13.1 Miles in Disneyland

Tinker Bell Half Marathon DONE!

I completed my first Half Marathon of the year in Disneyland!

I got to run through Disneyland, California Adventures, and through the streets of Anaheim.

How did I do?!?

Well…that’s a completely different story. I didn’t do as bad as I thought I would do, but I did bad when looking at my previous race times.

At least I finished right.

So lets start from the beginning.

My mom and I left Thursday night and drove to Anaheim, it took us 6 hours to get there. We checked into our little hotel, slept for a few hours, went grocery shopping, and then made our way to the Race Expo!

At the expo I picked up my bib, my bag, took some pictures, and did some shopping.

Saturday night my mom and I left the park early in order for me to get some rest.

I was in bed by 9pm!

I woke up at 3:00 am got dressed and then headed off to the Starting Line!

Here’s what I wore!

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Tinker Bell wings, Nike hat, running leggings, Tinker Bell tank top, running fanny pack, and running shoes my shoes (not in picture).

During the race we ran the first four miles through the parks, Disneyland and California Adventures. We go to run though the park and through the back of the parks. It was fun and exciting and there were so many crew members cheering us on early in the morning.

Through the park we got to take pictures with some of the character (Tinker Bell, a few other Fairies, Goofy, and Chip and Dale). I only stopped to take one picture because the lines were very long and I didn’t want to stop running.

The rest of the race we ran through Anaheim up to City Hall and then ran back to the Disney property and to the Finish Line!

Here are some pictures from the race!

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Here are some post race pictures of my new medal

…and after the race I went for some delicious pineapple soft serve Dole Whip!

Since the race was on Mother’s Day I wasn’t able to do much with my mom. We went to park, but had a mellow day. We went on some of the rides we hadn’t gotten a chance to go on the previous days and we watched the night parade and the fireworks.

So…on Monday I took my mom to Goofy’s Kitchen!

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We had a nice breakfast with Goofy and other characters and then we packed our bags and said until next time (September) Disney!

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