On Sunday morning we woke up at 4am to give us time to wake up and make it to the start line by 5:15am. We were in Corral A this year so we actually started the race just over a minute after the official start. The course takes you through Disneyland, California Adventure and through Anaheim including running on the field at Angel Stadium. We crossed the finish line with a new personal best half marathon time of 1:54:53 -- more than 3 minutes better than our previous best and more than 10 minutes better than the 2010 Disneyland Half Marathon!
|Right after we crossed the finish line.|
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For me, the last 3 miles were a real challenge as my legs started to feel more and more like Jell-O. If I didn't have Carly at my side I would have surely started walking and not beaten my time. I am extremely lucky to have her as a partner. She gives me the motivation to finish these races and although I'm very nervous to do a full marathon next year, I know that I can if she is running next to me.
After the race, we had a nice breakfast and then went back to the hotel to watch TV and take a nap. Thankfully we were able to check out more than 2 hours late! Once we were all rested up, we headed down the street for an early dinner at the one and only Medieval Times! Carly had never been so I thought what better way to celebrate another race than to watch fake knights fake battle each other with shinny weapons. Below is some video I shot of our knight's losing battle against the (lame) Green Knight.