Saturday morning was the Disneyland 10k, my very first Disney race and I was super excited, it was also my first race in California. The race started at 6:15am which is 8:15 at home, so the early wake up for this race wasn’t bad. We were up super early since neither Frank or I have experienced Run Disney before. Our hotel, the Roadway Inn was only a 1/2 mile from the start line, so a nice easy walk to the start. So we headed out early and met up with some people that frank knew at the race, I had met all of them the night before at dinner.
The race started and I was in coral C, so I didn’t start until close to 6:30 and the sun was just starting to come up. The first 2 miles were outside of the park, I got into a good grove, ran slow and had a lot of fun checking out all of the outfits. I was dressed as Minnie Mouse with a red polka dot running skirt and clip in Minnie ears. Just after mile 2 we were in the parks and headed into cars land. Cars land was my favorite, I was like a little kid, looking at everything and stopping for lots of photos.
Most of the 10k was in the parks, we ran backstage at the parks too, even ran through the castle at Magic Kingdom, the end of the race went through Downtown Disney and finished by the Disneyland Hotel. Around mile 4 I got to run near Jeff Galloway, a few people chatted with him, but I just ran near him for a bit. Joey Fatone was also running, but he was in corral A, so I didn’t see him during the race, Frank did get his picture at the finish, but he missed me. I finished the race in 1:10 and thats with lots of stops for pictures, so I’m pretty happy.
We hung out for a bit post race before heading back to the hotel, I so so needed a shower.
After showering and getting ready for the parks, we set out to find some food, it was still pretty early in the morning so breakfast was what we needed, we started walking to where we knew a bunch of hotels and restaurants were and stumbled upon Mimi’s Cafe, best Resturant choice of the weekend, the omelet I got was amazing and super fast service. Just what we needed before our adventure into Disneyland and California Adventures.
After an amazing breakfast Frank and I headed over to California Adventures, we were only a couple blocks away, I love that everything is so close and easy to walk to. Made for a nice easy trip.
We started in a bugs life, then my favorite part of both parks, CARS LAND, I could have just sat in Cars Land all day long. Loved it! Plus Cars is one of my favorite Disney/Pixar movies.
A-T Childrens Project
So for this race I was running for a charity, the race sold out so fast it was the only way I could get into the Dumbo Double Dare Challenge, so I ran for A-T Childrens Project, they hosted a pasta dinner Saturday night and the food was amazing. Frank and I ate till we were stuffed, then off to bed to get ready for the half in the morning.
I have lots and lots of pictures, but I can’t post everything! I’ll post about the half later this week!