January 10-13, 2013
Gina and I headed up to Orlando early Thursday morning. We reached the expo about 8:30, helped with last minute cleanup/setup, got our spots for the day and then the doors opened and we were busy! 10,000 runners for the 5K Friday, 25,000 for the half Saturday and 25,000 for the marathon Sunday. That's a lot of people coming through the expo. And it's not just them. Everyone comes with someone else. Many with multi family members. The first day was crazy busy. Just a non stop flow of traffic. When our lunch arrived. I headed over to the other building that had our bibs. There was no line for my number, so I was able to get in and out fast. I ate a little lunch, before heading back in to quickly pickup my shirt and get back to work. I got to see some friends come in, which made the day fun. Non stop customers made the day go fast. Finally we were done at 7:30, 11 hours later. Gina and I didn't want to wait around any longer to see were everyone was going to dinner, so we just ate at the Applebee's attached to our hotel. Finally we got settled in the room and went to bed around 9:30.
The next day we were back at the expo by 7:30 for another busy 12 hour day. It happened to be busy again, even more so than the day before. I would look up every now and then and see a stream of people flowing through the door. At lunch, I went outside to see a line of people waiting to get in that wrapped around the soccer field and out to the parking lot! My legs and feet were feeling really sore by the end of the second day. I was very happy that we were not working the following day. We got out of there at 7:30, checked into another hotel and met up with Bret for dinner at a wings place. I got the best night of sleep Friday night! We slept in Saturday. Hit a few stores at the outlet mall before resting a bit at the hotel. Gina went off to watch her daughter play in a volleyball tournament and I went to Wolfgang Pucks at Downtown Disney for a dinner with the CAPS.
|Vanessa, Brenda, Katie and me before the race!|
|Gina, Caroline and me|
Splits 1 through 6 - 9:02, 9:11, 9:21, 9:33, 10:20, 10:28
Splits 7 through 13 - 10:07, 10:11, 10:08, 10:04, 10:39, 10:07, 10:30
Splits 14 through 20 - 10:25, 10:27, 10:47, 10:49. 11:13, 12:28, 12:05
Splits 19 through 26.65 - 13:35, 12:46, 12:41, 13:30, 12:58, 13:43, 7:46