Thursday, September 06, 2012

Disneyland Weekend

No, I didn't just run down to Disneyland for the run.  I spent all weekend there.  And boy does that not help your legs or energy level after running a half marathon.

Since I didn't have work on Friday, I headed down in the early afternoon to pick up my packet for the race. That went smoothly, and I even caught a preview of Reba's new show.  I wasn't super impressed, but I'll still give it a chance when it premiers in November.  Then I met up with Chris and his friend Keith.  Marsha got into town that night, and I spent a little time with her before meeting up with my family at their trailer.

Saturday started bright and early.  I met up with Marsha and other Trixie friends Angelique and Julie for a day of fun.  We had brunch with Sue Ann Jaffarian and Shirley and Doug, which was fun.  Then we spent all day in both parks.  We met up with my family in the afternoon for a little while as well.

Sunday started even earlier with the race.  After cleaning up, it was time to hit the parks again.  This time, it was just Marsha, Angelique, and myself.  We hung out in Disneyland most of the day, and then I met up with my family for about an hour or so in the evening.  I would have liked to hang out with them more, but I was dead on my feet most of the day.  Ironically, I got a second wind about 6 and felt wonderful.

Monday was just me and my family in the park, and it was a fun day.  This was my niece's first trip to Disneyland, and it was lots of fun seeing it from her point of view.  Some stuff scared her, but she really enjoyed much of it.  And seeing her meet Mickey for the second time was a complete joy.  They were so cute together.

Yes, I did pop in for an hour or so on Tuesday on my way north.  But it was hot and I was tired and I wanted to get home, so I didn't stay for long.  I left in time to beat the worst of the traffic, which was nice.


That Loud Redhead said...

I am in awe that you ran a half marathon and then spent 2 days walking around Disneyland!!

Mark Baker said...

Plus I'd been in the park the two days before the race as well.

As Marsha said, some day I'd like to do a half marathon on fresh legs.