Things have been a little silent on the blog this week as I've been busy hanging out at Disney World!
This morning Neil and I ran Mickey's Happy Haunted 4K Trail Race as a little warm up for tonight's Tower of Terror 10 Miler. The race started at 7:30 but we had to be at Wide World of Sports before 6:45 am. Parking was easy, we were able to find a bathroom with short lines, and then it was off to the corrals!
I had not plans for the race, just to run as hard as a I could. I didn't want to set a goal time since I figured the humidity would impact me for sure since I'm to used to running in it. We ran along grass, then into sandy trails behind WWOS. There were a few characters along the trails including Big Bad Wolf, Captain Hook, Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham from Robin Hood and Br'er Fox. I didn't stop for photos though, I just kept running.
Neil and I had split up at the start of the race but he would catch and pass me until the water stops, then I'd pull ahead. Finally just shy of the 3 mile marker I knew he wasn't that far behind me so I slowed to a walk. He caught up, we ran together for a few seconds, then he realized the finish line was ahead and started to sprint for it and I couldn't keep up! Fair enough, we had always planned to run our own race on the 5K.
All done in 32:58.
We grabbed our snack packs, a bottle of water and a PowerAde. The snack pack was filled with some good stuff including a mini Clif Builder's Bar, pita chips and hummus and graham crackers.
We then made a beeline for Mickey Mouse! Goofy was out cheering the runners in at the finish line and giving high fives now. Race number one is done, now there is just a little 10 Miler to go tonight.