The races for this RunDisney weekend started at the before-the-sun hour of 5am. Oy! This meant every day I got up between 3:00 and 3:30. Oy, oy, oy!
They’re worth it. I’m sure I’ll do it again.
The 10K theme was Monsters, Inc – which I liked better than The Incredibles theme for the 5K.
Packet Pick Up & Expo
During packet pick up I took this photo because I was running the Double Dare challenge – meaning I was running both the 10K on Saturday, then the half marathon on Sunday.
My friends have done a number of RunDisney events. The girl in the middle makes aprons to wear as their costumes. This time they were Snow White and the Evil Queen. So, I dressed as Dopey.
This time I was placed in corral E for both the 10K and the half. During Star Wars, I was in C for the 10K and B for the half. I’m not exactly sure how the corrals work, but I think there were more corrals this time. Even though the actual corrals weren’t the same, I feel like I was placed correctly for all events. Until I started stopping for photos, I seemed to be staying similarly paced with the other runners.
Running through California Adventure
It was a hot, humid morning so I didn’t want to dilly dally too much during the 10K. I took pics going through DCA, but none with characters.
The back areas and tunnels had a few fun surprises. I love all these kinds of detail. There was an employee from the Child Detection Agency searching the area, as well as doors and Monsters University posters displayed.
I have a few favorite places to run during the Disney events – one of those places is through the large doors into or out of the parks.
Running through Disneyland
I don’t love the pic of me on the left, but I love that Daisy & Donald are right behind me.
The Final Stretch
• Well… I do look Dopey in the photo on the left….
• Still one of my favorite sections to run is the fenced area between Disneyland and DCA. The spectators are always amazing.
Maybe it’s because I create photo props, but I loved all the photo ops with props available.
I am now an official runner at MU:
Despite the heat, I kept a pretty good pace the entire race. It makes up for my seeing the balloon ladies at my last RunDisney 10K.
My first event of the Disneyland Double Dare is complete.
— More than Running —
It’s My Unbirthday
The next day was going to be my birthday – making this day my unbirthday. I snapped this photo while on the Alice in Wonderland ride.
Dining at Disney
I had never eaten at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country before. We decided to try it. I got a wrap and fries for somewhere around $10. It was ok. Not the best, but not bad.
Well, that’s a wrap, I have finished my 7th RunDisney event.