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Miles Completed = 29.01
(Run/Walked = 29.01, Biked = 0.0, Elliptical = 0.0)

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

2015 Tinker Bell 10K

This was a rather strange 10K. I pinched a nerve or something in my back this morning while getting ready for the race, but it only hurt when I breathe.  I left the room without my water.  De'Dee fell close to mile three - said she was okay but she hit her shoulder and elbow really hard.

The one time I really wanted the snack box there were no snack boxes.  I would find out later that the reason for the lack of snack boxes is because they found expired items in them.  I think it was applesauce that had expired.  Just goes to show that you really shouldn't count on anything.

There was also total chaos to get finisher photos.  They set photos up right at the end of the race with a fence divider and there wasn't anyone out to direct people in to lines and people were confused about where to go.  I really haven't ever seen the photo area so disorganized.

We took our time and walked the course knowing that there would be a half marathon the next day.  Despite all the strangeness we still had a good time.
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2015 Pixie Dust Challenge Bib
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2015 Tinker Bell 10K Participant Tech Shirt
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Tinker Bell 10K Medal Replica Pin
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Tinker Bell 10K Car Magnet
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Tinker Bell 10K Commemorative Pin
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Heading to the staging area through Downtown Disney
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The stage at the reunion area
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View of the finish line from the reunion area
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Getting ready to go and it's starting to get light
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Rudy up on the stage sending runners off
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Another shot of Rudy - are you wondering why they are dressed so casually? So was I
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The start line from the other side
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This race starts out on the streets
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A cheer squad on the right and a sea of runners headed up a hill...at least the hill gets done at the start of this race
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Mile one is done
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In the esplanade headed towards Disneyland
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The train station and a smiling Mickey to welcome us to the park
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Headed down Main Street - don't you love the girl in the full Pluto costume?
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Across the street from the mile two marker Chip and Dale were out for photos
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Look at the pretty little castle
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Just a little shot of perspective - the castle and Matterhorn fit in the same shot without panorama
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On the way in to Frontierland
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It's probably a little tough to read, but the man standing there is wearing a sweatshirt that says, "Fairy Coach" - I can't help it, I just find it extraordinarily wrong. I suppose to some it could even be construed as offensive. What do you think?
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Big Thunder Mountain
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Headed in to Fantasyland
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Back side of the castle
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Alice and Mad Hatter by the carousel
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Pretty colorful teacups
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Iredessa looking lovely in sunny yellow
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Swan topiaries in the castle foregrounds
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Going through Tomorrowland
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The orange monorail over the submarine voyage
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The Matterhorn looking majestic after all this time
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Rosetta is pretty in pink and quite sassy
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It is a small world after all
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Feeling a little silly and it is appropriate since we're headed in to Toontown
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Clara Belle and Clarence are looking quite dapper today
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Mile marker three
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This Tinker Belle shadow may look pretty, but it spelled disaster for my walking buddy De'Dee. I've seen it happen to many people, but never thought it would happen to someone I was with. She was snapping a picture and didn't see the cone in front of her and she went down hard on the concrete. I was so worried that she hurt herself badly. After a few seconds a Cast Member and I helped her up and she assess how she was doing. She didn't feel like anything was broken, but she certainly had quite a few scrapes and would most likely end up with some pretty bad bruises. The trooper that she is though, she insisted that we keep going. Of course, I was now paranoid and pointing out cones, bumps and holes in the ground.
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I can see something out of place - canoe?
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Mile marker 4
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Main Street vehicles are there sending us on our way out of Disneyland
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Back across the esplanade and in to California Adventure
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Carthay Circle standing tall against the clouds
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Love the front of the Off the Page store
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Another "Fairy Coach"
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I think this scrolling sign said something like: two miles to go...spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly
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I wouldn't mind dropping in to the Tower of Terror right about now
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I found these crazy tall plants just plain goofy this morning
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It's always fun to go through A Bug's Land
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Silver Mist is calm and happy this morning with the humidity in the air
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Beware the bear
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Doing a drive by on Cars Land
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Heading through the park towards the pier
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Looks like Vidia is spunky this morning and no doubt she's bragging about how fast she could finish the course
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Look, it's a cute little Lego Pixie couple
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The pier is a little crowded this morning
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Yes, it's mile marker 5
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I love how Radiator Springs looks different depending on the light
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Get your motors running, head out on the highway
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Strolling along through Cars Land
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Headed backstage
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Mile marker six
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Mickey and Donald keeping the spectators entertained while waiting for the first runners
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The finish line stretch
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High five Pluto! My favorite part of runDisney races
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Goofy looks as happy as we are to be done
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Finish line smiles
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De'Dee and I got our medals and had to get a picture
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De'Dee and I waited quite a while and in a massive crowd to get our finisher's photo
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Had to get a solo photo too
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2015 Tinker Bell 10K Medal
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2015 Tinker Bell 10K Lanyard

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