Thankfully, I've had a full recovery and I'm back in the game. Training was VERY hard for me. Getting back into running is not an easy task. Especially coming off of an injury and childbirth. Once my ankle healed, I had some serious hip issues that luckily have resolved themselves, but could potentially rear their ugly head if I'm not careful. But somehow, someway, I was able to get into running condition with little time to spare. I ran 6 miles the weekend before the race and had to count of my experience with running and pacing to get me through my first 13.1 post baby!
Our morning started dark and early at 3:00am! Yikes. We quietly got ready while Chloe and Julie slept in our room. We laid out all of our Snow White and Grumpy gear the night before to make things as easy as possible. At 3:30 we were outside our room where we met up with Ali. She took a few pictures for us before going into our room to help Julie with Chloe while we were out running!
We were on a bus by 3:40am to go to the runner drop off area. runDisney has amazing transportation from the resorts to the runner area and back again. This year we seemed to get there a little early. We were there by 4:00am, so we took a few pictures and took everything in before we took the 15 minute walk over to the starting corals.
Just after mile 2 we we passing through the Magic Kingdom sign to run through its vast and winding parking lot. We had to stop to get a quick selfie!
Speaking of runDisney volunteers, they're amazing! They're all so helpful, supportive, encouraging and just great. Big thank you shout out to everyone out there who has ever volunteered for a race. You rock and we appreciate you!
Around mile 12 we finally made our way into Epcot! It's always nice to be running in the parks because it takes your mind off of the running since there is more to look at. Plus you're at Disney! It gives you the extra boost you need to finish strong.
Just when we thought we were going to power through to the finish line, we saw Geenie! We had to stop and get a picture with him.
Ever dressed up for a race? What is your favorite costume?