2015 Training Stats

Miles Completed = 199.33
(Run/Walked = 161.13, Biked = 38.20, Elliptical = 0.0)


Sunday, May 24, 2015

2014 Wine and Dine Half Marathon

The 2014 Wine and Dine Half Marathon was a bit of a chilly, wet mess.  It wasn't my best half marathon, but it certainly wasn't my worst either.  I was glad when it was over as I was tired of being in the rain and in my typical fashion, I didn't even step foot in the after party - I was too tired, wet and cold to even think about standing around in Epcot.  And I do not recommend booking a flight home for 6am the next morning and have to catch Magical Express at 3am when you get back to the room after 1:30am...That was a little rough.

If you're interested in doing a night race, this is a great race.  You get some park time and it's not a bad course to be out on (even in the rain).
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2014 Wine & Dine Bib
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2014 Wine & Dine Participant Tech Shirt
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2014 Wine & Dine Official Program Guide
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2014 Wine & Dine Car Magnet
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2014 Wine & Dine Vinylmation Medal
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2014 Wine & Dine Medal Pin
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2014 Wine & Dine Bondi Band
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2014 Wine & Dine Coaster included in gear bag
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2014 Wine & Dine After Party Wristband
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2014 Wine & Dine Necklace
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2014 Wine & Dine Pin
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2014 Gift Card included with Half Marathon
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Walking over to the corral entrance area prior to the race...Notice that it wasn't raining at this point photo 2014wd2_zpscdn5uqvr.jpg
Walking toward the start line - see the ponchos...While it may have been great for keeping some people dry, every time you'd go by one on the course it was like walking by a sprinkler as it flung water at you.
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Another corral starts
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The start line
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Any second now
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Announcers Rudy and Carissa!
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It is fun to run through the lights at Hollywood Studios without any crowds!
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Focusing on finishing or at least not stepping in every puddle I find!
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Aren't these guys cute? Until you had to be by them and their packs were clanking loudly with each step. Still, kudos to them for wearing the packs through the whole race!
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Phew - it's Epcot and that means the end is near!
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The finish line at last
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Glad to be finished!
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Anniversary Bling!
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2014 Wine and Dine Medal Front
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2014 Wine and Dine Medal Back - the medal is a spinner!
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2014 Wine and Dine Medal Lanyard

Sunday, May 3, 2015

2014 Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K

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Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K Bib
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Participant T-Shirt
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Commemorative Pin
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5K Car Magnet - this is the first time I've seen a car magnet for the 5K
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They were still putting up the start line banner
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Mickey and Minnie were out for a photo op and the line was super long as usual
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And it snowed in Florida, and snowed and snowed and snowed...but the flakes tasted like soap ;)
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Starting to get light as we wait to start
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Just hanging out waiting to go
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Some fantastic costumes at this race!
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Hard to see - but Mickey and Minnie were on the stage for the start
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Oh, look, there they are
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Make no mistake, the first part of this race is parking lot and not exciting
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Heading in to the park
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Mile One comes right as you enter the park
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Santa Goofy
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Isn't this a beautiful morning
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Timon and Rafiki
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The Tree of Life
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King Louie
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There are some ominous noises coming from that mountain
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But I'm not afraid of the Yeti - he's in B mode
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The water is so peaceful this morning
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Chip and Dale
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The glamorous backstage Cast Member Cafeteria
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Hark - there's the mile two marker
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Donald is so cute in his winter wear
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What's a boat doing out here, there's no water
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Well that's a strange looking Christmas Tree - it's all in pieces
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Hi Pluto - I love you too!
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A cute costume and the backside of Donald
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Heading out of the park
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Mile three means we're almost done
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The finish line chute
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The finish line
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I'm so happy to cross the finish line
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Who's an official finisher? Me, that's who!
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Pretty Christmasy Medal
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The Lanyard
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The Medallion

This is one of my favorite runDisney 5K courses. I love going through the Animal Kingdom and having all the Christmas themes makes it so much fun. The participants always seem like they are in such a good mood. There's so much laughter and family involvement, that the course just seems to fly by.