I did it. I finished a half marathon. I could barely walk afterwards, and my hamstrings felt like they were going to snap, but I gathered my bling, got my picture taken in front of the Disney backdrop, and started thinking about the next one in line.
After gathering with the Team in the lobby, and seeing the looks of anticipation, fear, joy … all at once … in their faces we were loaded onto buses and off we went.
- The pace was slower than I probably would have run normally due to slowing to take pictures and video, and the fact that when running through the parks it tended to bog down and you’d get stuck behind slower moving people.
- Disney really knows how to run a tight and well planned race. The water stops were plentiful, to the point that I ditched water bottles before I started and never had an issue. They also had medical stations and medics on bikes.
- The entertainment was non-stop which helped at the end, but did tend to slow the race down in spots.
- During training I had never hit a “wall” not experienced “sore feet”, though I had been warned of them both. I hit my walk around mile 10 and it was hard to get through it …. harder than I thought. The sore feet started around Mile 12. It felt like I was running barefoot and on top of bruised feet.