running runDisney tower of terror 10 miler in costume was always part of the plan.
however, running in character? not so much.
yet when carrie & i traded in the evil queen & cruella running costumes we had been wearing for the runDisney tower of terror expo, & donned drizella & anastasia’s sparkle athletic “ball gowns” – something instantly came over both of us.
suddenly i found myself pushing drizella (aka carrie), pulling her hair & engaging in rousing arguments regarding which of us was the prettier/ faster sister.
suddenly i found myself screaming “cinderella” & later “victoria” in a sheer & rather annoyingly piercing voice.
to say we were obnoxiously annoying, is putting it very, very kindly.
we skipped our way across the starting line, sashaying our way through & around runners searching for our “prince.”
we made a constant effort to dispell the ugly rumors cinderella has spread about us (she’s just jealous), all the while insulting each other, & nearly everyone around us (especially anyone wearing a tutu – because friends don’t let friends were tutus).
& let’s not forget the game of mid-race “tag” we engaged unaware runners in.
considering i thought i was attending a ball, i was extremely disappointed when i realized the hydration stations were passing out powerAde instead of champagne, & i’m pretty the water was not from fiji.
i (or rather anastasia) only drinks champagne, & i only drink water from fiji.
& i’m not at all embarrassed to admit i may have angrily tossed my cup aside exclaiming that “this is the worse champagne ever” a time or two.
not surprisingly, many of the local “peasants” came to spectate; we were running after all.
although, the paparazzi was also out in force that night.
each & every time we stopped to visit with each of our fellow villains, people would swarm us taking pictures… it’s hard being so popular.
it’s smaller, more intimate race than the typical runDisney event (which was really noticeable in the new, smaller runDisney corrals).
& i can’t help but love a race that STARTS with a pre-party & FINISHES with an after-party.
& we haven’t even discussed the course..
the villains really outdid themselves, taking over the entire race, making this a terrifying experience in a magical disney kind of way.
we started the race at disney’s hollywood studios running to ESPN wide world of wports (where our feet felt happy as we ran around the track & through champion stadium) before heading back again to disney’s hollywood studios, where we ran past the spectacular lights, motors, action extreme stunt show, along the amazing new york street on the backlot, past mickey’s sorcerer’s hat, and then on to the finish, where we collected our medals, which were the most amazing tower of terror replicas that glow in the dark…
i thought we were going to a ball. i thought i was going to meet my prince. but all i got was a medal, but that means we won right?
at the very least, we had to have been the prettiest sisters on the course.
like i said before, tower of terror may have been the worst royal ball ever.
but, it was hands down the best 10 mile race i’ve ever ran.
we laughed, we ran, & we laughed some more. i don’t think i’ve ever laughed so hard, or had so much fun running a “race.”
although, i’m pretty sure my feet swelled up from all that running.
that’s definitely the reason why my glass slipper didn’t fit the next day & cinderella got to marry my prince.
disclaimer: i would like to take this opportunity to apologize. if i stuck out my tongue, insulted you, tagged & screamed “you’re it” in a shrill, obnoxious voice, or was otherwise rude. please know that this wasn’t me per say. but rather my character. i just couldn’t help it. once i donned anastasia’s ball gown, i became anastasia.