Monday, January 12, 2015

Day 6 - travel (boo)

Got to sleep in today!!! Until 4:30!

We were at the airport by 6; through security by 6:30; boarding at 7. Lots of runDisney bling walking around the airport. Next thing I knew - BOOM! BWI 

We had about 45
Minutes to get to our next flight - plenty of time. 

Here we are leaving Baltimore. 


And here we are landing in Portland (75 minutes later) freaking SNOW!)

Yup - we're home. Like we never left. 


All in all ... I'm glad we did it again. I think I was more sore this time around, but still able to hit the parks and ride the rides. Learned a lot about doing thinks different should we do it again. Theo is already talking about trying to run the half marathon. Hmmmmmm. 


Day 5 - the BIG one!


Ugh. Alarms went off at 3:16 again and we met by the pool at 3:30 again. Although this time we had Walmart bathrobes (yay!) but the coffee addicted ladies were forced to drink coffee out of Tupperware bowls. Good times. 

The view from Corral H. 


The start!

We've been here before!

And we've seen LOU before!

Magic!
We picked up a kick ass Navy Comander (Amy) who was also running for Tourette's 


The Groomsmen remembered us from our Incredibles costumes the day before. We shared a moment. 

Just keep running!

Back stage area entering the Animal Kingdom 


Expedition Everest was not running this year (boooo) but we soldiered on until...


The only thing that could revive them ... Phineas and Ferb!!!


Then into Hollywood Studios!

Where were these guys yesterday!?!?


Yeah! Hollywood Studios!!!


Had to make a brief stop at Mexico (Mile 25 point something) to .... Ummmm ... Yeah ... BUY MARGARITAS!!!

 

And ... After months of training and days of cold mornings ... D.U.N. 


As is our custom, we caught the next bus bask to the hotel, took a shower (and an ice bath) and hit the Magic Kingdom!!!

Village haus 
Fire Station
"New" Fantasyland 

Then it was off the Chef Mickeys - 15 of us!!!


And then??? Lost a few but several of us stayed  in the park to ride a few more rides and to get those last minute gifts. 


In the end, it was just Theo and I. We made it back to our room around midnight. Alarms went off this morning at 4:20 (sleeping in, baby!)  We were at the airport at 6, throught security by 6:30 and on our plane a little after 7. We are currently about to land at BWI 

We've got an hour and then our flight to PWM. God willing, we'll be back to Portland by noon and back home by 12:45. And then BACK TO BED!!!

Tomorrow I will download our MagicPhotoPass pictures and post them. After that I will post some of the official race pics. 

I think Renee, Anne and I will run again this weekend - maybe we'll figure out the next crazy thing to do!  B??? You in???

TTFN

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Day 4 - Incredible Half

Another short night/early morning. Alarm went off at 3:16 AM and it was chilly (again) - low 40's. 

Here we are at the hotel pool. 

The view from Corral H


The start!

Approaching the Magic Kingdom!

Backstage as we enter the Magic Kingdom 

Hugging Lou from WDW Radio (againn)

This is magic!


We started getting photo requests from other runners, which was cool. 

Here we are outside the Wedfing Pavilion 

And here we are with the Army Guy who made us do push-ups, yelled that we were too slow and NOT Incredible and then chased us (literally)

Stilt dudes (mile 11)

Nearing the finish!

Getting closer!

DONE!

Took a quick shower and went back to ... Epcot!



Theo trying Coke from around the world 


Theo playing in China. 


I took a wee nap and then we were off to the Beach Club for our massages!!!  I love this place - reminds me of old New Englabd (that probably never really existed). 

Then a great pasta dinner at the Swan and .... WALMART RUN!



It's almost 9; I'm in bed; my feet are tired and sore; and the alarm is set for 3:16 again. 6 hours!  26.2 miles. 

LET'S DO THIS!