|Maleficent aka Dani, Olaf aka Mindy, and me|
The first 2 miles ticked off surprisingly easy and I was surprised to be holding the pace right around 8:00-8:05. I saw the white rabbit at the first hair pin turn up the on ramp around mile 2 and the TV screen with Disney cartoons and music around mile 2. Just before mile 3, we entered backstage at EPCOT with some characters on stilts and then it was time to run around World Showcase. I think I was grinning ear to ear. I saw Jiminy Cricket in Germany (?) and Marie in France before we exited out the International Gateway. I knew there were hills ahead and just under 3 miles to go so I told myself not to burn out. I was holding 8:00-ish pace and still feeling strong.
Along the boardwalk, I saw Donald dressed as baseball player and was dying to stop since I love Donald and baseball but I pressed on. Soon enough, we traversed the steep, but quick hill past the Swan and then were making our way past the Yacht and Beach Club resorts. I was starting to tire so I focused on the crowd at this point. I smiled and enjoyed their signs. I passed royal Minnie as we exited backstage and then quickly returned to the park to loop by The Seas and then Spaceship Earth. We passed Goofy dressed in space garb near Innovations (I think).
|Pretty view of Spaceship Earth|
I enjoyed a few photos with the princesses and was able to see Lacey and Meranda before I headed back to the resort. Mom and I had plans to head to Animal Kingdom and I was eager for a hot shower.
|Snow White was stunning in person!|
|Tiana was jamming a bit before we snapped this photo!|
|Lacey and Meranda looked festive in princess pink!|
Final time: 50:10
Placement: 26/1565 in age group; 181/10989 overall
Course support: Excellent as always. Water stops were great and volunteers were fantastic.
Crowding: Started in corral A and experienced no crowding issues.
Characters on course: White Rabbit, stilt walkers, Jiminy Cricket, Marie, Baseball Donald, Royal Minnie, Space Goofy
Did you run the Princess Enchanted 10k? What was the highlight for you?