The Force Was Strong with this Young Padawan – Colton’s first runDisney Race

So, when I left off in my Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend recap, I had run the Star Wars 10K. Sorry it’s taken so long to continue with the story.

So, after my 10K, I was off to look for my wife, boy, and parents who had traveled separate from me. On the way to find then, I ran into Patty from the My No-Guilt Life blog! It’s always fun to run into my virtual running friends! She was also looking for her family.

We did all meet up. For those that have never done a runDisney kids race, let’s just say there’s a lot of chaos. The entry points were not entirely clear. However, I found the banner for the “Diaper Dash” and saw others waiting with their kiddos. So, I figured I found where we needed to be.

Unlike the other races, the Diaper Dash allowed you to put your kid’s race bib on their back!

The sun was shining bright. So, we waited in the shade as long as we could. Eventually, a runDisney person made their way to gather us Diaper Dashers up and give us our race instructions. I was a little disappointed in this race for a few reasons. First, the runDisney person came out nearly 45 minutes after our race was supposed to start. Second, the instructions were not entirely accurate. We were told that the two of us could be out with Colton (that was true). However, we were encouraged to have one of us at the start and one at the finish. I took the finish. However, the Disney Photo Pass folks took up space along the finish line. It probably would have worked out better if I had been at the start. Oh well.

They had us line up and took us out through the finish line. Brooke and I were able to have Colton in the first wave of crawlers! Colton wasn’t too sure about this new experience.

At the finish line area were a few characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Since I don’t watch that show, I had no idea who they were. It was fun to see a different droid out and about!

Race MC for our race was familiar to me. It was Carissa! Back in September, when I ran the Disneyland 5K, I had mentioned to Carissa that my boy was going to be in the Diaper Dash at the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend. She actually remembered the conversation and asked me how old the boy was when we talked. I thought she was talking about how long it had been since my last runDisney race. I was a little caught off guard. Apparently, spontaneity was not my strong suit on this day.

As I chatted with Carissa, they were finishing rolling out the carpet for the diaper dash. We made our way to the start. Brooke took Colton, I went to the finish area where I was told I could wait. Unfortunately, the cameras of the Disney Photo Pass people filled the finish line. It took Colton a little bit to get going. This carpet was a new experience and a new feel for him. He wasn’t entirely sure that it was okay. Eventually, Brooke got out her cell phone to motivate Colton to move forward. That worked pretty well. Then, he stalled. Carissa came out and tried to encourage Colton and the baby next to him by offering her microphone. That got Colton to move a little more forward. Full disclosure, Colton didn’t get all the way to the finish line. He decided he had enough and just sat down close to the finish line. Since they had other waves to get off, I went out and picked him up.

He did enough to get his first runDisney medallion, though!

And the finisher photo with Colton’s very first runDisney medallion! Of course, Colton was more interested in putting his medallion in his mouth than taking a picture. Although I’m not sure when, but I’m sure there will be other runDisney races in Colton’s future.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Star Wars Half Marathon
One comment on “The Force Was Strong with this Young Padawan – Colton’s first runDisney Race

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

My Next Race
TCS NYC MarathonNovember 5th, 2017
18 days to go.
My Next runDisney Race
???? - Hopefully Star Wars Rebel ChallengeJanuary 17th, 2018
3 months to go.
Contact Me
If you have any questions and would like to contact me directly, please send an email to whyirundisney@gmail.com.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 834 other followers

Follow me on Twitter
Join the Team #runDisney Facebook Group!
ambassador button
I love this Facebook group! There are so many awesome members. Click on the link and join if you have a love of runDisney races! It's also an excellent resource on running in general. There are members from all over the world. You might even find someone who lives near you!
Official PR’s
5K - 32:46 - 2012 Pasadena 5K

10K - 1:15:42 - 2013 Pasadena 10K

Half Marathon - 2:43:25 - 2013 Rock n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon

Full Marathon - 6:21:46 - 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon
Giggle Giggle Toot Roar

Striving to answer the call to motherhood and wifeyhood with joy, Jesus, and crazy dancing.

The Souzapalooza Blog

celebrating the ups, downs and in betweens of my life

RunAllTheRaces

Share Perfect Goofy Gail & Kimberly's adventures as they runDisney and everything in between!

The Halo Way

The official photo blog of the Los Angeles Angels

choose happiness

wonderful bits of joe

Like Gold To Us

Letters to the Future

Pavement Runner

Run Strong. Finish Stronger.

Real Mom of SFV

Valley Girl at Heart

Chocolate Covered Race Medals

Where I race to the chocolate bar

The Road to Physical Fitness

Sweat. Smile. Learn. Live. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

See Sharp Run!

Running My Way to Better Health through runDisney, One Magical Mile at a Time

...Just Me and My Running Shoes...

Running My Way to Better Health through runDisney, One Magical Mile at a Time

Running to Tahiti

Tahiti is 4,109 miles from Los Angeles. Rebecca and Brad ran there.

WDW Mousenger

I'm a Disney geek bringing you all things Disney by a Disney geek, for other Disney geeks!

thingsGoofy.com

a Goofy look at Disney Parks & Entertainment

The Undercover Princess

Dreaming up my own "happily ever after!"

Not Your Normal Health Blog

Fun Fitness. Yummy Health Food. Spoil-Yourself Spas. Barely Any Kale.

%d bloggers like this: