|See the reflector to the right of the cone? I'm the purple blurb above it.|
I can’t imagine needing to pee so quickly after starting a race, especially knowing that there would be a pottie in less than a mile, but some people’s plumbing are different from mine. I just giggled as they ran back up the embankment, adjusting costumes and whatnot.
|Seems weird, but ok!|
The Mile Marker 1 sign came very quickly – you could hear lots of the runners say “Are we at 1 already?”
|Hey, who wants to go to the Magic Kingdom?|
|Captain Jack Sparrow's boat in the background|
|Those blurry lights on the left are the Parking Plaza!|
|Crap, I forgot my $14 to park! Guess I'll have to walk through.|
|I'm gesturing to my cool Nautilus shell 'necklace' here.|
|5k sign - only TEN more miles to go!|
|Yes, I stood in this line. Willingly. During a race.|
The set for the villains was great. There was a skeleton pirate next to some gold, a few playing cards, fog machines and black lights, and great music. The line moved quickly, as there were 3 or 4 cast members handling cameras, and each girl ran in, posed, and left. After 8 minutes (8 precious minutes I really shouldn’t have spent), it was my turn. I ran up and told the ladies that the lineup needed more evil! I got my pic, they wished me good luck, and I was off again!
After the villains stop, I ran for a bit – my intervals had disappeared somehow - and we followed the curve into the parking lot, headed for the Transportation & Ticket Center!
|The fence on the left is the edge of the Richard Petty Driving Experience|
|Get out of the way! Trams will run you down!|
|Available bathrooms right by Mile Marker 4|
|I don't want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day!|
|The name "Kleenex" is a combo of "Clean" and the end of "KotEX"|
|Look under the right part of the monorail track|
|See the human? He's in yellow to blend in.|
|Seriously - that is WATER up there, not an overpass|
|I've got a hankerin' for a spankerin'!|
|Gazillions of gallons of water over my head right now.|
|Look at all the bodies!|
|Great Sign - It said "Run Pretty Girls"!|
|When else can you get this close to Space Mountain?|
|Yeah, I am slow - what you gonna do about it?|
|It would have been cool if a train was here....|
|I see the castle!!!!|
|"I'm walkin' right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A.!"|
|Note that even my backpack matches my Ursula costume!|
|What a half-assed pose!|
|Can I take a moment to hit the PeopleMover? No? Okay...|
|Ain't nobody got time to make a GOOD tutu!|
|As a character stop, it's intimidating - oh what a line! Gaston!|
|You wouldn't have seen it if I didn't point to it!|
|I LOVE this photo!!|
|Pay no attention to the villain behind you....|
|Photo courtesy of MarathonFoto - I still have no eyebrows...|
|Am I flying? Am I bowing? What's up with the pose?|
|Stop takin' my picture, old man!|
Have you ever gone to the pool or beach and had to go to the bathroom, so you go to the restroom, pull down your tank suit, do your business and then try to pull that cold, wet suit back up your body, doing that swaying/jiggling/tugging dance, to get that suit all the way back up?
|Someday the finish line will come|
|I think I can, I think I can!|
|Aurora & Phillip (yes, they have names!)|
|10k Sign - 6.9 miles to go!|
|This song is SO much better with goats. |
Seriously, go check out the video.
Now, go do it - I'll wait.
Oh, and don't be drinking anything either.
|Totally stole this pic from Twins Run in our Family's blog|
|See the lady in the orange vest - she is waving the flag. See the bus? That's the Loser Bus|
|The Dreaded Sag Wagon - at least they are comfy buses...|
I wonder now, in hindsight: If my earbuds hadn't died, would I have kept up with my fast playlist and not had to worry about the sweepers? If not, would I have even HEARD the sweepers? Would I have been swept? Hmmmmmm....
|After this Mile Marker, we go up a ramp to get onto that overpass|
|Top o' the Second Overpass|
|Taken from the Monorail - entering into Epcot|
|Thank you for encouragement, Mr Volvo!|
|There is a song called "Almost There" from Princess and the Frog - very funny, Disney. I'll laugh tomorrow.|
|Best Sign Ever!|
|Headed backstage on The Seas side of the park|
|I wonder what that building is on the left?|
|At least we don't have to go around World Showcase|
|Yeah, I'm crying as I write this, so what?|
This moment, looking back toward Spaceship Earth showed me just how far I’ve come, not just in this race, but in this quest to rewrite my future.
|As with all races - glad to see I'm not last!|
|Thumbs up for still being vertical!|
|I am just SO over this by now, it's all I can do to hold myself up|
|You are now exiting EPCOT! Have a wonderful day!|
|I wonder if they are from a school or church?|
|I kind of wish that the last 1/2 mile wasn't so ugly!|
|I mean, it's so boring and ugly!|
|A rare smile peeps out from the grumpy face!|
And the steps you're taking leave you three four steps behind
But the road you're walking might be long sometimes
You just keep on stepping and you'll be just fine.
|I can see it - is it real?|
|So close! Let's go!|
|I hope I didn't hit that chick in the head...!|
|I am a FINISHER|