Happy beginning of summer everyone! Just kidding – kind of. What with 90+ degree weather we’re experiencing, why not call it summer?! So long as it doesn’t stay this way for too long, I won’t mind it at all (kind of). Now that we’re past Labor Day, summer is truly over. Kids are back in school, and we’re in the 9th month of the year, with just three more months to go till Christmas. Wow.
As for me, Labor Day weekend always marks one of my favorite events of the year, the Disneyland Half marathon. 13.1 miles of pain, suffering, hard breathing, smiles, and a lot of perspiration! All of which are totally worth it! It was my 7th time doing the race, and each time, I enjoy it more and more, even though my body is telling me otherwise. It’s such a well organized race through the “happiest place on earth”. I just can’t get enough of it. Plus, I know that afterwards, we’d head to the parks and enjoy more of the Disney magic we have all come to know and enjoy, and grow up with! This year was no exception. Although I came short of my projected goal due to a lingering injury, I was still able to complete the race with a solid time and a huge medal!
This time through we spent it with my cousins and nephews, all of whom stayed with us at the Disney Grand Californian hotel, courtesy of my cousin Rondee (Thanks Rondee!). It’s a great hotel, with some EXCELLENT air conditioning! (What with near 80+ humidity and HEAT, that A/C sure did feel amazing!). The accommodations were awesome, needless to say. Plus, they had a nice pool – super important ;p Despite the super warm and humid temps, we had a great time walking the parks, riding our favorite rides, and just hanging out. Big thanks goes out to Angela and Will for their generosity! They ran the race too (congrats!), and beat me to the line (then again, they are 10 years younger than I am! Besides, they’re quickies!). And to my sister Sarah and her friends for also coming down to spend some time – hope you had fun!
We also decided to take more “fun” photos this trip. Although you’ll only see my photos of Helen here, as all of her are on still on her phone Oh well. Included in that phone is a photo I got to take with Joey Fatone, who also ran the race. If you follow my Facebook page you might just find it there.
So here it is, a selection of photos from our 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Thanks to everyone who made it special and fun! Now go somewhere where there’s air conditioning will ya?!