Happy-almost-Thanksgiving to my American friends.
I’m still battle my cold (10 days later!) so I’m definitely jealous that some of you aren’t at work today, and won’t be working for the rest of this week. If only we could declare Friday a holiday so I could curl up and watch Gilmore Girls all day.
Since I’ve now been home for 10 days, it’s due time to recap one of the two races I ran while in Disney.
I signed up for the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge waaaaay back in April since running a half at both Disneyland and Disneyworld would qualify me for a Coast to Coast medal.
Doctor Strange 10k
I admit, a lot of the lore of these races is lost on me. While I’ve watched most of the Marvel movies, I’ve never spent any additional time reading about the characters or how they play into one another, and I know all of zero about Doctor Strange. Oops?
We were also a bit lost on costumes, but Katie, ever the creative genius, came through and she and I were Hydra Agents (are they agents?) and Lexie went as the Flash (which I’m told is a different comic thingy? See? Lost). Katie was even kind enough to make my hat out of a kid’s hat so it would fit my child-sized head. No joke.
Like all Disney races, we were up early and ready to go. We were only about a 10-minute walk from the park, so we left our hotel just before 5am, dropped our bags, and then I headed off to start the race because I was put in corral A (for reasons I have no clue of).
I’d only briefly looked at the course map, and I knew we’d be running outside the park before running through both California Adventure and Disneyland, and then running through Downtown Disney to the finish.
Since I hadn’t trained (hi – I really don’t recommend this approach) my goal was to just take it easy and enjoy myself.
Once we got into California Adventure, I stopped for some pictures and took pictures with a few of the characters. They did have Doctor Strange on course, but with a long line, and my having no clue who he even is, I skipped it.
When I was last at Disney/California Adventure Radiator Spring was still being built, so we didn’t get a chance to see it. Guys? It’s so pretty! Sadly, when the day we were there the ride was down and we didn’t get a chance to ride it. All that means is that I’ll need to return!
I knew once we entered Disney we’d be close-ish to the finish, because at this point I was definitely starting to feel my lack of training. (Don’t be like me).
My goal was to cruise along and finish somewhere around 1:20 and I hit that exactly. Good job, me!
My body held up surprisingly well, but I still stopped at the self med tent (love that Disney does this) for some ice to help prep me for Sunday. You might recall I’ve had an ongoing issue with my left knee – I still don’t have a diagnosis, but it held up well over the weekend. I figured icing it certainly wouldn’t hurt things.
After finishing, I grabbed my gear and sat down to eat a banana and chug some water while waiting for Lexie and Katie. We all started in different corrals, and none of us were in a rush, so it was nice to just chill and lay in the sun.
Once we were done, we grabbed a picture of the three of us, and then it was time to hit to parks! You can read all about that here.
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