|I have the BEST BRF (Best Running Friend) in THE WORLD!|
After we got out of the car, we made our way towards the starting line. We had to go through a couple security lines (since I had a runner’s belt they had me go through the bag check line, even though it only had 2 cough drops in it ;)). I was originally assigned to Corral A, but since my parents were in C I moved back to start with them. Once we got to the corrals we shimmied up to the front and waited for some more folks to file in to help block the wind behind us.
|Mom, Dad, and I in Corral C.|
|Dad took a couple pictures in the corral (people packed in)|
|Another shot of the cattle call.|
|Please ignore my crazy eyes ;)|
After another walk break we saw the Mile 3 sign and decided to run to the finish. We were able to cross the finish line under 45 minutes, which was great (since I had to keep a 16 minute pace for the Dopey Challenge). I would say we probably ended up running at least half the race, which was more than I was expecting - MY MOM IS A ROCKSTAR!
|I think Mile 1 was 13:13 and Mile 2 & 3 were closer to 14:30 with our selfie stops|
|My mom is such a RUNNING ROCKSTAR (she hasn't run since this summer)!|
Before we got to the photographers we caught back up with my dad. He finished in 32:41 - SPEED DEMON!! We were able to get a finishing picture together - YAY! After we grabbed our official picture, there was an extra backdrop and a volunteer nearby so I asked the gentleman if he would take our photo (the voluntEARS are always sooooooo sweet!).
Then I had to go through the Dopey tent… I am still sort of confused on the whole thing. They aren’t giving us bracelets to confirm we finished the races this year, something with picture proof… As long as I get my Dopey medals, I guess that is all I really care about (technology is great… as long as it works).
I don't know that I would necessarily ever sign up for a Disney 5K on its own (mostly due to the congestion and cost), but as part of a challenge I definitely love them. And what I love MOST is being able to enjoy it with my parents!! THEY ROCK MY SOCKS!!
|The finisher medallion and participant shirt!|
**FYI - I AM BUYING THE MARATHONFOTO DOPEY PACKAGE, WHICH WILL INCLUDE ALL OF MY "PROFESSIONAL" PICTURES THE PHOTOGRAPHERS TOOK. ONCE ALL OF THE PICTURES ARE CATEGORIZED AND ASSIGNED I WILL GET THE PICS AND ADD THEM TO THIS POST.**
Have you run any races with a family member?