The final race and then fun at the parks!
I woke up exhausted. Really exhausted. The week leading up to the race had been crazy and I was balancing being a booth babe, with running and hanging out with Wookie in the parks. To say I woke up that morning and my head wasn’t in the game would be an understatement. My head was really anti-running when I woke up. I was tired all over.
Luckily, my friend had stayed in the hotel with me that night and was jazzed to run her first half marathon EVER! I was so excited for her too! We got ourselves together and we were out the door around 4:30, since we were meeting friends again at 4:45.
At least I look ready, right?
We got ourselves over to the gathering area, I was sipping my coffee and trying to get my head in the game. I wanted to test my half marathon legs again and stretch for a PR but was nervous I was going to come unhinged. We mingled in the pre-race area and then headed to the corrals, one last port-a-potty pitstop meant I was late to my corral for the start (second race in a row, doh!) and ended up being in the “spillover” of corral A. Oh well, it happens. What I didn’t expect was that they were going to send corral A and B together which meant I was really released as a corral B runner.
They released corrals 2 at a time for the first few corrals which didn’t make much sense to me. Why go to the trouble of differentiating these corrals if you’re just going to send us all at the same time? Again, oh well, it happened and we all started running and it wasn’t that big of a deal, just a surprise.
We ran around the south side of property and came into DCA, then across to Disneyland, and then into the streets of Anaheim including the Angels stadium.