The morning started with another super early wake up call. This one was earlier than the day before for the 5K. Getting to the race and parked was not an issue. I'm amazed how easily getting to the race is when I stay off site.
When my mom and arrived into the sea of runners, the excitement was the in the air. I always love taking time out to stop and soak up the runDisney magic. And it was cool seeing it through my mom's eyes too! She was so amazed by the masses of people and all the different costumes.
One of my favorite parts of the race was running into so many friends. Some I have met before and some I finally got to meet from Twitter. I wish I would have gotten to take a pic with everyone I got to chat with that morning! Here are a few that I did get:
|I finally got to meet Kristin!|
@bamagirlruns loves all things Disney!
|My mom and I ran into Pam and Christine!|
There's nothing better than a mother/daugther combo
|Say hello to Ashley from @ashley_city! Loved|
meeting another fellow Ashley (and Minnie)!
I'll be honest. The first three miles weren't "magical." It was just us and the pavement. I guess I'm just used to the feeling I get running through the parks. I was a little worried about my foot early on and the parks would've been a good distraction. We decided to keep our pace nice and easy. I didn't want to overdue it with my foot.
I couldn't wait to hit Epcot....this is my new favorite park. I loved seeing the sights and taking it all in. I felt like a tour guide showing my mom all the different countries. Tour Guide Ashley at your service!
One great part about the route for this race was running along the Boardwalk. My mom loved this part. There were people every where cheering. It was a good way to get hyped up before the last part of the race.
As we approach the finished, we had to stop and snap a pic. These memories are priceless!
And of course I loved my new bling! Isn't she pretty?
Keep the 10K's coming runDisney! I'll be back next year for sure. And I'm looking forward to the 10K next month at Princess.
If you ran this race, what did you think? If you didn't, what do you think of runDisney adding 10Ks to their lineup?