Day two here in Walt Disney World was so much fun. We got the most out of our Friday by starting our day enjoying the Animal Kingdom park and then ending our night at Epcot Center. In between we had a much fun as possible … even tho I had to do a little prep for the races I came to WDW to run today. Sarah is a huge animal lover so I knew she’d love Animal Kingdom … especially the safari with live animals. I wanted her to experience the Expedition Everest ride — my favorite ride in all of the Disney theme parks (thus far) … so we rode it 4 times :D Last night, we made our way to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to pick up my race materials for today’s races and then we ended the night at Epcot Center. Fun Fun Fun!
My homie Joel and his son Cort were able to play with us for a bit in the early part of the day so we had fun with them. We really enjoyed our day at Animal Kingdom. That park is put together so well, we had a blast. After I picked up my race materials (and got to take a spooky Tower of Terror photo in the process), we made our way to Epcot Center to close out the night. We rode rides and at a bunch at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. I got eats from Mexico, Australia and Argentina (think meat, meat and more meat).
Earlier today, I ran my first Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run and had a total blast:
Altho it was a short race, I was really impressed with the layout. We ran thru trails in the woods behind the ESPN center with Disney villains cheering us on along the way. I ran a decent 28 minute race so I’m happy. Later tonight, I’ll be running the Tower of Terror 10 Miler at Hollywood Studios … which has be worried. I’ve never run two races in the same day before … plus I won’t have the benefit of a night’s sleep before my run. Night races aren’t my fave but I’m really looking forward to getting this Disney race under my belt. Sarah and I are going to spend part of the day at Hollywood Studios before I sleep the late afternoon/evening away before my race. Then we’ll stay in the Studios park until 4AM after the race to party with the Disney villains. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I hope all y’all are having a great Saturday. Happy Weekend!!