Lil' sis has weak ankles! She'll fall down! She doesn't run! Much less run for 13.1 miles straight!
Week by week, I watched as she added mile after mile to her routine.
I can't see!!!
After all that hard work, I have to see and photograph when lil' sis crosses the finish line!
Front of the crowd!
Not lil' sis, but I she looked so darn happy, we should congratulate her anyway. I was actually taking a picture of the Minnie Mouse runners in the background.
More Minnie Mouse. Or Minnie Mice?
And an Incredible.
I hope this man did not wear that headpiece for all 13.1 miles. How uncomfortable?! Even more uncomfortable? The woman wearing a bikini tube top and no other upper covering. Ouch! For 13.1 miles? I don't even want to think of the pain and the damage that gravity can do.
I see lil' sis!
In her homemade Tigger shirt. See?
13.1 miles in 3 hours, 29 minutes, and 47 seconds.
The time is from the start of the race, but with 14,000 runners, lil' sis didn't actually cross the starting line until 37 minutes after the race had started. She would have made better time if she didn't have to wait in line to take photos with the Disney characters. You know lil' sis always has to take pictures with Disney characters. How could she pass up the chance to take one with four princesses?
After photographing more pictures of her at the finish line, and of her with her two former roommates who ran the race too, she went home to shower. Because 13.1 miles = grossly sweaty!
I stopped off to congratulate WC reader Jacqueline aka @It'sMeCoffeeGirl, who ran the half marathon with her dad. Jacqueline's time was 3 hours, 3 minutes, and 28 seconds. Yay Jacqueline!
Jacqueline said she learned to cook from my blog because before when she tried to cook other people's recipes, they didn't turn out right. Gosh, gee, I love hearing it, but it's also a little embarrassing? She then introduced me to her friends. You know the oxtail stew you ate? Her recipe! And the catfish? Hers too! Haha. Although, it is awfully nice because Jacqueline says she makes sure to give me credit every time she makes something from the blog.
Sleeping Beauty's fairies.
Lots of Tinkerbells.
What fun! I guess if you have to run a half marathon, running through Disneyland and in costume are the ways to go.
Lil' sis says she only feels half-complete. No way! 13.1 miles is a big deal! And she got a job too! So setting goals and accomplishing them is a big deal. Yay lil' sis!
But she's aiming for a full marathon at Disney World next. I told her I'd go watch so we could do The Wizarding World of Harry Potter afterward. :P
1 year ago today, lil' sis's afternoon in Downtown Portland - Oregon.
2 years ago today, Banh Dua Nuong (Vietnamese Coconut Tartlets).
3 years ago today, Lavender Biscuits.