Disneyland Racecation: #DumboTweetUp & meetups

Where to even begin with the Disneyland Racecation posts?!

Let’s start with some meetups & the #DumboTweetUp!

We got into Disneyland around lunchtime (Pacific Time) on Friday before the 10k Saturday. I knew we had to head over to Krissy’s Cupcake Meetup & also dash over to Disneyland Hotel for the Expo to get our packets!

I was so happy to meet Krissy a few weeks back when we hung out and shopped for the day so ran over to give her a big HUG and then on to the expo!

At the expo, I was able to meet up with Lori and Michelle (The Purely Twins) as I grabbed another Raw Threads Disney tank – they’re so cute and adorable! Let’s also not forget my favorite Run Disney race announcer Carissa! She was sure to remind runners to hydrate as they walked around the expo!

 
In the promise land!

 Packets – check!
 
A little out of it from our coast-to-coast flight, we got comfy in the hotel (I always have to nest and unpack when I get to a new place) and then walked down to Downtown Disney – I’ll go into it more in a post about our stay, but WHAT a difference in size. This is NOT a dig at Disneyland at all but actually a PLUS. We were able to walk everywhere – no shuttles needed!
 
I had a meetup with RunDisney at the House of Blues after we stopped for dinner and was able to see two of my favorite ladies: Shannyn & Heather. I hadn’t met Heather until this trip but she’s been my Disney travel agent since the beginning of the year! It was like we’d known each other all along – the fun part of meeting blends in real life 😉 Shannyn and I were roomies at Fitbloggin just this past June!
 
 

The day of the 10k, was the #DumboTweetup! Planned along with @PavementRunner & @SeeSharpRun – the 3 of us wanted to get as many tweeters together as we could since many of us were coming from all over the country for race weekend!

 

TL: Heather, TR: Danielle & Krissy, Bottom: Melissa, Carrie & PR

 
Had a BLAST hosting with Pavement Runner and See Sharp Run!
 
Hosting this Tweetup with these guys was a blast! We were able to raffle off prizes that included tons of running gear and we were able to put names with faces we’d seen on Twitter for some time now!
 
Getting to hang out with these two crazy kids was so much fun – I’m happy to have made 2 more friends through this lovely internet machine!  We all immediately connected – one quirky happy FUNKY BUNCH!
 
Meetups/People are my favorite part of race weekends! I almost forget about the running part 😉
 
Do you love blogger meetups/tweetups?
 
Next up: The Dumbo Double Dare Race[s] Recap!
 

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    September 9, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Your meetup was a blast! So glad we were able to hang at Disneyland!

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      September 9, 2013, 12:11 pm

      yes! I’m so happy we were able to make it work amidst the chaos haha

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    September 9, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Was so nice to finally meet you! Hopefully it works out that we can see each other next month when I’m down in Orlando 🙂 Looking forward to reading the rest of your recaps!

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    September 9, 2013, 12:01 pm

    my one and only race was a BLOGGERY meet up at disney.
    BEST
    TIME
    EVER.

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    September 9, 2013, 12:27 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time and got to meet some awesome people!

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    September 9, 2013, 12:36 pm

    So much fun! I do need to do a DIsney race one of these days. Whether my kids are DIsney fans or not! Big blogger meetup every year here for Chicago marathon.

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      September 9, 2013, 3:10 pm

      They will BECOME fans! Even us two as adults have fallen in love with it all!

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    September 9, 2013, 12:39 pm

    Sounds so fun! I wish I could have gone! Just wasn’t in the cards for me this year…and I know why now. Because I got a new job! God knew what he was doing when it sold out before I had a chance to register! I wouldn’t have been able to take the time off from my new job. Can’t wait for the rest of your recaps!!!

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    September 9, 2013, 1:33 pm

    Your meet ups look like a great time! Really cool how many people you know in the fitness blogosphere. I hope to do a Disney race myself one year!

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    September 9, 2013, 1:36 pm

    I am jealous, to be sure–all that great meeting up! Glad you had so much fun.

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    September 9, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Wow, that looks and sounds like a fantastic time! I have only met a few bloggers and running online friends so far, but each time, it has been really great!

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    September 9, 2013, 2:03 pm

    hooray! Glad we got to hang out. Love that pic of us at HOB!

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    September 9, 2013, 2:05 pm

    I’m pretty sure that couldn’t have been any more fun. I loved watching the pictures come through on instagram too. So glad you had a great time!

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    September 9, 2013, 2:13 pm

    SO bummed I couldn’t make the meetup, it looks like it was a blast!

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    September 9, 2013, 3:04 pm

    Ahhhhh so fun!!! Love our meet up back in May!

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    September 9, 2013, 4:22 pm

    Great picture from your tweet up. We need to make it to one of thees meetups, but a rest was in order for this old lady runner after the 10k and then a very long Goofy breakfast (we weren’t done until 2:00!)

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    September 9, 2013, 5:27 pm

    I have said this 100 million times – but so JEALOUS!

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    September 9, 2013, 8:15 pm

    i love it! i would never want to leave. Okay maybe for my pup and my husband. haha. Welcome home!

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      September 9, 2013, 9:10 pm

      haha I tried to hide in the castle, but got kicked out 😉

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    September 9, 2013, 10:59 pm

    I’m sad that I couldn’t make it down to Anaheim for the Tweet-up. I’m seriously thinking about doing a Disney Run next year though!

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    September 9, 2013, 11:16 pm

    I’m glad the tweet up was so successful! I know you worked so hard on organizing that! What shirt did you get from Raw Threads?

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    September 10, 2013, 1:06 am

    The Tweet-up looks so fun! I loved following along with the photos and living vicariously through you. :c)

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    September 10, 2013, 1:34 am

    I may, or may not, have instagram stalked you and been beyond jealous all weekend!

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    September 10, 2013, 1:50 am

    I loved seeing all the photos from the weekend. It looked like you all had such a great time and I was definitely jealous!

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    September 10, 2013, 2:09 am

    Such a drag I was not home the weekend of this BUT I did get to see family so – but would have been fun to meet you all!

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