(This is a blog I wrote from last year. Unfortunately I got the flu right before the race. Bad flu. Thought I was dying flu. So my girlfriend and I signed up again this year but we have not spoken about as to not to jinx it. That works. Right?) Cross your fingers in 4 weeks we will be doing this!!!
Okay, I have finally done it!! After several years of debating I have finally decided to run my first 5K at Disney World!!!
Let me tell you though, either I've been under a rock or am just not too bright. (Let's just assume the latter) I had no idea until a year or so ago how freaking POPULAR the Run Disney events are. Last year I tried to sign up online for one of the runs about a month after registration opened. DUMB DUMB DUMB. Apparently I am the last fool on earth who didn't know that most of the races at Disney sell out within hours.
I started looking at blogs and asking questions about why and how a certain race I was trying to book was full. Let's just say after several scathing replies I was so glad my real name wasn't visible. Jeez! These runners take this seriously!!! OK. Do not assume you can get registered for a Disney Race days after it opens. Duly noted.
So, this year I'm smarter. The race my Bestie and I wanted to run in February opened in June. The day registration was open I was on my computer at the designated time ready to roll. After several hours of being shut down and frozen up I finally got us registered for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February 2015. And no, we are not running the half just the 5k. I love Disney World but don't want to die there in a puddle of sweat.
Now all I have to do is figure out my perfect running outfit. Oh yeah, and train to run. (yikes)
These are the pictures I'm imagining will be me a the race....
But in essence will be more like this....