Saturday, February 26, 2011

Beauty and the Beast Royal Family 5K

Epcot, FL February 26, 2011

This race was all about Aidan (my 7-year-old son) and keeping to a good pace for him to finish the race.

We got to the parking lot about an hour before the start. I gave Jodi( a friend from the WW marathoners group) a call so we could meet up. We hung out with Jodi and Kevin for a little bit before heading over to the start line. Aidan and I got in to the 11 to 13 minute per mile area.

Soon enough we were off! The huge crowd kept us from starting out to fast. Aidan was kinda frustrated with all the people blocking his way though. The first mile was mostly through the parking lot, but miles 2 and three were both through Epcot. We had numerous walking breaks, but they were quick and Aidan was soon ready to run again. We stopped for photos twice, when there were only a couple of people waiting. Some lines had at least 10 people in them!

When we reached mile 3, Aidan asked if he could run all out. I told him to go for it. He passed at least 20 people as his speedy little legs ran to the finish line. That was a very fun race. We have already talked about running it next year. Hopefully I'll be able to run the Princess half the next day too. :)

Aidan's finish time: 36:56
I was about 10 to 15 seconds behind him. :)

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