I love race mornings! No, I do not like waking up at the ungodly hour of 3:00am but there is something definitely in the air. Its a combination of nerves, excitement and at Disney, MAGIC!
We were staying at The Beach Club Resort for our first night so we caught the bus to the start line there. There was quite a line up and we had to wait for the second bus to come before we could get on. When we got to Epcot, we did not have a bag to check for the 10K so we went and danced a little bit and pumped into a few friends. We saw Dave Mari….its not a race if Dave isn’t there!
I finally got to meet Sandra, check out her virtual runs here: FUNdRun4Bling
It was so nice to finally meet you in person Sandra!
Now I was suppose to be in Corral A but I was running this race with my friend who was in Corral B so I moved back a corral to run with her since Disney does not allow people to move up just drop back.
We then got into our corral and it was time to start this race!
Our race plan was to not worry about our time, to stop at most character stops and have FUN! We did just that on this very hot and humid morning. First up the Rabbit that we had to wait for while he took his break, but we had to get a picture with the Rabbit so we waited, and waited!
Next up Jiminy Cricket! You can see how glistening we are, yup it was a hot one!
Cinderella and Rapunzel stopped for Marie! Yes we are sweating profusely!
When we saw Goofy on the Boardwalk, we had to stop!
I really enjoyed the 10K Disney route. When I first looked at the course I thought, how boring, but they put the characters stops in the right spots and it actually was a great 10K that went by quickly. Michele & I had a blast running together! We finished and wanted to quickly get back to the resort and shower and get FOOD. We were starving at 3:30am so food was a must at that point. We didn’t want to wait in the line for the 10K background so just took a picture with the Princess background, its a Princess weekend anyways right!
We had to also take a look on the wall to see if our names were there, yes they were!
It was now time to get on the bus, go back to the resort, shower, change and get our bags moved to our next resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge. We grabbed breakfast at the bakery on the Boardwalk and then walked over to Hollywood Studios to play.
After Hollywood Studios we went to check in at our resort and I loved the safari view from our room.
And I always love the Mickey heads made out of towels that housekeeping makes.
A bestie pic on the balcony was needed before we headed out for dinner at Epcot.
We had a delicious dinner at Epcot and then walked around for a bit.
We ended the day with a quick stop at the resorts hot tub, we were ready to run the Half Marathon the following morning! Bring on the bling!