In case you missed it, my Wine & Dine weekend started off with the runDisney Meet-Up on Thursday night.
Friday my friends and I spent the day in the Magic Kingdom where we checked out the Jingle Cruise (which I thought was hysterical), met the new talking Mickey (totally cooler than I expected!) and I (of course!) had a Dole Whip!
We left the park around 5:30 and headed over to the expo with just enough time to grab our bibs and t-shirts before it closed for the day!
Even with a quick stop to get my foot taped at the KT booth (there was no line since they were closing!) we were in an out in about a half an hour! That MUST be some sort of expo record!
Race day started off with a buffet breakfast at Boma, where I quickly got frustrated with the long lines (trust me, you don’t want to keep me from a breakfast buffet!), but I powered through and managed to come in a strong second. (Yes, buffet eating IS a contest.)
We spent a few hours in Animal Kingdom before Jenn and I headed back to the room for a pre-race nap since our main goal for the evening was to be able to stay awake long enough to close out the Finish Line Party at 4am! Between the nap and a few pre-race coffees, we were good to go come race time!
What? Your room didn’t have a Keurig?? Yeah…we may have brought our own for the weekend. That’s right, our room rocked.
By 7:30pm our room was awake, caffeinated, dressed and in line for a bus to the race starting area at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Since we were running a little on the late side by the time we got there we had just enough time to drop off our checked bags, wait in a looong porta-potty line (thank you to the lady that passed a roll of toilet paper down the line!) and head into our corrals!
Pat left us for corral A and Jenn, Daniel and I found some room in corral C to stretch for a few minutes and before we knew it the fireworks were going off and we were on our way!