At 6:00 pm, we dressed in our race outfits and got our bags ready to take on the bus. We each brought a bag to check that held a change of clothing, cell phone and our gift cards for the Food and Wine after party.
|Ready to go!|
|At the bus stop at Caribbean Beach Resort|
|Photo courtesy of runDisney|
From Christine's perspective, she felt pretty confident that I was behind her so she trudged along and stopped at least 3 times to tell volunteers or cast members to look for a similarly dressed lady and tell her that she was running ahead. At mile 6, she resigned that she was running the race alone and tried to get back on track, mentally speaking.
|Action shot in Animal Kingdom (Dino Land)|
Miraculously, we were reunited at mile 10 in Hollywood Studios when I finally was able to run down Christine. We exchanged an awkward hug while running and some triumphant tears and smiles. We took a quick walk break because I was exhausted from running so hard for the past 4 miles. Christine needed some help gunning to the finish so I was her pace car for the last 3 miles.
Running through the Osbourne lights was a spectacle like no other. It was an amazing experience and just the lift we needed to get to the finish.
|Very blurry, but this is sort of what it felt like from the running point of view, although in the method of full disclosure, this photo is from the next night since we didn't do mid-race photos.|
|On the Boardwalk|
|Happy with a new PR and finishing together!|
|Showing off our bling in EPCOT!|
We'll have some more details on the rest of our trip and the logistics of the weekend in future posts.