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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1/2 Marathon #3

So Sunday, Mother's day and to complete the Pixie dust challenge and to gain my 3 extra medals..I ran another 13.1 miles. I'm going to split these into 2 days cause there's so many. Since my knee Injury Ii was worried I wouldn't be able to run it. I mean I'd complete it easily but no PR ( Personal Record ), I hadn't trained for this run, Hadn't ran since February, and definitely wasn't where I was last year when running. At this point I just wanted to finish. But honestly there's something that comes over you when you run, especially a Disney race. There's so much adrenaline and you you just go. I've never been one to do interval's and I hate when one stops so I just Go. So my plan was to run Intervals. 1 mile...2 miles...3 miles...By this time my knee starts to hurt BUT it was good! So I thought I'd go another mile then another then another. At this point I was at mile 6 and exiting the parks to go to the streets. I for sure thought Id do Intervals or be in pain at this point but no, I was good. I also noticed a girl in front of me who had a great pace and was holding conversations perfectly with numerous people. So I thought, well I just follow her for a while and see how I go. 7, 8, 9, 10...Still good and following my new friend. I would speed up to get at the breaks and walk just enough for a sip or two and let her pass then catch up. At this point I thought well, I basically have a 5K left so I should just keep going. Anyone can do that and my knee was fine. At mile 13 Ii took off and left my friend...sorry Pocahontas ( thats what she was dressed like ) but the finish line is in sight. My goal, besides finishing was 2:45. I had a 2:59 in Florida and wanted to submit a 2:45 for future races. I had no Idea where I was but I was just gonna keep going. My finish time....2:08...Wait, what? 2:08!!!! HOW did that happen? I was amazed! And I felt good. Of course I went straight to First aide to Ice my knees and Iced them to death after but I felt good!
After the 10k we went back to the expo
Trader sams for our traditional dinner
As always, we waited forever
Carb loading
My 1/2 Marathon outfit
My steps after the 10K day
The morning's insanity
Can't wait to get my coast to coast and Blue medal!
We took our last picture before going to separate corals 
Waiting to go in Coral B. Which but the way is so much better being up front for once! 
They told every one to put your phone on flash light and look back at all the pixie dust. It looked cool 
GO!
Going through good ole ToonTown 
First Photo stop, I kept going. The line was kinda long. 
Ran into my friend and old manager Tamarah
1 Down, 12 more to go.
Matterhorn
Going through through the castle 
Wendy and Peter 
Going through Downtown Disney to get to DCA 
Fun Wheel
DCA
The rides were going on. 
2 down
Carsland
Exiting Carsland
And going through Bugs land
And back into the park. 

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