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Running the Disneyland 5K with David Chocarro and Team Cigna

Running the Disneyland 5K with David Chocarro and Team Cigna

My first race of Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend was the Disneyland® 5K presented by Cigna®. I was super excited and anxious about running with actor David Chocarro. He is a huge celebrity in my Latinx community and I was a complete bundle of nerves from the moment I received the news that I'd be running with him. I worried about the heat, humidity, my pace and whether or not David would be completely bored running beside me.

Mi primera carrera de Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend fue el Disneyland® 5K presentado por Cigna®. Estaba muy ansiosa por correr con el actor David Chocarro. Es un actor muy conocido y amado en nuestra comunidad latina. Yo estaba completamente nerviosa desde el momento que recibí la noticia que estaría corriendo con él. Estaba preocupada por lo lenta que corro en el calor y humedad y no quería que se aburriera corriendo conmigo.

As you can tell on the video recap below - I was worried for no reason. As usual. Anxiety is a monster.

Como verán en este video - yo estaba preocupada por ninguna razón. Como siempre.

I had an amazing time running with David, the group from Telemundo and Team Cigna! David was such a pleasure to run with. He's very sweet and extremely down to earth. It was so easy to chat with him about running, family, Disney and health. He is completely committed to his work as a Cigna Ambassador, encouraging Latinos to get their annual check-up and know their 4 health numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body mass index. 

Me divierto mucho corriendo con David y el equipo de Cigna! Fue un placer correr con David - es muy dulce y humilde. Fue fácil hablar con él sobre el ejercicio, la familia, Disney y la salud. Él está trabajando duro como embajador de Cigna para animar a los latinos a obtener su chequeo anual y conocer sus 4 números de salud: la presión arterial, el colesterol, el azúcar en la sangre y el índice de masa corporal.

If you're wondering why I was worried about the heat, this is the extreme and dangerous weather alert that was posted at the Expo the day before the 5K.

Si quieres saber por qué estaba preocupado por el calor, aquí puedes ver la alerta de condiciones extremas y peligrosas el dia antes de el 5K.

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The course looked fun and knowing it was only a 5K helped ease my nerves a little, but not much. My battle with anxiety was intense before this race, but thankfully I had my mom and good friend to keep me sane.

Sabía que la carrera sería divertida y eso ayudó a aliviar mis nervios un poco.
 

Disneyland 5K Course

Since the races were Pixar themed, I decided to run this one as Rex from Toy Story. My runDisney race costume was easy: green sparkle skirt and visor, green CEP socks, green Raw Threads Rex tank.

Como las carreras estaban tematizados como Pixar, decidí correr disfrazada como Rex de Toy Story. Mi disfraz era simple: falda, visor y calcetines verdes con una camisa de Rex verde.

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I met David and Team Cigna at the Disneyland Hotel before the race. Then we walked to the Cigna booth where we did a little social media work before walking to our corrals. Everyone I met that morning was amazing! 

Me reuní con David y Team Cigna en el Disneyland Hotel antes de la carrera. Luego nos dirigimos a el puesto de Cigna donde hicimos un poco de trabajo en las redes sociales antes de caminar a nuestro corral. Todo el mundo que conocí esa mañana fue increíble!

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Corral selfie with the best group of people you could ever run with!

Corral selfie with the best group of people you could ever run with!

The race started at 5:00 AM sharp and we were off and running towards Cars Land.

Empezamos a las 5 en punto y fuimos directamente hacia Cars Land.

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After mile marker 1, we ran into Mrs. Incredible near Paradise Pier.

Después de una milla, nos encontramos con Mrs. Incredible cerca de Paradise Pier.

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After mile 2 we entered Disneyland and found the soldiers and Lotso in Fantasyland. Instead of standing in line we took another quick selfie and moved on. 

Después de la segunda milla llegamos a Disneyland adonde encontramos a los soldados y Lotso en Fantasyland. En vez de esperar en la fila tomamos otro selfie rápido y seguimos adelante.

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After running through the castle we saw Jessie and noticed she didn't have a long line. We decided to stop as a group for a photo. 

Después de pasar el castillo vimos a Jessie y notamos que no tenía una fila larga. Decidimos parar como un grupo para la foto.

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We continued down Main Street U.S.A. running, laughing and having the best time ever.

Continuamos por Main Street U.S.A. corriendo, gozando y disfrutando.

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But first - a selfie with Mr. Incredible!

Claro que deje de correr un momento para tomar un selfie con el Senior Increíble.

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After leaving Disneyland, we hustled through Downtown Disney and made our way to the finish with huge smiles on our faces.

Después de salir de Disneyland, corrimos a través de Downtown Disney hasta el final con grandes sonrisas.

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Running with David and Team Cigna was such an amazing experience! This entire group of individuals are all so motivating and inspiring with their genuine warmth and kindness. We started this journey as strangers in a hotel lobby at 3:30 AM, but by the end of the 5K we were friends looking forward to supporting each other through the next two races. I miss them already!

Poder correr con David y Team Cigna fue una experiencia tan positiva! Todos son gente tan inspiradora y genuinamente amable. Empezamos el fin de semana como extraños en un hotel a las 3:30 de la manaña, pero al final de el 5K éramos amigos dispuestos a apoyarnos durante las próximas dos carreras. ¡Ya los extraño!

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After the race, David visited the Cigna mobile unit for a free check-up that will provide him with those four important numbers.

Después de la carrera, David visitó a Cigna para un chequeo gratis para saber sus cuatro números de la salud.

PHOTO: Cigna

PHOTO: Cigna

Later that day, I was able to interview David and participate in the Cigna Great Race Blogger Meet-Up. Stay tuned for those recaps!

Después de los 5K entrevisté a David y participé en el Cigna Great Race Blogger Meet-Up. ¡Vuelve al blog para leer más!

For more information about Cigna and your 4 important health numnbers, visit:

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