While I was pregnant with Easton I made the decision to run a half marathon. I have always wanted to do one. Plus I gained more then enough weight with him, I thought it would be great motivation to lose some LBS! I knew I ALWAYS wanted to run a Disney race. All the stars lined up because the race sold out rather quickly. I found a way to buy into the race through a travel agency ( runwiththemouse.com ) (thanks Jim). I rounded up my friend Cassie to do it with me and we did it.
Everything that could go wrong while training did. I already couldn't train until 3 months before the race because I was still recovering from Labor. I caught cold after cold. Then I got a stress fracture in my foot. UGH. Then I have had some major pelvis/uterus pain. Still need to go to the Dr. Anyway, training was less than ideal and I was getting really worried. I had heard about the "Balloon Ladies" and getting swept and not finishing. To say I was nervous was a serious understatement.
The corral placements went to P and I got amazingly lucky and scored C. For Real? I was the 3rd leg to start the race!
We woke up at 1 AM to get going. I had to pump, makeup, hair, get ready, eat and then it was an hour drive to Disney. I thought I would be dead tired, but i wasnt. I didn't even nap when I got home!
Everywhere you looked there was a Sea of people. Over 25,000 runners! To be honest, they make YOU feel so special, like it is YOUR big day. Plus Disney is so used to tons of people that it didn't feel like there were that many there. It sure showed in the energy and excitement though.
There was woody, buzz, the Heroes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Snow White, Mary Poppins, the Genie etc. I never did see Ariel, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto.
I would 100% recommend this and any other Disney race to ANYBODY. They even have Diaper Dashes for the babies. Disney magic is so real and it is the best. I cannot wait until I can do another race.