After a fun filled day of expo adventures and fun in the parks with friends, it was a super early morning with a 4:00 wake up call. I knew I had to be out the door by 4:30 to start heading to the start line and corrals. I have had my costume planned out for both races since I was in Walt Disney World for the Princess Half Marathon. The 5K and 10K were both Alice and Wonderland themed which made it easy for me to select my 10K costume.
Yes, I was running as my Alice in Wonderland favorite - Cheshire Cat! I have been gathering the pieces for my costume for months. I already had my pink Sparkle Athletic skirt from Princess weekend and I added to it as I found those "must have" pieces. I made my own tail which included a loop at the end so I could run with it around my wrist - SMART thinking! I would not have been a happy girl with people stepping on my tail for 6.2 miles.
I went to our Team #runDisney meet up before we all headed off to our corrals. I was really excited to finally meet some of my other runDisney friends that I have not yet met in person.
Before getting into our corrals, I did have some time to meet-up with several friends.
|With my Tweedle friends Jim and Marc|
|With Henry - a friend from a running costume group (yes, he ran barefoot!)|
|Beau, my friend from college|
|Jen is sad that I was hating on her GA Bulldogs :)|
|Corral D is the place to be!|
|Jen and I goofing off in the corral|
|Party in Corral D!|
|The Starting Line! EEEEK|
|Mile 1 - CHECK!!|
|Jen found us on the course!|
|I always love the signs at runDisney races!|
|Race selfie with Jim!|
|I found Linda on the course!|
|I LOVE the number 13, so it made me happy to see this|
|Running selfie in Carsland|
|Lena getting some love from the cast members|
|Lena, Jen, and myself in California Adventure|
|Another group picture|
|Mile 3 - almost 1/2 way there!|
|My fellow costume-lover friend Kirsten from back in Atlanta found me on the course!|
|I found the Kelsch family!|
|The 3 of us running down Main Street!|
|Mile 4! Boom!|
|So the float actually says "PAINT" - my head made it say "PAIN"....|
|Just having some fun in ToonTown|
|The Cast Member support was awesome along the way|
|Mile 5 had Alice greeting you|
|Running through the castle selfie|
|Mile 6 - we are almost there!|
|Part 1 done, 13.1 miles separates us from a whole lot of BLING!|
Be sure to check out Jen's recap as well!
Time to Run,