This review is from Madre and Marty eating at lunch, as I will not be eating at this restaurant until January when I am running Dopey!
Be Our Guest Restaurant at the Magic Kingdom was great. Ordering is all by computer, like at the Captain Cook quick-serve at the Polynesian. Food is delivered to your table on a cart under glass. The décor and ambience are excellent. The food was also fantastic. It would be fun to eat there in the evening for a full service experience, but reservations are impossible. The restaurant opens at 10:30 a.m. and by 10:00 the line is already a 30-minute wait from the time they actually open. The wait time is usually 40 minutes during the rest of the lunch service.
I just sent in my application for the US Road Running Ambassador Program. I am hoping to get selected for Virginia. If I do, I will get to represent US Road Running at 1-3 races each month. I really hope I get selected! I will keep you posted!
So I was totally planning on running a virtual 10k race on Monday. But it did not happen. So on Tuesday Madre and I went for a short run. We originally planned to go for 3 miles, but ended up running 4. I was still a bit tight in my calves, but I pushed through.
There were a lot of deer. On our way back to the car, we saw a family of 4 door on the wrong side of the fence by the road. We stopped as to not scare them into running in the road. One deer saw us and attempted to jump the fence. He did not make it, and I think he hurt his chest :/ One other deer headed for the road, which was really scary, but eventually all of the deer made it back into the woods.
On Sunday I was up at 5 a.m., getting ready to go run the Heritage Half Marathon.
It. Was. Raining.
It had been raining for days before, and this morning was no different.
Nontheless, I got dressed and drove to the high school where the race was starting. I picked up my bib and shirt (deciding to wear the long sleeve shirt under my runDisney shirt, and waited under the awning for the race to start.
At 7:00, we started to rain. It was raining and I needed a heat. But I continued on. It rained the entire race, but I was lucky that my Gortex shoes (though they are not the most comfortable) kept water out until mile 10. I was doing pretty well with my pace, hanging around 10:45/mile, but with water in my shoes, it was a different story.
It's like running on a water bed, except your feet are engulfed in water. It was the weirdest feeling, and not very comfortable. I had to slow down and walk a lot more for those last three miles, but it was ok. There was a person whose pace was about the same as mine and we kept each other motivated.
I finally got to the track and went to finish the race! Huzzah! I finished in 2 hours and 22 minutes...way faster than my half back in the spring, which was over 3 hours! I am pretty proud of the way my training has been going. And imagine what my time could have been if it weren't raining...! I am going to submit this time to Disney, and will get to move up a corral for Dopey because my pace is faster than what I submitted from Moose on the Loose.
The race was good, and I wasn't even that sore. Just a little tight. I was definitely more sore from last week's Tower of Terror 10.
And I got 13th place in my age group!!!! I'm not telling how many were in that group, but I was not at the end!
My only complaint is that I signed up for a women's small shirt and they gave me a women's extra-large. Don't have small as an option, if you won't have it to give out...
Since I couldn't eat anything from the Food & Wine Festival, Nathan and I stopped at the San Angel Inn for dinner.
We have to order of menu because there are no gluten free or vegetarian options listed.
The chef made me an open faced burrito with delicious black beans, carrots, squash (and peppers and onions that I mostly pushed to the side). There is a small corn tortilla under there somewhere! Paired with chips and salsa, I was very full after finishing!
Nathan just ordered a tortilla soup, which I forgot to take a picture of. He described it as taco tomato soup and thought it was very delicious
We all know that I love to eat my quick service breakfast at the Art of Animation hotel. I ate here twice this trip! It was very convenient to ESPN where I needed to be for the expo and the race.
I didn't get a picture of Nathan's food, but he got a tofu, spinach, mushroom breakfast sandwich with red potatoes.