This last weekend I went to Disney World for the Tower of Terror 10 miler. It was an amazing whirlwind of a trip that went by way too fast. It was very tiring but worth it! I had stayed up late on Thursday to pack after my dad picked me up from school. I didn’t want to forget my Halloween costume for MNSSHP nor did I want to forget any of my running gear. This trip was the first trip we did not check bags so I needed to fit everything into a sports bag and a backpack. For a trip of less than three days this was not a problem although on the way back our souvenirs were hard to fit.
Friday morning I was tired but excited. I woke up at 445 to be on the road at around 530 to the airport. We flew out of a small airport near our house so security was fast. The flight to Orlando was the only departing flight for a few hours. After buying some gum for the flight and using the bathroom we boarded the plane. I was looking forward to sleeping for a few hours but I could not fall asleep. I was supposed to be working on an essay for class on Monday but I did not feel awake enough to do so. The flight went by pretty slow since I did not do much. The attendant came around with chips and cookies but who is in the mood for this type of food at 8am? We finally landed and arrived in Orlando “the home of Mickey Mouse” as the pilot said.
My sister and I were in disbelief that we would usually be in class at this time but were instead in Disney world! We were definitely awake now. Since we did not have to get our luggage we went straight to Krispy Kreme after taking the tram across the airport.
Here is a view outside of the tram:
Sadly, there are no Krispy Kremes near where we live so we always take the opportunity to have a donut from there when we can. What better start to a running weekend right? Not the healthiest choice in the world, but oh well. We grabbed the rental car and started driving to Disney World. This always seems like the longest ride. But, we passed the Disney World sign soon enough (my Instagram version is below) and it was the first time my sister and I were actually able to get pictures that were not totally blurry of the sign.
We stayed at Saratoga Springs this trip because our usual resort, Old Key West, did not have any room for the weekend. I thought that I would be very disappointed that I would not see Old Key West this trip, but Saratoga was a nice change. I especially enjoyed the pillow decorations.
We headed to the ESPN Wide World of Sports runDisney expo next to pick up our packets and some merchandise but I will write about that in the next blog entry.