In February of 2017 I attended my first runDisney weekend at Disney World. I went with my 3 daughters and we all did the 5K together. It was fun and Maggie had her 16th birthday at the Magic Kingdom on our last day. I was in no shape and the 5K took everything I had and I was exhausted afterward. We all went back to the room and I slept for hours.

This year my family (mostly Lousmith) talked me into signing up for both the 5K and the 10K races. I was petrified because of my last year experience but we all four signed up and Brittney and her family went along although only Brittney participated in the races because somebody had to watch the babies.

There were lots of bumps in the road and life (and sometimes laziness) got in the way of my training and so off we went to Florida and I was nervous. I had only completed one 10K in the last year and it was the week before. I wasn’t even close to the required time so I was sure I would be swept during the race and not be allowed to finish.

Friday the 23rd of February was the 5K. The busses to take you to the start begin running at 3:30AM and we were out there and on the first bus. We finished and it was fine and I felt good after the race. We spent the day in the parks and I walked and walked and walked.

Check out this group picture! We’re adorable.

The next morning, 3AM came quickly and I felt a little sick to my stomach. I was super scared. I knew I needed to make it past the 3 mile marker, that’s where you head into Epcot and they will no longer take you off the course even if you are slow. It was close, but I made it in. Ryan and Brittney ran ahead and Lou stayed with me. Maggie decided to go to the finish line early and be of service to the runners:-)

We finished and it was ok. My time was 1 hour, 52 minutes.  We went to the parks that day too and according to my steps counter I walked a total of 16.5 miles that day.

Sunday Maggie turned 16 and so we celebrated with Winnie the Pooh. My throat felt a little scratchy but it was our last day so I decided not to mention it.

Maggie at all the snacks.

Well, We got back a week ago and I have spent the last 7 days feeling super sick. This, I am sure, has nothing to do with the races and everything to do with the awful flu that has been going around.

On Saturday I signed up for the 2019 races….not the half marathon. I’m giving myself until 2020 to do that one.

Now it’s back to work! I’m making a video today for my Patrons. It’s a mini class about consistency and keeping your yarn the same over a project. Have you checked out my Patreon Page?

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