The Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend has finally arrived! First stop- the expo!
They let me park my carriage right there on the sidewalk.
Once at the Wide World of Sports, I made my way to packet pickup. Little did I know that the usual spot for packet pickup was being used for another event, so Run Disney had to set up a much smaller venue outside in a white tent, which made the line insanely long.
Luckily, it looked worse than it was. After 20 minutes, I was through the line with bib in hand.
I truly believe the Disney expos are some of the most frustrating and irritating of expos. I mean, just look how packed it is.
Add a bunch of lost women with a shopping problem, and you’ve got one irritated Andrea. They all just look around like this is their first time out in public. MOVE! Thankfully, I knew to go straight to the back to get my shirt and “goody bag”. Umm, Disney, there were NO goodies in my goody bag!!! You do know other races actually give their runners stuff, right?
I was passing right by the stage as the next speaker was about to start. Jeff Galloway!
He’s the man behind producing the run/walk method, my saving grace!
After that, I had my fill of the expo, so I went on in to get something to eat at the ESPN Grill, formerly the All Star Cafe (where I worked!). I even ran in to some friends who were there for the expo.
After the expo, Molly and I spent some quality time at the dog park. We’re all settled in now, and I’m getting ready to lay out my clothes and gear for tomorrow morning.
Have you run any races at Disney? If so, which one has been your favorite?