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RunDisney Avenger 5k

Today was very interesting to say the least. Lets just say every time I have a race things never go as planned and things always get interesting. I always have the kiddos waking me up a few times at night. However,  when the hubby gets home, he notices our puppy (which he is not for being 60 pounds and 6 years old) has a swollen lips which mean our furry child was sick.  I was so surprises because I had not noticed all day and I was home. In turn the night already begins with worry, we both though maybe he got an insect bite and it might be gone by morning but our puppy seemed to be in a little of discomfort so we give him some benadryl.

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Of course the hubby is telling me to get ready for my run after the kiddos go down for bed late and could not really sleep very well through the night due to excitement and because our puppy kept shaking his head all night. So I am up at 3 am getting ready and head out to Disneyland.

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Once I arrive at Disneyland everything seems to be going okay, however I did notice I got so lucky to get parked at the first row on the very very very last parking spot! I am like okay, it will help me get warmed up with all the walking. Then I get to the waiting area before we are placed in our corral. I found this to be very different from my first ever race with RunDisney which was the Tinkerbell 5k in May. They placed us in random corral as soon as we got there. I did not submit my run time for avenger so of course I got stuck in the the last corral. If you think that’s the worst part let me tell you its not! The worst part is being the last corral and then having to be cold for 2 hours because they started 30 minutes late. As you can imagine trying to keep warm and then trying to warm up your muscles after 2 hours of being cold is no fun at all. They said the late start was due to safety issues. I could see maybe what they meant because the pavement was wet and some what slippery, which is no good for a 7 months pregnant runner as myself.

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So my number one advice is that you should always keep in mind that you will be starting late and submit your time if you can! Due to starting in the last corral I was not able to stop by and get pictures with the avengers. They did have the black widow which is typically not out at Disneyland and a mile markers perfect for pictures. They did not have this for the Tinkerbell 5k.  I kept wondering during the Tinkerbell 5k what mile I was on.

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It was not all bad during the race the cast members try cheer you on and they do try to keep you entertained before the race begins but when their are 6,000 racers and you are all the way in the back barely able to see anything at all, its no longer enjoyable. One of the highlight is that I did see actor mostly known from the Goonies, Sean Astin.

Also the racers do not use what they call race etiquette. I got bumbed a few times and while running people who were walking crossed in front of me while knowing what they are doing. So that is my rant about my first RunDisney Avenger 5k and my second RunDisney race.

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In conclusion if running a RunDisney be patient and know that a lot of waiting can happen and submit your time and remember you did this to yourself when you sign up for it. hehe. Also due to the race starting 30 minutes late I had to be stuck in traffic going home over and hour when I only live 15 minutes from the park.

Good luck in your up coming races.

Loren

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Disneyland Villain Mystic Tent

It would not be Halloween at Disneyland without having the villains taking a stroll from their usual hiding places. I am so excited to be able to attend this year to Disneyland during the Halloween season. I enjoy seeing all the decor they have and all the characters in costumes. The most exciting thing for me is being able to go into the mystic tent and being able to conjure up a villain and get a picture with them.  You are in luck, for your viewing pleasure I have a video of our first conjure.

 

If you have never been during Halloween then you should really try to make it. I hoping to get all the villains before Halloween. I can just imagine it get more busy as Halloween approaches and would not want to get on the very long line to see a villain.

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Happy Haunting,

Loren

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Disney Mason Jar

I have recently become a huge Disneyland fan. I have never being to Disney as a child only as an adult and I just love it! I keep spoiling my kiddos by going at least twice a week. Now that we live in Cali we got an annual pass. I remember my hubby face when he saw how much the annual passes were and told me that it better be worth it. Guess what I’ve gone 23 times in the last 29 days! How I manage that?! I really don’t know.  I just know that I love going and experiencing something new every time. As you can imagine I have a lot of keepsakes and plenty of mason jars just laying around the house. I decided to make my own little Disney mason jar keepsake.

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You will not need a lot to make this Disney mason jar keepsake.  As you can guess you will need a mason jar with a large mouth.

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I did spray paint the lid gold. You won’t need the inside lip of the mason jar once you get your first button from Disneyland. I got the Disney pin the first time we went Disney which just happens to fit the top of mason jar.

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I went ahead and added all the wonderful things we found at Disney. I place the different maps from each location. My kiddos got some gold doubloons over at Disney Junior theater and paper strings. I even made a mason jar just for the pin button that are given out at Disneyland. I also painted the lid of the mason jar gold to match. Now I have two mason jar keepsakes for our Disneyland adventures.

 

Happy Haunting,

Loren