Friday, January 24, 2014

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 10K

 I have officially joined the ranks of the runDisney runners.

I participated in my first run/race ever this month. What better place to do it than at Disney?! (In all honesty I would never run "far" anywhere else without something chasing me!)

If you read my other blog you know that I am not a fitness girl. I don't get up and run at 5am and watch the sunrise. Nope, not me, no thank you.

This was an awesome exception. The race started at 5:30am and being as anxious as I am I decided to grab the first bus to the starting line which meant getting to the bus stop by 3:30am. Normally I'm still awake then! (I'm writing this at 3:36am lol) 
So, to make the situation as easy as possible I laid my outfit out the night before. This was a tip I was given by another runner at the Expo. Great tip!!

I got to the Epcot parking lot and started the walk to the starting line. 

I met so many amazing people that weekend. Runners are the craziest, nicest, most supportive people EVER and runDisney runners are magical too!

(My friend Kira and I before the start of the race.)

I waited for what felt like centuries for my corral to head to the starting line. I was feeling stiff and nervous since I hadn't planned on such a late start. (Now I know for next time) While we waited for our turn to head on to the course, the winner actually crossed the finish line! It was incredible and it got me back into a good space mentally. 

Then it was our turn!

I didn't go with anyone so I spent quite a bit of my run texting my bff about my progress while she cheered me on from home.
I sent her photos at every mile marker which helped push me to go a little faster to show her how quick I could be lol
(I couldn't stop to take a photo of myself bc of how long the line was! Those Frozen chicks are super popular)
(Almost done!!)
Only .2 miles to go!!

I did it!!!

I stopped to meet some characters along the way.

This was by far one of the best experiences of my life. I can't wait for my next race and to add to my new runDisney bling collection!

Do you runDisney? What has been your favorite race?

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