Friday, May 9, 2008

Sunday The 15k

I am going to jump over to the race. Before I do that I want to let everyone know that for the Marathon trip for everyone, we were talking about a Grand Gathering. I have spoke to Grand Gathering and we can book in July which is 180 days out. I have put put a post in dis friends and on My Space. I put the link up in the boards too.
Here is the link. I was thinking Sunday evening so those who are in the full can come too. I need in put please.

Saturday evening we left the parks early after the flag retrieval . we went to publix and had subs for dinner. Eric and I went Back to the park to see the fire works,and we just ended up riding the monorail. We put our bib numbers on our shirts and had everything set out. I had the room alarm set for 4a, and my phone set 4a and a wake up call set for 4:30 a. I wanted to make sure we would get up. I got up I had breakfast. I had a protein breakfast. Oatmeal with a tbsp of peanut butter and a glass of OJ. I drank water and I carried a bottle of G2 with me to have while waiting for the race to start.

The Picture to the right is the view of the Butterfly parking lot from when we got off the bus coming from Epcot. This is at 5:20a in the morning. While we are walking over to the line up you can hear the Dj playing 80's music. {so funny}

This is me And E. This is at 5 something in the morning. Before the race. And there was tons of port a potties. I had to use only once before the race started. while waiting around they are announcing the time and when to line up and who is to line up in front and everything like that. And it is marked.

The picture to the right is in line up. As you can kinda see I am in the back that is marked walkers. If you look you can see the banner to the start line. This camera I was using is very slow and the zoom was not the best. They played the National Anthem,and then Minnie came out to start the race off. The wheel chairs went first.

This picture is the official start of the race. They had fire works and Minne was there the whole time. It took us 3 minutes to cross the start line. when you hear the chip check in you are on the clock.

The picture to the right is the first conner in the parking lot of Ak. You can't see it but Mt. Everest is in the background.

This picture to the left everyone should know where this is and this is just before mile 5 in the Minnie on the main road into the parks. People were driving by and honking and some were pulling over and cheering, and we saw our family driving in. This is just before the last major over pass headed into Hollywood Studios. All I could think at this point is I am really doing this!!! And do you know how many times I have drove up and down this road in the last 2 years!!! And I was thinking also so this is why it is so bumpy here. LOL :) Holy Cats!!!!

The picture to the right is us in HS. This is done by there photographers. I am waiting on my photo cd.

Here we are getting ready to leave HS. We are coming up on mile 7.

The picture to the right is the walk way between HS and the Boardwalk to Epcot. It was so beautiful this morning. I didn't know this was there. I haven't stayed in the resorts near here yet. Now when we went through here coming into Epcot this will be mile 8. There were Cm's out yelling welcome to Epcot you have 1.3 miles to go!!!!

We are now in front of The Americana.This is the view we had that morning.Just so pretty but us in the park.

Here is another picture e took this one. I hope you all realize I am no small person .I am a pooh size person too. If I can do this so can everyone in Team Voice.

If we didn't stop to take this picture at the mile 9 we would have shaved off another minute and a half. I was so excited I had too!!!
I couldn't believe I made it!!!

The picture to the right is in the last .3 we had to do.

Here we come!!!!

Pictures to the here we are crossing the finish line!!!!
Holy Cats we finished!!!!!

Holy Cats!!!! 2:25:24!!!!!!


Matt said...

Great pictures Rae! They have me even more excited!!!

As far as the Gathering goes, If it's on Sunday, I won't be able to go. I'm flying back home Sunday afternoon since I my first day back at school is on Monday (I can't miss the first day!). Don't change anything on my account. As long as I get to meet everyone, I'll be happy!

Chris said...

Loved the pictures, what a great time you guys had! Really looking forward to January.

Same boat as Matt, flying home Sunday. No worries, do what's best for the entire group! Of course, you'll owe us pictures... :-)

Joggerblogger said...

Happy Birthday to the Frogger :-) - I thought I had posted a comment but couldn't find it.

The pictures are cool - the race looks like there's alot to look at.

I'll try and get a picture done this weekend for you :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's great Rae. Congratulations again.

I would love to meet up for a Grand Gathering if it's Sunday night. There should be three of us. Thanks for planning all of that. You're too sweet. :-)

caballerofan said...

I am so gald you are sharing all this. It helps to fuel the fires of anticipation. Glad to see and read that you and Eric had a such great time.

I'm certainly up for doing a grand gathering. We have still not reached a final decision as to if my whole family is coming down. Should know by the time school starts back up later this year.

Proud of you both,

Pride on 3.....1, 2, 3 PRIDE!!!

Rae! said...

Jeff that is what I am trying to do. It to keep everyone motovaited. I had fun at the race and I just wanted to share it.
Just give me count to give to grand gatherings and if it has to change they said we can change it.

Craig Wheeler said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing all those pictures. Great job!

I'm still up in the air on the grand gathering. I'll be sure to let you know before July. It's going to be a busy busy week and I'm still not sure at this point what the schedule will look like.

DebWDW said...

Love the recap of the race! You rock!!!!
How about early Saturday night for a grand gathering? We could do it early enough that the marathoners can still come.

Rae! said...

I was thinking that too. I do not know if those who are doing the Goofy will come on saturday.

Princess Fee said...

Brilliant pictures - I really wanted to do the Minnie race at some point, and was sad to hear that it had gone... But looking at all your pictures has made me so determined to get out there and do the half marathon!!
And great timing too!