Everyone, meet Bonnie. Bonnie, meet, EVERYONE!
|Getting ready to PR her 5K this past weekend- it’s the Sparkle Skirt.|
Now that the Tower of Terror 10-Miler weekend is over, I’m ready to focus on the next event on my racing calendar: Wine and Dine! My great friend Bonnie, is sharing her experiences with the 2012 Wine and Dine Half Marathon today. We met online, fell into friendship, and (don’t tell anyone- but she’s my favorite!) She calls herself the DisBroad Groupie, and we all just adore her!
Bonnie’s a mom of 2 adorable kiddos and an awesome runner who just PRed her 5K this weekend in the cold and rain. Go Bonnie! She doesn’t have her own blog (at this time– the DisBroads keep encouraging her to get her voice out there!) but she agreed to share her experiences with all of us today.
|2012 Wine & Dine Half Marathon|
I will say that the idea of a night race worried me a bit. I am not one to stay up all hours of the night but rather have been known to doze off on the couch by 10pm. This race doesn?t even start until 10:00! Would I be able to stay awake? Would I have enough energy to get through the race? The answer to both questions was yes.
We took it easy the day of the race. We didn?t do anything besides packet pickup. We even took naps. I was nervous the whole day though. It was weird for me to wait all day for race time. I was so used to having everything over by 10:00 am and enjoying the rest of the day at the park. This was the complete opposite. The anticipation lasted the whole day. We were ready to go to the race by 7:00 pm. I just couldn?t wait in the room any longer! So we hopped on the first bus and off we went.
It was finally our turn!
We headed to the corrals after walking around a bit longer. You know how runDisney likes to get you in your corrals way before the race starts just so everyone is actually there by the time the race starts. So we waited in our corral a bit, probably an hour. I was a little chilly waiting there. I brought a throwaway long sleeve shirt so I wore that. Mind you, I am from Central New York where we are used to the cold weather. So any Southerners might be more than a little chilly waiting before the race. I raced in a skirt and a t-shirt and I was fine during the race, not cold at all.
His arms were so big that he just about knocked me over!
After Ralph, we stopped again to take a picture with Darth Vader. My husband loves Star Wars so it was a must stop for him. We waited in line about 5 minutes to see him.
I have no idea where my husband is looking here.
Next up was the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. It was such a cool experience to run through these lights. It gave me such a feeling of joy to be surrounded by so much cheer with my husband
My favorite race memory. Ever.
So proud of my husband and so happy I got to share a runDisney experience with him!
Who knew Jasmine had cold weather attire? Not me!
Ready to enjoy the Food & Wine Festival.
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Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)