Saturday, January 28, 2012

Disneyland Neverland 5K

Welcome to the "Happiest Place on Earth"!!! We are planning 12 races in 2012, and this is our FIRST! It's Friday and tonight is the Neverland 5K through Disneyland and California Adventure (this is probably the only time when you will ever see Chris wearing a Tinkerbell shirt).
I took half day off work. Cheryl got home from school about 2pm. As soon as Chris got back from class. we left for the park.

We spent about 5 hours in the park and went on a few rides.

We stayed until the park closed. It was very peaceful being in the park while no one else was around.

We had time to head back to the Mickey and Friends parking structure before the race. We got suited up!

And one of us got in a power nap.

We went back to the park... and it was one BIG PARTY! There were costumed characters walking around, floats, music, and fireworks! I added a short video below of the starting festivities and the race.

We started in wave #3. We stayed together, passed everyone in our wave, and passed all the walkers from wave #2. We finished in 28:08... that's a new PR for Cheryl.

This was Cheryl's second race ever. She had a great time and can't wait for the next race in February!

Poor Jena-girl, got left out. Since we all ran last night, no one feels like taking her running this morning.

We didn't get home until almost midnight and it was 1am before all the showers were done. We all slept in and had a late starting weekend. I hope you are having a great weekend everyone!


Mary said...

That looks wonderful! I bet the park was just beautiful after dark. Tell Cheryl Hello! She looked so cute in the video!

Mara Campbell said...

That looks like so much fun!! I have a few friends who are running the Tinkerbell half marathon tomorrow. I love all your Disney photos at night!

I CANNOT WAIT to get back running again!!!!!!! :-)

BethieJ said...

Joni I LOVED the photos and video!! How FUN you and the kiddos do this together! YEAH on the PB for Cheryl!! That photo of Jena is PRICELESS!!!
Have a GREAT day!!!!