Saturday, February 25, 2012

Florida Bound

Well, after months of anticipation, the day finally arrived.  The day I, Kristy Brooks boarded a plane to Florida to run 13.1 miles for my daughter Juliana and all the girls with Rett Syndrome.  Never in a million years did I ever think that that phrase would come out of my mouth!  Wow, where this journey has taken us. . .

This is our hotel the Disney World Sports Resort.  Pretty Sporty.  You actually walk through the yellow helmet on the left to get to our elevators.  Kind of cool.
 So I got there that night at about 10pm and then the next morning we got up early to sign in for the race and spend the day at the expo to help raise awareness for Rett Syndrome.  It was huge!
This was the Girl Power booth where we hung out all day Saturday.  We must have handed out one million flower tattoos and GP2C info.  It was really amazing to see how many people actually wanted to know more about Rett Syndrome and the research going on.  It felt awesome to be able to share about our daughter with so many people.
Getting my bib was a little exciting and a bit intimidating

This was pretty cool.  Jeff Galloway was at the Expo!  I would have never been able to finish this race without using this mans system.  Thanks Jeff!
After the Expo it was time to pile into Ingrid's clown car and get ready for dinner.
This was a great dinner that Ingrid put together for our team.  It was so nice to get to know, finally in person, so many Rett moms that I had gotten to know from Facebook.

After dinner, one last stop.  To set up the Finisher's Tent.  And thank you Ingrid for the Awesome jackets - who knew Florida would be so cold!

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