|Our first runDisney race together. Wine & Dine used to be in October, hence the Halloween themed 5k.|
While I am unable to run the half marathon this weekend, my orthopedic doctor has cleared me to walk the Jingle Jungle 5k! I'm excited about this for a number of reasons:
- It will be AMAZING to be back in a race.
- Walking through Animal Kingdom before it opens? Awesome!
- EVERYTHING IS CHRISTMAS-THEMED! :-)
|Jingle Jungle 5k 2012|
|Jingle Jungle 5k 2013|
Other reasons why this will be a fantastic trip? This will be my dad's first half marathon! He and his girlfriend (Margie) are joining us for the whole vacation. It will be so fun to do Disney with my dad- the last time we were in Disney together was my first-ever trip to Disney World- 14 years ago! I can't wait to show him all the changes in the different parks.
We are also meeting up with Matthew's cousin, hanging with a bunch of runner friends, and we've booked a breakfast feast at Boma Flavors of Africa with our friend Matthew of Hokeyblog fame after the 5k Saturday morning. And then there's the post-half marathon after-party in Epcot where we'll be eating and drinking our way around the world. Lots to look forward to!
I have to admit, I am a little sad and disappointed that I won't be able to run the half marathon this year- hands down, this is my all-time favorite race. And it would have been amazing to cross the finish line of my dad's first half marathon with him. But, I know he's in good hands with Matthew and he'll have a blast running through the parks at night.
Now, for a costume reveal! Matthew and I originally planned other costumes but after my injury, I felt this was more appropriate:
With a little help from my friends at Sparkle Athletic, Sparkly Soul, and Enell, I'm ready to walk my first post-stress fracture 5k! Matthew will be walking with me as Superman- isn't he the greatest? I have to give him a quick shout out: Thank you, Matthew for dressing up in costume with me for races! You are earning your stars in heaven! :-)
I'll be posting a ridiculous amount of pictures on instagram, twitter, and facebook this weekend so make sure you're following along and if you see me or Matthew, please say hi!
Who will we see at the Wine & Dine Half Marathon this weekend?!