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Saturday at Disney = Race Day!!

18 Mar

Today is the Inaugural Enchanted 10K — Step one in completing the Glass Slipper Challenge!

This morning the alarm is set to go off a bit earlier than yesterday – since the event is starting a bit sooner! And again, no matter how much time I think I give myself I am once again tearing across the resort to get in line for a bus!  Didn’t see Jackie but hoped we’d at least get a good luck chat before heading to the corrals!

Again, got my bag dropped off and headed to the meeting sport to catch up with my running friends! More costumes, more pictures more fun! And Jackie found us (which wasn’t hard since we were in the same spot as the day before!!) I know I didn’t go into my corral alone…but I was really REALLY taking it easy to make sure I could do today’s 10K and tomorrow’s Half so ended up running my race on my own. Always keeping an eye out for friends!

The first few miles of the 10k course, frankly, kind of suck…it’s out on a highway. One highlight was that Elsa was up on one of the first overpasses and she made it snow as we ran by. Magical Disney Snow!!

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Then, for me, it was a little bit of a slog…I started okay with intervals but eventually just ran when I felt like it and walked when I didn’t! I did very much enjoy the Re-Micks though!! I’m sure at one point I came to a dead stop to watch one!!

And it might have been this one….

Tell me that’s not the cutest thing ever!!

Anyway…I carried on. Again, I didn’t feel like there were any *great* character stops so I didn’t stop for many pictures. I naturally had to stop though, when I saw my main man on the boardwalk!

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Then I thought it wouldn’t be bad to get a picture of the view…

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Sometimes I wonder what I’m thinking when I take these pictures!!

And it’s always nice to get a picture with the Ball! (Yeah, I know it’s Spaceship Earth, but Ball is easier to type!!)

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Again with the arms/hands…

And I did manage to get across the finish line in one piece. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely enjoyed myself but there weren’t too many “memorable” moments for me in this one (do I need to do the 10K again to make some magical moments? Maybe)

There was a great ‘wall’ in the reunion area that listed all of the participants in this inaugural event! And of course I was on it!

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See! There I am!!

And I was in front of it too!!

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And see! Again!!

And grabbed my medal and headed over to get into EPCOT to wander through and get to my breakfast reservation at Hollywood Studios! Because in my big weekend of random firsts, I had chosen to eat at Hollywood and Vine – and in my infinite wisdom chose to dine during the Disney Jr. character meal. I was pretty sure I wouldn’t know any of the characters. And I was right!!! But I looked them up online later!

To get to DHS, I took the Friendship boat from the International Gateway at EPCOT. For awhile I had the whole place to myself – then the tourists all got on!! We all disembarked at Hollywood Studios and I found my way to my breakfast spot – after a stop on the Rockin Roller Coaster of course! (Tower of Terror would have to wait til Post-Breakfast!)

I didn’t wait long to be seated, and shown to yet another buffet full of things I really shouldn’t eat – but also lots of things that weren’t TOO bad for me!!

And Princess Sophia the First (I think is her full name?) stopped by to teach me how to take a selfie with my new phone!!

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Smart girl that Sophia!! Knew where all the buttons on the phone were!!

Then Handy Manny…

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I’m pretty sure he wanted to check out my medal…

After I was sufficiently full, I headed back out into the park for a roam…and to get on my favorite rides!! But I didn’t plan to spend much time since, yes, tomorrow was another early morning and another fun runDisney adventure!!

Friday! Friday!

25 Oct
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Happy Friday from Pooh and me!!
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Happy Friday!!

So, today is quite an exciting day!

In addition to being FRIDAY that is…

I have a job interview in a couple of hours. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.

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Thanks to thegodboxproject.com

I first talked to someone about this back in late September (which isn’t as far away as it feels!). Maybe I’ll have something to celebrate this weekend!

AND…next weekend is the NYC Marathon. I’m not running, but I’ll be there on the sidelines cheering my little heart out! So look for me around mile 18 probably. More details on that next week!

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THEN…my final runDisney event of this epically Magic year – the Wine and Dine Half Marathon weekend! My sister-in-law very generously “gave” up her DVC points for us to make this a big celebrating weekend – some of my friends, some of her friends, and even a small subset of “our” friend(s)! One of my girls is going to do the Jingle Jungle 5K with me and THREE of them are doing the Half with me that night. And it’s a first time half marathon for Cate! And I am LOVING everyone’s attitude about the weekend!!

One of the things I’ve been most concerned about, this being Disney and all, is WHAT TO WEAR??! Besides my tiara that is…Things are still in the planning stage, but I’m going to be joining the DisBroads in representing the World Showcase countries involved in the International Food and Wine Festival. Yay!! Can’t wait to dance 13.1 with the Broads! While they aren’t officially an EPCOT country, I will be representing the Mother Land. Yes. Ireland!

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So very very much to do in the next few days!!

Hope everyone had a SUPER weekend!!! Get out and enjoy!!!

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