Meet Christine!

Nice to meet you, Internet. Welcome to Runs in Tutus!

I’m Christine. I am a craft-lover, nerd, workaholic, wanna be ballerina (because tutus), and redhead. I am also big sister to fellow Runs in Tutus bloggers Melanie and Amanda.

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Drinking princess tea at the Garden View Tea Room in the Grand Floridian

You will notice I did not use the word “athlete” to describe myself. I started running in 2003 when a friend told me she was doing a marathon. I thought it sounded like fun, so I signed up too. My running experience prior to marathon training included the Presidential Fitness Challenge in elementary school.  After months of training, I finished 26.2 miles at the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon. That race still remains on the list of my favorites because I crossed the finish line at that race in celebration of my first year of cancer survivorship!

Running got even more exciting when I did my first Disney Princess Half Marathon in 2011 because I discovered the joy of running in a tutu! Since then I have done multiple runDisney races every year. I just can’t get enough of the magic!

Tutus and Disney aren’t the only reasons I continue to run. Here are a few other reasons I love to run:

1. I like athletic clothing (especially the sparkly, pink kind)

2. Traveling to races makes me take time off of work

3. Running seems to help with my mood

4. I like to eat Blizzards, cookies, and other foods that require a certain level of athletic supplement

5. I love crafting, and every race gives me an excuse to make a cute race mini book and race countdown

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more craft tutorials, travel itineraries, and tutu tips!

– Christine

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