Time to flashback to January 2014 and the Tinker Bell 10K!
I really want to share with you all the events from that wonderful weekend. The 10K is easier to write about first, fewer pictures. So…here we go with the 10K! (Sorry we’ll be out of sequence with the events from that weekend but..better late than never!)
Saturday, January 18, 2014 – Inaugural Tinker Bell 10K
Even though we were a party of 4, only M and I were running the 10K. We dressed as Pirates since Pirates love to hunt Tink during the half marathon! Showing our Pirate faces..
All Pirates need motivating temporary tattoos on their hands, right?
We had a very easy walk from our hotel to Corral A!
We were super close to the start line, even with 15 minutes left until go time. There was also a bunch of space behind us! Our plan for this race (besides having fun) was to stop for any and all “must do” photo ops and get ours out of the way so we’d have more time during the half marathon the next day to accommodate L and S’s photo ops! And boy did we stop for photo ops!!
Princess and the Frog float
Little Mermaid float
So excited Disneyland opted to keep the Christmas lights on Small World for our run!
D is crazy in to horses lately so I stopped to pose!
In previous races, it’s normally light out by the time we are in Disneyland so it was super cool to run through Disneyland in the dark!
Buzz Lightyear is my “must stop” photo op no matter what!
I love Main Street USA!
Goodbye Disneyland, we’ll be back tomorrow with our friends!
In California Adventure, the World of Color fountains were a gorgeous sight, it’s a very popular photo op!
I tried to capture a selfie with the fountains but alas, it didn’t work!
When we ran Tinker Bell half marathon in 2013, I was astonished when M didn’t want to stop and pose with Lightning McQueen and Mater, they’re her “must do”. But back then, she didn’t want to wait in lines. Well, that wasn’t the case for Tink 10K 2014, we waited in the line and I’m glad we did!
As we made our way in to Bug’s Land, we spotted what I would label as the best costume of the race!
One of the perks of running in the parks is the use of the restrooms, M needed to stop in Bug’s Land so I took pictures!
I could go for a ride!
There’s nothing like being in the park for sunrise!
Posing with friends..
We didn’t realize this was Monster’s Inc until we’d passed it. We opted to not backtrack..but I wish we had!
The route for the 10K was amazing. Most of our time was spent in the parks and on property.
At mile 4 we were sent out on to the streets of Anaheim and my only problem with that is we were running in to the sun and it was really hard to keep my eyes up and watch where I was going. So..at times I was pretty much running blind. But I’m not complaining, we were having a great time!
Our unofficial time..
Which isn’t bad at all for all the photos we took, a bathroom stop and congestion from time to time!
Medal and bib..
Breakfast at Storyteller’s Cafe…more on that in a future post! In case you’re wondering…yes, M and I plan to run the 10K again in 2015!
Did you run the Tinker Bell 10K in January?