Another Disney race, another recap. Deja vu to last month. Let’s just say that I’m very happy this race is done.
I finished in 1:54:12. For my complete lack of training I’m very content with this time. I was thinking I’d be between 1:55 and 2 hours so I wasn’t too far off. Could have been faster if not for my bathroom stop, but that was necessary.
To save you from the boring course details and logistics check out my post from last month’s race here. The course is the same down to every last turn.
The weekend was marvelous. While I was dreading it for the running aspect (not normal for me, but I was unprepared), I was really looking forward to seeing my cousins. I have 12 girl cousins on my mom’s side and we are all really close. Five of them and their moms, my aunts, flew down to Orlando for the race and a girl’s weekend. I really think they just wanted to escape the northeast. With my mom, my sister and me it totaled to 11 girls.
A few important things to note about this race:
-My costume. Last year I just wore a tutu and tiara, but this time I stepped it up. My sister and I dressed as Elsa and Anna from Frozen. It’s kind of crazy how much we are like the characters (I’m Elsa, she’s Anna). Basically the color blue threw up on me, minus my pink sneakers.
-It was my sister’s FIRST half marathon!!!! She ran/walked it with my mom. I’m so incredibly proud of her. This was not something she wanted to do but she put in the work during training.
-My knee did not hurt one bit. I ran in compression socks for the first time ever (a big race day no-no) but I think it helped. I’m still going to go to PT and take it easy.
-The BEST part of the day…getting to see this guy. My dad surprised us and drove over yesterday morning and brought Rocco. Needless to say, I was happy.
This was the second year in a row we did a Princess Half Marathon girl’s weekend. I hope we can recruit the other girl cousins for next year because, honestly, that’s probably the only way I’ll fork over the money again #truth. But I sure can’t pass up a weekend with my favorite people.
More on my running “plans” soon…
Linking up to MIMM. Thanks, Katie!
How many cousins do you have? 18 on one side, 5 on the other.
Favorite post race/workout snack? Wednesday I’m sharing my post-race meals.