Dark and early (I can’t really say bright and early because I was up well before the sun) Kevin dropped me off at Epcot and I made my way with the other runners to the starting corrals. I felt a little more confident because I knew where I was going since I was just through it all the day before for the Marathon Weekend 5k. I made my way through the crowd admiring the awesome costumes. I kept the mylar blanket they gave me the day before for extra warmth while waiting to start. The lines for the characters were outrageously long so I knew there was no point waiting because I wouldn’t have time to get a picture before the race started. Little did I know that later in the run I would have a very comical “character stop”….
HERSHEY PARK HAPPPY……so today was the Hershey 10k – except instead of smelling like chocolate – it smelled more like worms as it was raining like crazy when we got there and drizzled for the entire run. It wasn’t bad though – it actually felt nice as I warmed up from running and kept the pollen down so I didn’t have to worry about allergies!
This race ALMOST didn’t happen for me as on Tuesday I realized I couldn’t find my confirmation email. I went on the website and sure enough I couldn’t find my registration info – I was freaking out. Usually this race sells out fairly early so I was really worried I wasn’t going to get a spot. I have no idea what happened – either when I registered it didn’t go through correctly or I thought I registered and actually didn’t. This was at 10:00am and registration closed noon that day – how crazy that I just happened to be looking and realized this!! So I registered right away and managed to secure my spot and get a confirmation email. WHEW (Also for my 15k coming up at the end of this month I couldn’t find that confirmation email either – I managed to contact someone involved with the event who confirmed I was registered and good to go – yikes! I really need to make an email folder with all these emails – which is what I was trying to do when I realized I didn’t have these 2)