Each corral got their own countdown (by Mickey himself) AND fireworks! We were in corral M, and had about 45 minutes to wait from corral A's start time until we were at the starting gate.
There were character photo ops all along the race course. We stopped early for Capt. Jack Sparrow, and kind of got the whole character thing out of our system. It is really hard to wait in line while hundreds of other runners pass you!
The Magic Kingdom was super-fun to run in. We got to go through Cinderella's castle and all the cast members were out and cheering us on!
It was a heck of a lot easier to make it to THIS Everest-- my lungs were in way better condition AND there was a roller-coaster. As long as I took a puff of my inhaler every 2 hours, my lungs behaved beautifully!
See? I told you there was a roller-coaster!
There were a LOT of miles in-between parks. We were so happy to enter Hollywood Studios (mile 22) and get off of the Disney surface streets which were flat (good) but a little boring.
Final push from Epcot to the finish line-- people kept trying to be encouraging, but we heard "only 1.2 miles" for about a mile long stretch. Seriously. If you're cheering us on, just don't say any numbers!
A Very proud Mama!
Who is up for next year's Marathon?