Last year’s Wine & Dine as an experience to say the least with the delayed start due to storms. As I crossed the finish line I debated a re-do but was on the fence. I am not a late night race person. Well I’m actually not a late night person in general. Vegas RnR I don’t mind since it starts more in the afternoon.
But a few things happened along the way. First, it became a morning race! Yahoo! I realize that what made Wine & Dine unique was the nighttime aspect, but again, it really wasn’t for me. And second, my Disney BFF Michelle’s husband Jason wanted to run it (it was his first half). A chance to hang out with my BFF at Disney? Yes, please!
As many times as I say I am done with challenges, I found myself signing up for Lumiere’s challenge – it was Lumiere! I wasn’t too creative with my costumes either – recycling my Belle costume from Paris, and my Daisy costume from last year’s Wine & Dine. Costume might be too strong of a word. Its more of a hint of the character, rather than an elaborate costume.
I won’t bore you too much with details of the 10K course, since it is the same as the Princess course although the end was slightly different, in that we re-entered Epcot by Canada (I think?) before finishing. And to say I found Abby! Best part of Disney races are catching up with friends!
I was excited for the half course, as it would be different than Princess. They did have to modify it due to the construction at Hollywood however. I met up with Jason and we met Mickey & Minnie while waiting. I also ran into Kellie!
I loved the Animal Kingdom part of the course! Which sadly was over before you knew it and then it was roads. But it was different roads!
They had fun characters out. I didn’t wait for any as the lines were super long. Someday I’ll be fast enough to wait in short lines! I did catch up with Kellie & her crew and ran with them for a bit.
The course caught back up to the Princess course as the sun started to come out. The last several miles were brutal with the sun.
I found a short character line with Clarabelle & Horace as we were entering Epcot.
And before you know it, I was across the finish line with a new Disney PR of 2:58:42! Granted, when you only make a few photo stops, it helps with the race time! 🙂