So, you know how I had never gotten a medal?
Well, I just got my Disney 5K medal, but it is actually a soft plastic. Does this mean I have to wait until the Disneyworld Half-Marathon to get an actual "medal?" Hmmm, we'll see.
In the meantime, I'm definitely glad that I went to the Happiest Place on Earth to run amongst kids, adults, and various characters. It was pretty darn cool to have Dora, Diego, Jimmy Neutron, et al cheering us on. And of course, Mickey and Minnie were there to lend support at the START and congratulate us at the FINISH.
My time was a hair over 39 minutes. I was soaring (or, stumbling) over the checkerboard mat just as 38:59 went to 39:00. It took several minutes to actually reach the START after the official clock started, though, and the first mile was an exercise in passing the walkers while jogging in place, so miles 2 and 3 were faster than 13min/mile. (In this race we didn't have tags to record net time, but in the half-marathon they do.) But really, the time doesn't matter. Because I actually ran the whole darn thing. And that makes me very happy, indeed.