Well, as promised, I wanted to post our race day picture from the half marathon. This was done for my daughter's benefit, who set the goal to run a half marathon about 6 months ago and figured the promise of a Disney trip would be incentive to stay on top of her training.
She schlepped that tutu and that tiara for the whole 13.1, walking only at a couple of the last water stops. This event was 95% women, and attracts a LOT of folks who really don't run the whole thing, so it was a great place for her to begin. It's also pretty laid back, as there are actually character photo ops every mile, though we skipped those. I have not seen our time, but we probably did about 2:45. That's 20 minutes worse than my time five years ago -- it would be nice to say I was holding back to stay with my daughter but in fact she pulled me through the last mile. Muscles and cardio were fine but the knees and ankles really can't take it any more. But I proudly wore this bad boy all day.
If you are interested in this sort of thing, it was a great event, going through two of their parks. The only problem is that it has to take place before the parks are open, so we had to set the wake-up call for 3:15 AM. Uggh. The butt-crack of dawn, as my sister calls it.
And yes, I did help make the tutu, with the aid of this video. It is videos like that that remind me there are whole worlds of which I am virtually unaware. Note the number of views - 1.4 million, on making a tutu.