The Hartland: Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon Part 3!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon Part 3!

It's on to part 3 people! Lots of pics coming your way!
At this point we starting seeing some interesting stuff on the route! I had to stop and do a photo bomb with my fellow villains.. Cruela Deville was there somewhere.. She was the best one! 
On to the next mile... finally past a 5k! We could see the light... well the sunlight. *PS- don't  pay attention to the time on the clock, not our actual time :)

And how cute are those signs?! They had one at every mile. We didn't stop to take a pic with one till a little later.

That chick is super excited to be at mile 4.
It started to feel like a really nice, easy run once we got into the parks.. we also started seeing some interesting people along the way... Still trying to figure out who Sasha Fierce was dressed up as down below. I passed him and said "You look great!" with a thumbs up his way. And oh my goodness I wish I would have asked to get a picture from the front. He totally bedazzled the crap outta his face. Rhinestones galore. Man, I'm regretting not getting a pic for yall. It was epic.

In the park yo!

Go on with your bad self!
And then we finally turned the corner at what I think was mile 5/5.5 to see a huge crowd cheering us on and the one and only Cinderella's Castle. AHHH! Exactly what we have been waiting for. Stacey and I were totally geeked and picked up the pace so we could get there already!

Running on Main St. Disney.. SO EXCITING!

Gotta get a pic! Thanks random dude :)
People were in awe... no one is actually running
 Of course we had to get individual photos with the castle itself and the trash can. I swear it moved on me when I was next to it. I saw a video once where they had people in them to freak guests out. Candid camera was there. I was convinced.

Aw, Stacey looks so good with the castle!

Our path to the castle took us through the back side of the park. We stopped to get a photo with Stitch's Great Escape for Stacey because of her cute puppy stitch! I then looked to my left after this and realized people were no dummies.. they were using the nice clean park bathroom! *Note to self for next time. No more porta potty parties for me!

 We rounded some corners and ran smack dab into the Little Mermaid. We were so in our element! Yay for fun picture opportunities!

              It was finally time for the CASTLE! Stopping to take a few in action posed shots. You can imagine the crowd around this area but surprisingly, we got a clear shot!
What? This is how I run...

Stacey actually running.
Under the castle & chick touchin' her booty.

We got a professional photo with the castle then went on for the rest of the race.. To be honest, they didn't have as much stuff along the roads as I thought they would. It was about 3/4 mile of nothing then you might see something like this CARS character + a DJ. Still fun though. Notice the Porta Party in the background. Always a good prop.

Then we hit this sign! And guess what was playing? Anyone? WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER! Thanks Kelly Clarkson for getting us through the half way mark! 

Up next for our musical entertainment... a bunch of hot men in suits that were singing (I think) Your Just Too Good To Be True. They kept saying things like "I love you!" "please don't go!" "We could be perfect together!" It was too funny/cute so we had to stop. Plus it was right after a water stop so, why not?

"Ok, I love you!"

Lilo and Stitch! 

he is trying to find his princess.. look @ that crown!
This guy in his full prince gear was crackin' me UP! So are the women behind him. Power walking to the extreme!

Accordion players... Way cute. 

My fav Disney movie! Again, ignore the time clock & potties.

Stacey and I are really good at photo bombing people. It was our specialty. Thanks to the wonderful lady who stopped to take part in our bombing fiasco.
Oh hey Jack Sparrow/Johnny. Sorry we couldn't stop to chat/kiss ;)

Jack Sparrow was at about mile 9/10. That tells you that we didn't take another picture till almost the end because we were near death & well, my battery was running low. There was one sharp corner we turned with a climb up an overpass and let me tell you, we were feeling it. Our feet hurt so bad.. pretty sure there was blood in my shoes.  WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER! Thanks again Kelly.

We finally made it into Epcot & heard tons of people saying "You are almost there! keep it up!! 1/2 mile to go!!" Along the way we saw plenty of awesome spectators. I saw a sign that said, "That's not sweat, its liquid awesome!"  However, my favorite one was a lady holding up a sign that said 'Hey total stranger, I AM PROUD OF YOU! I told her thanks for supporting as I ran past. It totally kept me going for that last little bit! So great to see others care. Seeing the finish was exhilarating. People were everywhere cheering! Stacey and I sprinted once we saw it and prolly beat another 30 people in the process. We were already running on stubs anyway, so why not? But in the end, all of the craziness was worth the 13.1 miles. A great experience :)
Us in front of the ball! woot!

I would totally do another run at Disney! It was very organized , fun and exciting. Only thing I hated was the price (no it did not include tickets to the park)

Do you think you will do a Disney run in the future (minus all the airport debocals and such we had)? Did you like our outfits? Anyone have tips on how to keep my feet from falling off? Was all this super boring to you?  Let me know. Feed back appreciated folks! Have a happy day!
It was a beautiful day in KY so I went running with friends! What did you do?


valorierose said...

Molly, it looks like you had so much fun! Thanks for sharing. You made me want to do it!

Savannah said...

What a FUN race and you look great in every dang picture! Super jealous of you! :) Congrats on this major accomplishment!!