Have a planning question about your next runDisney vacation?
Meet Faith, a runDisney mom on the Disney Parks Moms Panel. She's here to answer any questions you may have about your upcoming runDisney vacation, from what to pack and expect on race morning, to which theme park attractions you must ride and where to eat after the race.
Click here to submit your question to Faith, and read below to learn more about this runDisney mom!
Introducing Faith — 2014 runDisney Mom
Hi, race fans! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we're always on the go. We love runDisney because it allows us to incorporate our active lifestyle with the magic of a Disney Parks vacation. I am very excited to help you plan your runDisney-cation.
ABOUT ME: Wife, soccer mom, dance mom, preschool mom, now you know why I love to run - I have to keep up with my family. I am a stay-at-home mom and nationally certified fitness instructor and have been teaching for over ten years. This career path allows me to demonstrate the "Magic of Healthy Living" by setting an example for my family. Inspiration and motivation are also key factors in my life. Having been born with amniotic band syndrome, I only have one hand, a factor I've never allowed to hold me back. I'm determined to facilitate in everyone a spirit of dreaming big and overcoming. It's the magical feeling I harbor in my heart of wanting to inspire people to the finish-line that I don't just 'run', I run Disney.
ABOUT MY FAMILY: The one thing I can say about the cast members of this family is they truly are characters. Like any ruler of a kingdom, my husband has an ability to command respect, demonstrate exceptional leadership, and exude wisdom. He also has an incredible love for soccer that is still a major part of his life. If he's not coaching or attending to Team Dad duties, he's playing. Our prince is our oldest and can match wits with anyone, is ambitious, plays club-level soccer, and loves recanting his on-field experience with Soccer Mickey during Disney's Soccer Academy. Our middle child, and oldest princess, is a competitive dancer and accelerated math student who is always dreaming of spending the day in the France Pavilion of World Showcase in Epcot®. Our youngest princess is our sweet red-head who likes doing things her way and on her time, but can melt anyone's heart with her giggles on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad® Attraction.
ABOUT MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE: My love for Disney Parks was forged in childhood where Disneyland® was my happy-place and my inner magic was sparked. I will never forget seeing Sleeping Beauty Castle for the first time and instantly believing that fairytales and dreams could come true. It's these pixie-dusted memories that make returning for theDisneyland® Half-Marathon Weekend my favorite runDisney endurance event. In addition to Disneyland® experiences, we visit Walt Disney World ®Resort several times a year, we are Disney Vacation Club Members, and have sailed the high seas with Disney Cruise Line. Some of my favorite aspects of helping others plan Disney Parks vacations include which resort hotel to chose, your best pre and post-race dining options, and expectations if you are participating in a runDisney endurance event. Let me help you spark your inner magic and see you to the finish-line.