Anyhow, for once, other than lots of fun pictures, I don't have a huge detailed report of the race. This race wasn't about me, it was about getting Ronda to her first half marathon finish.
After 5 days walking around Disney, I decided to crash at Ronda's hotel the night before so we could take the shuttle together to the race (I wasn't at a host hotel AND it made it easier to not have to try to find each other in that huge crowd). The alarm went off at 2-stinkin-am. And RR insisted we have sparkly eyes... mine turned out looking like a bad case of pink-eye.
Lucy! Lucy was running her first half marathon after losing over 200 lbs. Wow!
Giraffy briefly since she had to give something to RR. And then I spotted Katye. (RR did not get the Snow White memo.)
Then we started to have fun with the photos and got a little wacky!
Gotta make a Toy Story stop!
Now you might interpret this next photo as a nice picture of the crowd of running princesses... but the truth is that this was Ronda's way of taking a break after the big hill. I kept telling her I had a "no puking" rule and she had been light-headed for about a mile.
The end is just around the corner!!!
All done! Congrats Ronda, you're a half-marathoner!!! Most fun I've had in a race, EVER. Seriously. So glad we decided to just enjoy it. I will definitely remember this one for a long, long time. It was amazing! You should put a Disney race on your to-do list at least once in your racing career.
I felt so good after the relaxing pace with the stops, that I went straight back to the hotel, took a quick 10 minute rinse, and walked right back out the door to take the kids to Magic Kingdom!