Here we are with our "runners box" right in the front of the bus ready to go go go!
We made our way to the parks where there was some walking to do. The buses dropped us off way far away from our tents and it was a cold cold walk. But there is always time to snap a few photos on the way!
|Our shadows even look cold|
|Stacey lookin' all awake in front of the ball!|
After getting a pretty good warm up with all the walking, we entered the "party" zone! There was a DJ who was SUPER pumped we were all there. I was just SUPER cold but it was neat to have him there to get us going. There were also a crap ton of porta potties.. no pun intended. Wouldn't be a party zone without em!
|Party at 4am|
After Stacey pee'd a few times in the porta parties, we started to get herded to our corrals... mooooo!
|Corral G= Gangsta, Gorgeous, Great!|
She took a picture for us and then we took one together since she was a Ursula too!! She was the only other one I saw the whole time!
We stood around for a while since the first Corral went off at 5:45. Ours was scheduled for 6:25. Sheww!!! The send off to a glorious 13.1 went a little something like this...
Everyone got one of those when they started so we all felt special. Our corral did a little YMCA and OH MICKEY YOUR SO FINE! dancing before we started. Too much fun for 6:30 a.m. I'm tellin' ya. The fairy Godmother was there to sprinkle some of her good luck dust and wave her fancy wand towards us for special dont break your ankle magic. True story.
Bibbity bobbity boo, 3...2...1! GO!
SKIRRRRRRT... we weren't going anywhere. That first mile was super crowded. As it always seems to be. I mean 19,000 people broken up into 8 corrals= still lots of people per corral. So the first couple miles were just another warm up really. Around mile 3 (I think) we were feeling good but paused to take this sweet photo...
|I look ridiculous.|
... to be continued.