Colby and I ran the Wine and Dine Half Marathon on Saturday night – November 8 at 10 PM! We had such a great time! We ran this race back in 2010 and loved it. Anything Disney is always great :)
A big thank you to the Fitletic table at the expo. I told them that the bottles in my new belt were leaking. Well, they were actually squirting me! When I put GU and water in them for my marathon, I was getting sticky! They said that should absolutely not happen and they had a bad batch recently. They gave me two new bottles right there! They are great! I have this belt with double water bottles.
We knew it was going to rain at some point in the night. We had to get on a bus to get to the start of the race by 8PM. We were there around 7:30 and had lots of time to stretch and relax. We flew down to FL very early that morning, so we were pretty exhausted by that night. If I was going to do it again, I would just fly down Friday night so I could get a little more sleep. As we got to our corrals, it started to drizzle. I put on my cheap poncho to keep warm and waited for the start of the race. Fireworks went off for each corral and we started a few minutes after 10PM. The rain started to pick up and did not stop. I kept my poncho on for about a mile and then tucked it into the back of my race belt.
We enjoyed the race but were exhausted and soaked by the end! I didn’t run as well as I had hoped, but I enjoyed the race. The course ran through Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and finished at my favorite, Epcot. I don’t have any pictures at the after party, because we were so wet! My Garmin pedometer said I did over 20 miles that day, including the race. We changed out of our wet clothes and got some fish and chips in England. More pictures to come of the rest of our vacation, because we had great weather Sunday-Tuesday :)