Before the race, leaving the hotel at 4am…
I managed to blink in 89% of my race photos. I’m waving and smiling in most of them, but have my eyes completely closed. Fail!
Race Fail That’s Never Happened to Me Before
My other big RACE FAIL that…
A. I forgot to mention in the video and
B. has NEVER happened to me before?!
= My race bib ripped and was flapping around everywhere.
One of the top holes in the bib ripped and I felt it flying in the wind. I was afraid more of it would rip and I’d lose it all together. So, for most of the race I had to keep trying to tuck it under my running belt to hold it down. That didn’t work very well and was distracting and annoying.
I considered stopping and asking a spectator to re-pin it by just making a new hole (there’s no way I could do it – my hands were FREEZING and I couldn’t even grab the fuel inside my belt because my fingers were frozen).
You can see in this race photo that it’s completely dark out. I think it was in Animal Kingdom.
This is the part of the race that’s on the Boardwalk in the latter half of the race. It still looks a little sunrise-y and not completely bright.
Once we were running in Epcot and in the last few miles of the race I got scared that I missed all the character stops. I had been waiting for the sun to come up AND to see a character I recognized. I spotted Jafar from Aladdin (I think between mile 11 and 12) and he had NO LINE. So, I ran up to take a quick picture.
Wine and Dine Half Marathon Finish Line
Wine and Dine Half Marathon Race finish time: 1:54
After the race the photo ops were fairly open and didn’t have long lines yet so I stopped at the mirror to get a photo.
After the race I rushed back to the hotel to get warm and eat breakfast.
That night we hit up Epcot for the Wine and Dine Post Race Party. So many runners were wearing their medals and ready to celebrate. This race is held during the Food and Wine festival so there are even more delicious food and drink options than usual around the World Showcase. We ate and drank all the things and went on rides. It was so much fun and I must’ve been running on adrenaline after a 3am wake-up call but it was a blast.
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