Meet Your Newest runDisney "Workout Buddy"

Whether you're training on your own or running in a runDisney event, it's nice to have a friend to run with. This year, we're delighted to welcome Misfit as presenting sponsor of Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

Start line at Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort

So you're probably asking yourself, what is Misfit? (And no, it's not one of Snow White's other dwarfs). It's actually an activity tracker that can fit seamlessly into your runDisney training. And it can help you 24 hours a day! How, you may ask?

Here are some tips from the Misfit team on how to make the most of training with a Misfit activity tracker:

You can track your progress. Set up Misfit in minutes with the easy-to-use app and pound the pavement as you train for your next race. If you're relatively new to running, Misfit helps you set goals and build training gradually, which is ideal for pairing with the Galloway "run/walk" method. If you're an experienced runner, it's a great way to "award yourself" by displaying your achievements and goals in one, well-organized place.

Misfit Activity Tracker

You can get enough rest. You feel, look and work better with a good night's sleep (okay, maybe Sleepy overdoes it). You can do something about it…by doing nothing. Let Misfit automatically track your sleep. Set a goal, like seven to eight hours a night. Keep artificial light and screen time at a minimum at night. Reduce caffeine late in the day. Remember that rest is as important for your training as your running. If you can hit the sack early, you can take advantage of early mornings, which are some of the most "magical" times to run.

Your friends can join in the journey. Find a running buddy or two at similar fitness levels and use your Misfits to stay accountable. Stay in touch and check on each other's progress on the social menu of the Misfit app.

You can eat healthier. Sometimes we don't have the time or resources to keep track of the best food choices. Keep in check and get an overall picture of what you're eating with the Misfit app's photo food journal. Or connect with a partner app, like LoseIt! or MyFitnessPal for more detailed nutritional tracking. That way, when you finish your Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend event, you can indulge at all the fresh markets at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Sometimes the pressures of daily life and the race against the clock stand between you and your runDisney goals. But when you think about it, the Walt Disney World® Resort itself is the result of both dreams, perseverance and hard work. You can do it. After all, you have friends like Misfit and all of us at runDisney along with you, mile after magical mile.

If you would like to get training with a Misfit activity tracker, check out their latest products at and enjoy a 15% discount off your purchase by using code STRIDE15. This offer can be redeemed toward any item and is valid through October 31, 2016.

Misfit is the presenting sponsor of Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World® Resort.