We chatted for a while and then started to head to our corral since they had announced it was time a few minutes before. Kristin and Cori's friend headed to the A corral and we headed to the B. Right before we went in, Cori headed to the bathroom--which stressed me out (remember from earlier how I don't like being late) but I took the opportunity to snap another pic.
Well just as it was her turn, our corral started walking so I wasn't too happy about that and about being in the back of the corral. Oh well.
This corral start was interesting. I'm not sure how to describe it but it started different than normal. The A corral went off at 5:30. I thought that the 10k would be like the half with only 2-3 minutes in between but it seemed like it was forever until we started. My Runkeeper app said 5:41 so 11 minutes between starts. Too long in my opinion. Anyways, like always, I love the fireworks start!
Soon we were off. I was nervous again for this race because I didn't know how I would feel. I hadn't run at all in 6 weeks, and I wasn't supposed to be running this race (or for another 6 weeks after). Luckily, I was never in any pain!
Towards the beginning of the run, we saw Elsa up on one of the overpasses and it was "snowing". Pretty cool!
And that was pretty much all of the entertainment for the first half of the race (or longer). It was honestly pretty boring for a Disney run. Even the 5ks are more entertaining. There is plenty of spaces for there to be more entertainment. I decided I prefer half marathons over 10k at WDW and 10ks over half marathons at DL. Hopefully runDisney will step up their 10ks at WDW!
It was definitely a gross morning. Very foggy and hot. We don't normally stop at water stations during 10ks but it was so humid, we knew we needed to. But at the first stop, there was no Gatorade (and I don't drink water). Nor was there any at the next one, or the one after that. When I asked runDisney about it afterwards, the guy said they only have Gatorade for half marathons or longer. Ugh. Not cool for those of us who don't like water and it was hot enough that I'm sure there were plenty of people who needed electrolytes!
Anyways, we came into Epcot and started our run through the park.
Yes I'm a big dork but I love this picture
Before we knew it, we were done!
Our official time was 1:16:29. Definitely not our best time but it was hot and we hadn't run in a while. I was 2613th out of 8969 so top third. For gender, I was 2178 out of 7979 so top third again and 377 for age and gender (not sure out of how many.)
After the race, we got our medals engraved and headed out to Cori's car. Which wouldn't start. We had to get the nice security guards to help us. They couldn't figure out what was wrong so they called the car help place that's over by MK and the guy pretty much got it started right away!
Poor Cori felt bad but I didn't mind. It made for a good story!!