|Don't mind if I do!|
We had the Race Retreat package for the half marathon so we just grabbed a bagel, banana and some coffee in the tent before the race. This is a extra cost but so worth it...It is a heated/air conditioned tent with private port-a-potties, tons of food and beverages (water, powerade, coke products, tea coffee), a stretching/massage area as well as character photos! I am so doing this for now on!
|Race Retreat Tent|
There is about a 20 minute walk to the start of the race so after I got fueled up I said bye to Danny and walked to the start! Well, it was a mess...So So So crowded and took about 35-40 minutes to get to my corral A.
|walk to the start|
I couldn't find my pace for the first 4 miles or so because it was so overcrowded and people were running slow! I decided at this point this is just for fun and not a race...So when I started to see the characters along the way I stopped for a few and got my picture taken. The crowd support here is also great and so many people are out a cheering us on! I did see Danny a few times along the way which was awesome! He snagged a few pics:
|Female winner: Melissa White of Hanson Brooks|
My time was not great but will do... 1:40. So after I finished we went back into the race retreat and Danny ate while I got my massage! It was the best massage ever.. My girl knew exactly where my tender spots were and really worked on them as well as adjusted my out of place rib! No wonder it was hard to take a deep breath. After the massage we hung out, ate, took a few pics then loaded the bus to go back to the hotel.
|Some of the fairies|
WDW 20th Anniversary Marathon post up next!