Don’t miss part 1 of the Glass Slipper Challenge recap! You can read all about it here. Half marathon morning came really early. It was another 3am wake up call for us. We waited until the very last minute to walk to our corral and it paid off. We sat for a while in the holding area so we didn’t have to stand in our corral.
The first part of the race is all highway running then we were headed to the Magic Kingdom. Once we saw the parking terminal entrance we were all excited because that just meant that Cinderella’s Castle and the Magic Kingdom were that much closer. Running down Main Street is always such an experience. It is so fun running through the crowds and hearing all the magical music. It was the same feeling as when I ran the Walt Disney World Marathon in January.
We stopped and took a couple obligatory castle shots. The backside of the castle was so pretty and it was fun running through the castle.
Per usual Anna, Elsa and Kristoff were at the back of the castle throwing confetti snow.
Most of the middle miles were a blur. I didn’t have a good race and all the highway miles got hot really quickly. My hips were really bothering me and my knees didn’t like the way some of the roads were banked. I’m not going to lie, I struggled a lot during this race. It was rough and I hated it.
I was so happy to see that big Epcot ball because that meant that the race was nearly over. We crossed the finish line hand in hand. I was glad the race was over and so happy that I got to run it with my two favorite people.
All in all the race weekend was incredible. After all the discomfort and all the miles I was so thankful to have experienced it with my two favorite girls. We had a super fun girls weekend and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
We celebrated our races with champagne at Epcot after the races and took all kinds of fun pictures.
We spent the day after the race at Epcot and Magic Kingdom. We ate all the food and rode all the ride and walked all the parks. It was a blast.
It was a long couple days of early mornings, races, laughs, delicious eats and quality time. Since the race I’ve been nursing my hip issues and have been seeing the chiropractor. So far I am feeling better. I wish the half marathon would have been better, but I am thankful to have ran with my two best girls.
I can’t believe we ran the Glass Slipper Challenge and made it out in one piece. 19.3 magical miles in the books! We are already planning to do the Glass Slipper Challenge next year and add the 5k the day before the 10k. I can’t wait!
Have you ever ran a runDisney event?
Have you ever planned a race weekend as a girls trip?