|Disney Family Fun Run 5K|
So this was my plan: Run really hard between photo opps, stop for those "must-see" characters, realize that I've got four days of running ahead of me, don't panic ever and finish within the time constraint. Okay. I've got this!
I wake up really early, like 3am early, head to my shuttle and arrive at the Start Line super early. I was anxious. I was excited. I was ready.
I have my Mom (who was running the 5 and 10K this year), two of my friends Leigh and Dellain (who were also running all four races), and was meeting up with two of my pals, Carrie and Mary Jo (who were also running all four races). This was about to be a good time and I knew it. Again, I have been training for 6 months and I was excited!!
|Up Bright and Early with Dellain, Leigh and GrandMary!|
|Found DFreezy at the Start Line!|
|Can not say enough how much I loved hanging out with these girls for all four races!|
|Found my friend Jillian volunteering for the 5k...|
she would later finish her first Marathon this weekend. Way to go Jillian!
The Start line totally gets me pumped up every time. The National Anthem is sung, the music is playing and the announcers are getting the crowd going. I love this feeling!
|Start Line of the Disney Fun Run 5K!|
|Start Line Selfies!|
|....And we're off! Here we GOOOOOO!|
|WOW! I've never seen Daisy in her Norwegian costume!|
I like to call her "Norway Daisy Duck"!
I know it's not proper grammar but I'm from Bama and it sounds cuter to me. :)
We found these guys hanging out in France with about a 2-3 minute wait. I think the entire race was behind us in Germany with Dopey. I'll take it!
It's finally starting to get a little more daylight out. The night pics don't turn out that great with my iphone and I didn't bring my better camera for this race. I'm holding out for the Half and the Full with that! I'll need back up for my phone battery as well....We're almost done! Time for a Selfie!
Yahhhhooooo! Made it to the Finish Line! 3.1 of 48.6 Miles are DONE! That wasn't so bad...time for post-race pics, parks and FOOD!
Some of my favorite pictures from any Disney race (this one is no different), are the pictures in the parking lot after the race. Even though I've done race retreat before and I love it for what it is, it's really alot of fun goofing off with my friends and taking zillions of pics with our medals on. And heck, the character photo opps are great too!
We had such a fun morning at the Disney Family Fun Run 5K. I'm off to grab a quick shower, cup of coffee and will be ready to hit the Magic Kingdom all before 10am. Now THAT, my friends, is a magical day.
At the end of this day, I have to focus on my eating, my hydration, overall exhaustion and eating again. I'm pretty tired but I'm not stopping. I don't get to visit Walt Disney World everyday and I'm going to make the most of it. Thanks runDisney for a fun 5k....Next up, Day 2 of the Dopey Challenge including the Inaugural Walt Disney World 10K (Minnie themed). Fun times and lots of polka-dots ahead! Stay tuned.....
|Had to stop in France for a photo opp with these guys!|
|2 miles in...Epcot Selfies!|
|Awesome 5K Finish Line!!|
|Woah. That's alot of Bling!|
|Disney Fun Run 5K Finishers! 3.1 Miles..DONE!|
|Found my pal Dave at the Finish!|
|In a Chipmunk Sandwich...love these guys!|
|Oh Hey Mickey!!|
|I'm pretty sure that Ellen reads my blog, right?!? Lol.|
|Yay for meeting new friends! Ran into Kristina after all four races!!!|
What are the odds?
|I'm a total fan of the Disney 5Ks!|
|Warning: Crazy People at the Finish Line.|
|My Mom, Pluto and Me after the race!|
|Ready to go play in the parks with my girls!|
|Running shoes on, coffee in hand, event shirt shirt on and medal around my neck...|
Yep. It's gonna be a good day in the Magic Kingdom!
|My medal was so happy to find his very own statue at Magic Kingdom! :)|
|Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch.|
My view...SO glad it's sunny and beautiful out and NOT snowing!
|This place is just so gorgeous!|
|Post race soup and sandwich at Be Our Guest Restaurant...Eating like a BEAST all weekend!|
|Thanks for a great race, Pluto!|