Mile 3 or so in Epcot. Feeling great around 6:15am still a bit stiff and cold
Mile 10-11 passing through the Cinderella Castle, Still feeling pretty good and moved from taking a powerade cup and water to 2 powerade cups. 1 Mile from now i'll be chowing down on a delicious banana. mmm mmm good
Stopped to pose after Cinderella Castle
This is the tale of Captain Jack Sparrow (and Barbosa). Mile 12-13 or so on the stretch leaving Magic Kingdom down to Animal Kingdom. The line for a picture was like 5 minutes long but totally worth it for a pic with these characters. Some sick make up because those are not mannequins.
Animal Kingdom around mile 17, still running strong feeling a bit of tightness in my legs. They offered me some pretzels around this point, i took one bite and spit it out (not the best of decisions and I figured I still have my gels)
Hollywood Studios at mile 23. I look really happy here because they just handed me some chocolate. THE BEST chocolate Krackel I have ever had in my life.
We just made our way around the boardwalk and over a bridge and I can see the mile 25 marker in Epcot around a bend. It's about 10:45 or so now and the heat is starting to come in. I am trying as hard as I can to tell myself just do 1 mile at a time and worry about others. I have succumbed to a run/walk at this point. Just enough energy to give a peace sign.
And a wave to the camera man right after that same place
The pain in my feet is agonizing as we round the world in Epcot once more. Japan, Germany, Norway and their Vikings with Morocco in there as well. People are sipping beer and cheering us and all I can think about is how I saw that damn christmas tree 4 hours ago. I am almost home.
Right outside the Epcot golf Ball looking thing, we turned to the right and approached the most epic thing I have seen in my life; the mile 26 marker with a Choir dressed in yellow singing something glorious. I wish I could remember what they were singing just trust me :). Next we rounded some trees and all of a sudden were once again in the Epcot parking lot this time with stands and thousands of people cheering. I couldn't control my legs anymore they were racing to the finish line. I threw my hands up in excitement. Best day of my life.
Official finishing time is 4:57:43
My face says it all in these pics.