|No screaming, but he did continue to stare at us at each red light|
|Sling bag, branded with race logo|
|Gift Certificate (coupon) to Hot Chic Sports and a Race Sticker|
|HeadSweats hat, RawThreads race shirt (nice!) and my bib|
|My bib, some candy from the Expo|
|No, I know better than to eat the Hot Fries before a race (they were for the ride home)|
|Strawberry Fanta Zero with awesome Crushed Ice|
|Small Mac & Cheese and Mountain Dew for the Kiddo|
I had hubby take a photo of me at the start, then he and the Kiddo headed to the spectator area, while I trudged to the back, where the walkers and other slow folks were supposed to line up.
|I hate being cold! I can't feel my nose...|
|Just a few folks|
|I'm so fast I blur the camera!|
|I guess if I had a kick-ass mansion I'd decorate it too!|
|Real potties, to your left!|
|He takes such flattering photos|
|Yes, I DID make a label that says Vlad and stick it to my inhaler!|
|I'd been pacing this Mouse in the Mix lady for a mile or so, she also stopped to potty|
With a very heavy heart, I looked down into the abyss....
And there was Nathan.
He was swimming with the shits, in the potty hole.
And, sadly, because I did not know what was in the little pocket of my beloved Nathan, I had to FISH IT OUT to see what was in there (luckily, the top of the bottle didn't get IN the, um, liquid, so I felt relatively safe about touching it). I was worried that my ID or my inhaler were in there, but they weren't. Only the majority of my fuel, my only lip balm and my only water.
|If I had to see it, so do you!|
If I can figure out how, I really want to make an Oscar-Style "In Memoriam" video here. I think I spent a good mile thinking about it!
Trying to throw off my funk, I kept going, letting the fun signs cheer me up. A lot were repeats of last year, so I won't add them, but I did like these.
|"All it takes is all you got" - I don't have a lot right now...|
|"Life is short... Running makes it seem longer" - yeah, no kidding!|
|Mile 6, where is everybody!|
|Official "This is the time the first marathoner passed my slow ass" Garmin Shot|
|Mile 7 - time to walk!|
|Mile 8 - No one to be seen!|
|Go marathoners Go!|
|Motherfucker Mile 9!|
|Mile 10 - really just a gorgeous day!|
|Mile 11 - Really, can I take a nap on that beautiful yard|
|The picture doesn't do it justice - these MUST be million-dollar homes|
|Mile 12! I'm crying!|
|Lake Reinhard! Celebration Hotel on the left, I'm aiming for that empty area between the teal and peach buildings|
|Strike a pose|
Also near the finish line, they had a fun photo booth set up. It had a background and props you could use (signs, glasses, boas, hats, etc). The line was really long, but I did it anyway (I didn't realize it had the signs and stuff til I got up there - I thought it was just the backdrop). The Kiddo snuck in for one of the photos with me (you can tell by the jacket that it was cold that day!) It was a cute thing to have, but if they have it in the future, I think I'll skip it.
|"WHOOMP! There it is!" "Nice!"|
I grabbed some Natalie's juice and lemonade, but that was it. If I ate anything, I must not have taken a photo of it. But it didn't matter, because Hubby, who is awesome and has smarty-brains, got a King Size Snickers for me when he and the Kiddo went to Publix! He remembered that Snickers was "packed with protein" and I might need some after running all this way.
|I don't remember any of these places having food|
|Not so icy ice-bath|
|Tiny Coke (yeah, the real stuff) to go with my tiny burger and tiny fries|
After lunch, we ended up at the Beach Club resort. We have business here later, but first, it was a potty stop.
|Yes, this is a DISNEY bathroom! Complete with cloth washrags (you can just see the hamper in the middle of the photo)|
|Tower of Terror hiding behind the trees|
|All ashore that's goin' ashore!|
We put in our orders, and not 5 minutes later, lights started flashing and there were all sorts of noises - ah! It's the World Famous Kitchen Sink!
|I love the look on her face and the fact that I caught the photo in The Kiddo's phone as well|
We'll it's about the biggest damn dessert you can get at Disney World, but actually not one of the priciest (it comes in around $30).
Wow, THIRTY bucks for ice cream? Yeah, but just take a gander at the ingredient list (courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog) of this glorious dessert:
- ½ cup fudge topping, warmed
- ½ cup butterscotch topping, warmed
- ½ cup peanut butter topping, warmed
- 1 medium banana, sliced in 1/2 –inch slices
- 1 cinnamon spice cupcake (2 ½ x 1 ¼-inch), quartered
- 1 angel food cupcake (3 x 1 ½-inch), quartered
- 2 4-oz. scoops vanilla ice cream
- 2 4-oz. scoops chocolate ice cream
- 2 4-oz. scoops strawberry ice cream
- 1 4-oz. scoop mint chocolate chip ice cream
- 1 4-oz. scoop coffee ice cream
- 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- ¼ cup marshmallow crème
- ¼ cup strawberry topping
- ¼ cup pineapple topping
- 1 14-oz can dairy whipped topping
- 1 brownie (6-inch x 6-inch), quartered
- 1 regular-sized (2 ounce) candy bar, quartered
- 4 chocolate cookies with cream filling
- 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds
- 1 tablespoon dark and white chocolate shavings
- 1 tablespoon chocolate cookies with cream filling, crushed
- 1 tablespoon chopped jellied orange slices (approximately 2 large slices)
- 1 tablespoon milk chocolate chip morsels
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter chip morsels
- 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
- 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles
- ½ cup drained maraschino cherries
Once the fanfare was over, the restaurant went back to normal, and our waitress brought our beverages as well as very large spoons.
I don't know if you can really tell the size of these spoons, but that glass is probably a 24-ounce glass.
|Sorry, there was no banana for scale|
Then these glorious sundaes came out.
|Milky Way Sundae (3 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Caramel, Whipped Cream, Mini Milky Way bars)|
|No Way Jose (Chocolate Ice Cream, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Morsels, Peanut Butter Sauce, Hot Fudge)|
|Kiddo's - Fudge Mudslide (Gooey Brownie covered with Chocolate Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Oreos and Whipped Cream)|
|Mine again - gratuitous Medal Shot with the Milky Way Sundae!|
Do you remember that scene in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure when Napoleon to Ziggy's and ate the big sundae? Yeah, we all kind of felt like that.
While we were pigging out, this awesome group of seniors behind us also got a Kitchen Sink, as well as another group behind us at the bar! It was a very busy day for Sinks!
|You GO, old people! They were taking photos of it, too!|
|Photo of Shame - Only finished half of it (but man, I tried!)|
|She would've licked the bowl if she could've gotten her face in there!|
|I cleaned my plate mommy!|
|I never noticed the Imagination Pavilion peeking through the trees before|
|Not to be outdone, Spaceship Earth had to photobomb!|
|Sunset on Crescent Lake|
|This is what the family does while I take photos!|
|Beautiful glass-like water!|