|3am Mike! (with pins waiting for his bib #)|
|3am Momma! Packing up the post race bag|
|3am Me! Phew I look sleepy!|
|Mom helping me glitter myself. You can kind of see some of it|
in the picture, but it was overwhelming. I was a glitter monster.
Then we waited. Luckily there was a DJ playing some awesome music. I did the cha cha slide, and danced around keeping my energy up. It was 5am and I had been up since 2, if I just sat still I think the exhaustion might have set in.
|Right before heading to our corral|
|Corral F is for Fabulous, fearless and FAST!|
|Waiting in the corral|
|And we're off!!|
|Entering the Magic Kingdom right at sunrise...Just how daddy would have wanted!|
|Awesome drum line. I loved this!|
|The castle is in sight!!!|
|About to run through!!! The moment I've been obsessing over!|
|Random girl, but I had to take a picture of them because they're Jenni's favorite!|
Miles 7-11 are hard. There were moments when I was talking to my dad in my head begging him to help me through it. I was tired, pushing myself to keep going and I was feeling defeated. I knew I could finish. I knew I was WAY far ahead of the balloon lady, but I was in pain and my doubts were kicking my butt. At about mile 10 we got a 45 second burst of rain. It felt amazing, but it made the ramps (what Florida calls hills!) a little slippery so I walked up them. I loved the entertainment on this part of the race. The DJ's the announcers, the green army men telling us to "take the hill"! It was just so fun!
|In the med tent getting my ice on!|
|One heck of a mother/daughter team!|
|My mom is an amazing rock star!|
I hobbled my way to Molly's car and turned the heat way up and enjoyed sitting for a minute. Then I broke into the box of goodies. I ate the fruit snacks first and I don't think anything has ever tasted so good. I was starving. There was trail mix, crackers, hummus, and a piece of dark chocolate in the box. I chowed down on the trail mix (minus the raisins) and the dark chocolate and enjoyed the 10 minute ride. I slowly ran up to the condo, rinsed some of the yuck off myself, put on my "i did it!" shirt and we went to lunch. Lunch was amazing. I had a turkey club (no bacon) and had no food guilt. After lunch we went back to the condo and all took long naps. It was 1pm and we were all exhausted. I slept for like an hour and a half and it was awesome.
The rest of the day was pretty low key, the highlight from then on was going for soft serve ice cream down the street. Yum!
It was really the perfect half marathon day. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.