Greetings from my happy place.
Well, technically right now, I’m lying in bed, but that’s also a happy place.
But to get to my happy place…
1 cab to Penn Station where I nearly got shoved down the stairs by all these lovely people, making me very glad to leave NYC for the weekend
1 train to Newark
1 Air Train to my terminal
I usually just take a cab to the airport because it’s easier, and I’m an idiot. (Please see: attempting to take train to JFK.) But taking the train/Air Train to Newark is so foolproof, even this fool can do it.
My flight was scheduled to take off at 8, but with the inclement weather, I knew it would be delayed, despite what refreshing united.com all afternoon told me. Sure enough…we boarded on time, but were held while waiting for passengers who were connecting and getting on our flight. We didn’t end up taking off until close to 8:30, and I was starving.
I got one of their tapas boxes, a glass of wine, and passed the hell out until the captain said “We’ve begun our initial descent into Orlando.”
Music to my freakin’ tired ears.
We landed around 11:30, and I didn’t make it to my hotel until close to 1.
This cute sight greeted me on my bed. I love Disney.
What time was my wake-up call this morning? 4:50, so that I could make it to the Tangled Royal Family 5K. (Apparently Tangled is a really cute Disney movie. I didn’t know that until this morning.)
Oh hey Jeff Galloway!
That’s basically what my vision looked like this early, too.
I still need to pick up my sparkly skirt, so I just went with a regular running skirt. And clearly took this race far less seriously than those girls.
I mean, we had a dance party in the parking lot and Callie’s wearing a massive tutu. Not the most serious race ever.
BUT THE MOST FUN!
Baby, you’re a firework…
They said no texting, but they never said no pics!
Our 5K ran through Epcot, and right here, we were under Test Track.
Bienvenidos a Mexico.
Once we started running around the lake that the countries are around, I got really happy. I must have come to Disney at least 10 times growing up, and this reminded me of all those happy memories. (And lots of “But Moooom…I don’t like the countries…let’s go on the riiides.”)
Even some men got into costume.
Beauty and the Beast.
In case you think I’m yawning, I’m actually doing a “scared face” here. There’s a reason I didn’t go into acting.
We got medals for the 5K, which is pretty awesome, considering we stopped every 10 feet for pictures.
I’m off to the expo and Magic Kingdom now! I can sleep when I’m dead.
Thanks again to Fitfluential and RunDisney for making this happen!