After the 5k I made sure to take it easy. I went with my parents to Magic Kingdom for a couple hours but the rain kept us moving slowly. It was also surprisingly crowded so after a couple hours we were all okay with calling it a day. We decided to hop over to the Polynesian for dinner at Captain Cook’s (one of my favorites since I get to pretend I’m staying at the Poly) and then called it a night.
I was doing the 10k with my dad (his first 10k) and since my nerves were still getting to me about this whole Dopey business, my dad and I decided the night before to run our own races. This also meant that I would have plenty of time to spare to take pictures with characters.
This past year I was a part of the WDW Radio Running team (mostly in name only since I didn’t go to any events) and raised money for Make-A-Wish. At work I was able to raise money through a costume contest. They put in different costumes, voted for the top 5 and I vowed to wear the top money raiser for the race that corresponded to the amount raised. I was able to raised $175 so that meant I was dressing up as Tetra from Zelda for the 10k! With everything ready for the 10k, it was time to hit the hay.
I woke up around 3:15, got dressed, had my peanut butter toast and coffee, and then it was time to leave. I think we left our hotel around 4. We arrived with plenty of time and the weather wasn’t too bad. A little hot with some drizzle but nothing I couldn’t put up with for 6.2 miles. My dad and I milled around for a bit, I met up with another Dopey friend, and then it was off to our respective corrals. To B I go!