This was my first RunDisney race and I had heard mixed reviews about the Tink. The main complaint for most people was that the time in the parks was early on and only for a few miles, with the last 7 miles or so on the street of Anaheim. But, I had an open mind and I had an absolute blast!
But we'll start in the days before the race when, to my horror, my Tinkerbell dress I ordered in early December still hadn't arrived. It actually came while we were in California, in a cruel twist of fate. This left me with no outfit to wear during the race - and dressing up is like 85% of why I run!! Mom and I went shopping the night before we left for CA and found a lime green tek shirt and a child's Tinkerbell costume that I could take the wings off of. I was hoping to buy a Sparkle Skirt at the expo to round out my outfit. Oh! And I had big puffy white loofah balls for my shoes to look like Tink's shoe pom-poms!
|Here is my last-minute running outfit. I ran in this, minus the arm-warmers.|
|Me & Colleen - both running solo in Corral C|
|Vader choking me with the Force!|
|California Adventure at the World Of Color water light show. It was AMAZING!|
|I had to stop and see Merida!! She's my favorite Princess!!|
|I'm the one in green.|
|Here's me at mile 13! Almost there!!|
In all, this was so much fun to run! I would definitely do it again!! For the Princess, I want to get more photos of the spectator signs - some were hilarious, and it really added to the experience. I also had time for more pics (since clearly, I'm not setting a PR with a Disney race!) so that is good info for the upcoming Princess race. I'd love to go back to Disneyland for the Tink again, or possibly the DL Half over Labor Day. Maybe next year!