Be sure to catch up on my journey to the Half Marathon by checking out my other recaps.
Even though my mom, sister and I ran the 5k and 10k together we opted to race the half marathon on our own. Luckily my sister and I were in same corral so I had someone to talk to while we waited. We were together for the first couple minutes then she was gone.
From the very beginning I had some foot problems. I don’t know if it was just all the time on my feet building up to this race or what. I stuck to run/walk and took breaks when I needed to. Even though it wasn’t ideal by any stretch, I still had so much fun and picked up the pace when I was feeling good.
The first couple miles are always a little boring because you are just running on the highway, but every mile is closer to the Magic Kingdom which I love.
Running down Main Street is one of my favorites. After miles on the highway it always seems like such a treat to run to Disney music and finally see spectators.
Running through Cinderella’s Castle never gets old. I always look forward to it and it’s so much fun!
After the castle it was off to run past Splash Mountain. I was also able to snag a picture with Cinderella and Snow White. When I walked up, Snow White said, “my dear, I spotted you a mile away”. Well played!
The middle miles are always pretty boring and always seem to take forever, but as soon as I saw Epcot everything got so much better.
That finish line feeling though?! I was so happy to be done! I met up with my sister and we waited on my mom who was about 20 minutes behind me.
Post race bliss included salty margaritas with chips and guacamole, a little black forest cake, Mediterranean platter, champagne and macarons for the road. We had planned to only spend a little time at Epcot after the race, but stayed there for most of the day then had a delicious dinner at Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant.
I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to spend so much time with my girls and it was even sweeter doing it at Disney.