Well, didnt sleep much prior to that 3 am alarm, but I dont think anything would have helped that. Made our way to the bus stop at 3:30 and got on the bus right away. WDW at 3:30 am is surreal. 14,000 people getting ready to run a marathon at that time is also surreal. I was really afraid of the change in temps. 34 at the start was not a problem for the MI girl, but ending in the 60s?? Thats quite the change. We started to get a little cold waiting for the 6 am start. Good thing is wasnt windy, but an hour and a half in the same place gets a little cold. There was some entertainment, but the jumbo tron looked like a micro tron from as far back as we were. The start came before we knew it though. Shed the sweat pants and headed for the line. It took about 3 to 4 minuets just to get to the starting line, but things went pretty quickly after that. Miles 0 2.5 Pretty much just in awe of everything. The people the lights, glimpses of SE. Wow. Miles 2.5 to 3 Around the World Showcase lagoon with all the lights. Amazing. The hardest part was that we passed the 25 mile mark in here. That made my brain go into overdrive, but there was so much to see, my mind recovered quickly. Keep in mind that Im not a great photographer, but these were taken while running. Miles 3 to 4.5 Continued to loop around the outside of Epcot. I took pics at every mile marker as they had a different character and saying. At mile 4, had a bit of a mishap when the pavement grabbed my toe (maybe a reflector, who knows). Went down pretty hard and scraped my knee and shin, but didnt really seem to hurt anything. Helped a lot that I saw my family shortly after that. I never thought wed find them in the crowds, but it was so great to see them! (Got to give them the first upper body layer we shed too) Miles 4.5 to 9 Long trek to MK. The loop to go from W to N was cool. Look! Were not last! Being Disney, they brought in cheerleaders, bands, drum cores, and even hulaing retirees to cheer us on. That helped pass the time a lot. Miles 9 to 10 Were on our way! TTC was cool and a group from Tag team was there to cheer. Its amazing to hear your name in such crowds. (I kind of fed on that too. Needed all the help I could get.) Under the water bridge Past contemporary and ahead to MK. Wow, its getting cool now!!! Mile 10 to 11 MK!!! We entered on Main Street and my family was right by the Christmas tree. Wow. Worlds just cant describe it. Plus, I could shed my last layer. Turn the corner and theres the castle. Through Tomorrowland, quick stop to take a pic of Mr. And Mrs. Incredible. Very appropriate. As I went by, Mrs. I stuck out her hand for me to slap. That was way cool. Right behind her was stitch to slap my hand. Did I mention that they were playing colors of the wind, then Tiki Room? I danced through MK!!! Miles 12 to 16 were tough. Luckily Tag team caught us on Floridian way and gave me a boost. Hearing that I was half way at 13.1 was not a big perk to me, though. I was feeling pretty bad by the time I hit AK.