Well, it's true! After doing many other Disney half marathons and even Goofy, I finally managed to do a 5K. I always run the Saturday morning before the race anyway, and I would always see people coming back from the 5K with medallions. I would wonder why I didn't go ahead and do the race myself since I was out running anyway! And this year, at last, we did!
I traveled down to WDW with Jan like I always do, and we were both a little nervous this weekend. Jan has been battling an injury since the WDW Half Marathon in January and I started getting congested on Friday morning. We had planned to take the 5K easy - and we decided to go without our Garmins so we wouldn't be tempted by the clock. (I was a little disappointed when I realized there was a clock out on the course at each mile marker and the finish line - so much for the "untimed" event that Disney billed this as @@)
|Naked Runners LOL|
|Breakfast Sandwich before the 5K, anyone??|
|The hugs from Mickey and Minnie made my morning!|
|For a moment, I can feel like a speed demon!|
|Best fireworks ever!|
Here are some of the pictures we took on the course:
|5K Finishers - and had a blast doing it!|
Later on in the day, we went back to EPCOT and had our picture taken with our 5K shirts and medallions on! Sort of an "after" picture!
I think I will do a 5K on race weekend every time now! It was SO much fun! As an added benefit, getting up super early that morning helped me to be really tired so I could go to bed early for the big race the next day!