This time last year I was in California, running the Disneyland Half Marathon as part of the Coast-to-Coast Challenge. As much as I really didn't enjoy that course, I couldn't help but feel sad that I wasn't there again this year. I'm sad that I won't get another Coast-to-Coast Medal. And I'm sad that I won't get to see my friend, Sadie. And I'm sad that I won't get to spend alone time with my Mom. And I'm sad that I won't get to see the folks from ROTE. And I'm sad that I won't get to spend more time at Disneyland.
So many of the ROTE folks were sad about missing out on the DL Half this weekend that they came up with a virtual race for all ROTErs to participate in - the Munchkin Run Half-of-a-Half. The goal is to run/walk 6.55 miles and then reward yourself with Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts!!
My training plan called for 8 miles today so it worked out really well to do the 6.55 miles (half of a half marathon!! Get it??). I printed out my race bib, put on my ROTE gear, and was ready to go!
Here is a picture of me before I got started. The sun was coming up behind me but it was still too dark to tell. On a side note, it was a really beautiful day sunrise today!
The "race" went well - my BFF must have taken the notion of a race seriously because she was truly flying all morning! LOL I keep threatening her with a leash. I think she thinks I'm joking! Ha ha!! ::insert evil grin::
When we hit 6.55 miles, I paused my Garmin (1:09:53) and took a "finish line picture" which I shall not post here because I have the goofiest look on my face! Then we kept on until we hit our 8 miles for today.
On the way home I picked up the Munchkins - plus enough to share with the hungry masses back home! My husband took my "post race" picture below eating my yummy Munchkin, which I think is better than an ill-fitting tee shirt any day of the week! LOL
Hope this becomes an annual event - or maybe any time there is a Disney race there could be a virtual ROTE race for those who cannot attend the Disney race! LOL It sure helps the sadness! :D