Last weekend my mom and I headed to Disney World for the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend. This half marathon is the reason I started running. This year we did the 5k and 10k too, because if running 1 race is great then running 3 must be really, really great. And it was 🙂 Here are some more random pictures and thoughts from the weekend:
The weather really took a toll on us over the three races. Training outside in the Wisconsin (Or Massachusetts) winter does not prepare you well for Florida. This wasn’t the hottest Disney race we’ve run, but it was humid and foggy. This half was my second slowest ever…by a lot. I went into it planning to take it easy – I haven’t been feeling great lately and there was no way I was going to go very fast even if I tried. The 10k was my slowest ever. Somehow despite the fact that I purposefully ran slower than usual and had planned it that way, I am still really stressed about my times. Which is ridiculous.
The 5k was not our slowest ever, which was a little disappointing. During that we stop and take pictures and generally just goof around. It took us 45min to get from the one-mile marker to the two-mile marker. And somehow we still managed to finish faster than last year. I had been hoping to take even longer this year, because it’s always good to have a goal.
We also got a lot of shirts (these are blurry, sorry):
In addition to running, we also visited all four Disney World parks, Downtown Disney, ESPN WWOS, and a number of the Disney resorts. Some people rest between races…we are not those people. That may also have contributed to our relatively slow running. Totally worth it.
Overall the trip was a wonderful success. Lots of running, lots of eating, and lots of laughing 🙂