We woke up just before 4AM Saturday morning. Faby and I walked ourselves to the Jeld-Wen Field Max station, toting our luggage, rushing because we feared we would miss the Max. The beginning of our flight began with views of sunrise over Mount Hood. We were both in awe of how gorgeous it was. I took photos, but they did not come close to doing the sunrise justice.We slept a bit on the plane. I read a little Divergent. It was a short trip to Ontario, CA, and then her dad and brother picked us up, and we went to have tortas, and I had a giant horchata. My torta had braised pork, and bacon, avocado and Oaxacan cheese. It was so delicious, but I could only eat half.
The next morning we woke up again before 4AM. My race began at 5. We got there a bit late, but it all worked out wonderfully. The race was so much fun. I had spent hours working on a bright yellow tutu the Thursday before, and dressed up like Snow White. It was far from my best time, but it was certainly the most exciting half marathon! Running into Disneyland before the park opened felt like a childhood dream. I nearly cried seeing the castle. I ran by Darth Vader, Sleeping Beauty's Castle, Cinderella, It's a Small World. I was exuberant with joy. Faby's sister and niece, Betty and Elena, and Faby, cheered me on around the six mile mark. Being cheered on by strangers as Snow White gave me such a happy feeling. I had stomach problems which resulted in some walking, but otherwise, my body felt great, and did well with the running. Nitiya also ran the race, and although she started in a later corral than I, she ran fast enough that I was able to see her near the finish line. :)
|Mad Hatter tea party :)|
Faby and I returned back to Portland early Monday morning. The cold was hard to return to, but we were happy to be back to a normal sleep schedule. I realize I probably will not return to Disneyland until I have kids who are old enough of my own. I'm so thankful for this dreamlike experience.