The inaugural Tinker Bell Half Marathon is done!
I signed up for this race in April hoping and wishing and praying that I’d make a friend to run with me. Well, that never happened. But, I did find someone that needed a ride to the race so Skinny Runner and I carpooled.
We met at 3:52am so she obviously had no time to change after her night job.
I’ve been burnt out on running and finally was excited about this race! I love Disney stuff so I have been looking forward to running through Disneyland. For a second I thought I was Tinker Bell and tried to fly. It wasn’t happening.
“You win again, Gravity!!!”
I hit up GoodWill last night for a throw away cover since my shirt was tissue thin.
But, it wasn’t very cold so I was ready to toss that thing before the start.
Skinny Runner should change her name to Photo Runner because she ran with camera in hand and documented every mile, snot rocket, water stop, porta potty, back fat shot and Disney Character!
The first part of the course ran through Disneyland – it was still dark at this point. Running through the castle was pretty romantic awesome though! Main Street and Cinderella’s Castle were lit up and magical
At about mile 3 we headed out of the D-land area and ran around Anaheim. There was a lot of crowd support through Downtown Disney and right out of the park. The course around Anaheim was nothing amazing, but there were some good bands and cheer squads!
Around Mile 11-ish we headed to California Adventure. This was perfect timing and pumps you up to finish the race! Plus, by this time the sun is up so you can really see and enjoy the sights and sounds of the park!
My side braid didn’t want to cooperate so I kept fussing with it the whole time. For some reason 2 braids work fine, but one braid is too thick and keeps jumping from front to back. Noted.
But, I am happy to report that my shell bra didn’t fall off! I was afraid one of my shells abandoned ship when someone yelled, “Areola!!” but it turns out they were just yelling “Ariel”! Whew!
Skinny Runner is significantly faster and skinnier than me so I thought she was going to take off and win the whole damn thing. But, she ended up running with me the entire time. We talked and enjoyed the course – it was the most fun I’ve had in a race.
Tinker Bell Half Done in 1:50:25 – That’s pretty good considering we were talking (about vacations, races, ex-boyfriends, bowel movements and religion) the whole time!
Thank you SR for running with me, going to the porta potties twice before hand, taking pictures and looking the other way as I shoved an entire Clif Z bar in my mouth post race.
Question: What’s your favorite Disney Character?