The course was different this year and I was looking forward to seeing how it was going to be.
Looking at the big screen from corral B
Rudy, Carissa and sign language interpreter
Lilo, Stitch and company on the stage
Getting ready to start
The National Anthem was given a Hawaiian twist and it wasn't too bad - at least it was something different and the vocalist was pleasant to listen to.
We started out on the road and then headed in to California Adventure and through Cars Land.
Cars Land in the dark - yeah!
Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater were out for a photo opp and then we were heading out of Cars Land and hitting mile 1.
No Paradise Pier this year so we got to see the Fun Wheel from afar as we made our way to the Grizzly River Run area and by Soarin' and then we were off to the Esplanade. and across to Disneyland. The course didn't seem as crowded as usual today which was a nice surprise.
Main Street in the pre-dawn is always a treat
Lilo was out for a photo opp on Main Street. We didn't do Tomorrowland today, but we headed by the Mattehorn and in to Fantasyland.
Like the new do? Such a perfectly set up shot!
Fantasyland was all lit up
Chip and Dale were out by the Tea Cups - very cute. Tbe course took us by Big Thunder Mountain and then by Pirates. Stitch was out by Rivers of America. Then we hit mile 2.
Now we're headed backstage and straight on out to Downtown Disney. For some reason this part of the course seemed really long today, but then there was the mile 3 marker.
Finally on the final stretch and headed past the Disneyland Hotel.
Can you tell I'm ready to be done?
Minnie and Daisy were at the finish line and high fived them as I went by. Then it was off to get my medal, a photo, water, powerade, and a snack box.
The race was pretty good today. I liked the changes in the course, it felt a little less crowded and less bottle-necked. The humidity took a toll on me early on in the race and the fact that I've had no training and some injuries made it tougher than I would have liked.