We arrived at the WWoS complex, the race venue, at about ten forty-five, and made the walk from the parking lot over to the track. It was a bit of a trek, and Timmy kept asking us why we didn't bring his stroller so he "wouldn't get tired." Bwhahahahaha...yeah, that bodes sooo well for his race, right? At the fields, the DJ was getting the kids warmed up and the festivities hadn't yet started, so Timmy had plenty of time to buzz around, drink juice, eat snacks, and burn off some steam. He had been "tired" during the walk over, but thankfully, he seemed to have mustered up some energy from somewhere. He was flying up and down the track like a little speed demon while we waited for the four to six year old events, the 200 yard dash, to begin. He even convinced me to run a couple of "laps" with him! So much for him being too tired to run or reluctant to exercise!
|Warming up for the big show!|
|A strong start|
|Slowing down but hanging in there!|
|At the finish...poor guy looks a little rough! Or maybe it's just because he really, REALLY had to go potty by this point. And the sixteen year old Timmy is moaning "MO-OM, why are you telling people that?"|
|Proud RunDisney race finishers!|
Lunch was at Red Lobster, mainly because it's reliable, quiet, and low-key, and we stopped afterwards at the grocery store for a few supplies, and then back to the hotel for a while. My parents took Timmy to ride the bus to Downtown Disney (to ride the train...and maybe a boat...) and I had thought about going back to the expo to catch one of the speakers and maybe shop a little more. But I lay down on the bed with the intention of resting for a few minutes, and ended up falling asleep. For FOUR HOURS! OMG! Maybe that half marathon tired me out more than I thought. Or maybe it was that two hundred meter dash that put me over the edge...
It was kind of a lazy evening, too, even after I woke up. I grabbed dinner, a "runner's special" of pasta and salad, at the All Star Movies food court, and it wasn't long before I was settling back into the room to lay out my race gear, play on the internet a bit, and then go right back to sleep. Between my nap and the short night of sleep I'll probably end up with, I might actually get a night's worth of sleep. We'll see. Of course, the marathon nerves are definitely kicking in full force now that it's less than twelve hours away. EEK! Tomorrow, even though I'm hesitant to admit to it since I know that Goofy's such a physically demanding event, I would love love love to see a PR, even if it's only by a little bit. I might even be slightly disappointed if it doesn't happen. And hopefully I'll feel okay once I finish up...no headache, no major aches or pains or illness. I want to enjoy the rest of my time at Disney, so I honestly hope that it's not spent in bed or in pain. Anyway, this time tomorrow, if all goes according to plan, I'll be GOOFY!