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This weekend's RunDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend started with the "Fit for a Princess" at Disney's Coronado Springs Hotel. This was a new location for a race expo. We usually have them at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex, however the Atlanta Braves were playing a spring training game there. New location, but the same great vendors and speakers.
As the RunDisney race announcer my duties at the expo include making sponsor announcements, introducing the speaker series guests, and making other random announcements. I do some talking and a lot of walking around and browsing.
I usually don't bring money so I'm not tempted to buy the millions of awesome running things I want. This expo I left with a new Raw Threads "Warrior" shirt, a tiara Sweatyband, a gold sweatyband, and a new iFitness running belt with water bottle holders. The expo also included some wonderful speakers. Our RunDisney training consultant Jeff Galloway and our official nutritionist Tara Guidus were there. I also got to introduce Ali Vincent the first female winner of the Biggest Loser. I met her at the Tinker Bell Half last month. This was her first expo speaking experience. She was nervous at first, but she was AMAZING! I had goosebumps listening to her tell her inspiring story. I had a woman come up to me and tell me that she was 400 pounds and is now 250 pounds thanks to Ali's inspiration. That's 150 pounds gone! If you can ever hear Ali speak, I highly recommend it. We also had some other VIP's in the RunDisney booth included Sean Astin from Lord of the Rings and Rachel Booth the 2012 Princess Half Marathon champion.
Love and do you take credit? Carissa & Kyle