Sunday, December 11, 2011

Reindeer Run 2011

The Reindeer Run, our local holiday race, is held at Sea World, Orlando.  

This is one of those races they call a "fun run" which means don't attempt to run this seriously or you will be frustrated.  I've learned this the hard way so we decided to enjoy the race by not being competitive and by appreciating the beauty of the park all decked out for Christmas.  

I am so glad we did, there were tons of people and the paths were narrow with lots of bottlenecks. It was much less stressful to run at an easy pace and take in all the scenery.

 I had never seen Sea World at Christmas, so this was a treat.

 The sun was just rising as the race started so all the lit trees were still sparkling.

 We ran around the lagoon and then across it on this wooden bridge.

Snow really was falling in this section!(not real snow of course)

Various bands played and sang Christmas carols.

 We didn't pass up any photo ops.

There were many creative costumes including this one.

We ran by a pond that held these guys all huddled together. 

Santa and the Polar Express!  It can't get much better than that! Polar Express is one of my favorite Christmas books, especially when William Hurt reads it.  It is a book and cassette we have had for years.  Does the bell still ring for you?

The race did give me a touch of the Christmas spirit and our race plan to not race was perfect.  

It was an un-timed event, so I don't even know what my time was and it was great to run without the pressure of time and pace. It was great to do this just for the fun of the run! 


  1. That fun looks like so much fun! I'm glad you took the time to enjoy the scenery.

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time :)

  3. hey how did you get your pics from the reindeer run? I cant find any. thanks!

  4. I haven't seen any official race photos yet. All the ones I shared were taken with my camera.

  5. A friend of mine ran this as his first 5K. He left out any mention of how cute the park looks! This race looks like so much fun!!


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