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From Where This Princess Stands….

disney princess half marathon

Taken with Canon 6D and Canon 40mm 2.8 Lens

Settings: Aperture: f 5.0/ shutter speed : 1/50 ISO: 6400.

I’ve had these shoes for 3, almost 4 years now. I bought them from Peachtree Running Company. I went in and did the running test so they could see exactly how i run and recommend the best shoes for me. I was excited you see, because i had just singed up for the Disney Princess Half Marathon.

I ran for a few weeks, but by the time the race came around, I had stopped. My new running shoes were in the closet, buried underneath the rest of the forgotten shoes.

I signed up AGAIN. I can do this, i thought. I even had a buddy who singed up with me. We were following a running plan. We were going to DO this! But Thanksgiving came, Christmas came..and went and I knew that NO, once again, my money was wasted.

I ran a 10 K in July of that year with no training whatsoever, but hey..i ran something.

My shoes went back in the closet. Hidden under more junk.

Then, I signed up AGAIN.

What, did I just like wasting money?

But then, i started running early…and fell off…and stared training again…and fell off and then got sick as a DOG the week before the freakin race!

Was this a sign??? Was I just NOT meant to ever run this race?

BUT I doped myself up, got on a plane to Florida and dammit I ran, walked, shuffled, cried and damn near crawled my way through 13.1 miles at Disney.

And I finally completed a Disney Princess Half Marathon.

And I just like that, I crossed something off of my bucket list.

I guess the lesson is in this, keep trying, if you fail, try and try again. The third time seems to be a charm.

disney princess half marathon

 (iPhone 5 photos edited with Pictapgo app)

Tip: Telling a story with your photography is a great way to capture memories. You can take a photojournalistic approach and capture moments as they happen with no prompting or setting things up. You just let things unfold and push your shutter button to capture the moment.  But I have a few more tips when you are trying to tell a story with your photography:

  1. Capture the big picture: you want context, what was going on ? Sometimes, when telling a story, your background is just as important as your subject
  2. Capture the details: because that’s what you really want to remember: the way your baby’s hair curls arounds her ears, the silly little sparkle in their eye, or the many wrinkles on newborn feet.
  3. Use a wide angle lens: you can crop later, but it’s important to be able to get the WHOLE story in the frame.
  4. Relax and let it happen. Enjoy those moments, don’t force them. Have your camera ready and when the moment happens, just push the shutter button….


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Thursday 5th of March 2015

Oh! Missed the link by a second, but here it is..


Wednesday 4th of March 2015

That is awesome; congratulations!! A half marathon is on my list as well. I signed up for the Diva 1/2 last year, but I too had to miss out on it! Way to go!

Vashti (

Sunday 1st of March 2015

Yay! Congrats LaShawn. Running a 5K is on my "list". Way to go!


Saturday 28th of February 2015

Congratulations!!! You should be really proud of yourself, especially since you pushed through being sick to complete your goal.


Friday 27th of February 2015

I'm so excited that you got to do the Princess Half Marathon! I hope to return maybe in 2017 for the Glass Slipper Challenge. I'm sure you had a great time! Congrats!!!