Running and Eating: Disney 5K and the Food and Wine Festival

At the 2009, Food And Wine Food Festival

Kurt and Cristina at the 2009 Food and Wine Festival

We have been running for about three months. We are proud of what we have accomplished because this is actually the third time we have tried the C25K program. To make sure we stayed on course this time, we signed up for a race even before we started. And we made sure it was one that we had to run because the amount of money we would be spending: The Halloween 5K at Walt Disney World.

We have had some setbacks. It was nearly impossible to run during the week of the smoke monster (aka the marsh fire) and tropical storm Lee. Also, Cristina’s flu episode postponed any running we tried in the last two weeks. We ran yesterday, which was the first time for Cristina since her illness. We might not set any records but finishing will be a victory in itself.

Now, we are also going to treat ourselves while we are there due to the fact it is the kickoff of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. We attended this a couple of years ago and literally tried to eat our way around the world. There are plenty of booths each representing a country or a specific region of a country selling tasting plates along with a couple of small glasses of wines. The plates are not very expensive, so if you go to spend as if you are eating in a fine dine restaurant, you can get tons of great tasting food. During the day, there are cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. Knowing that we are going to be tired after our run and will be in need of a nap, we decided to buy tickets for the special Half-Marathon party that ends in Epcot. Hopefully, watching people run the half-Marathon will inspire us to run it next year.

We will try to have a complete report when we get back!

5 thoughts on “Running and Eating: Disney 5K and the Food and Wine Festival

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  2. Just signed up for the Disney 5K in January! So excited! Hope everything went well during the Halloween 5K… and maybe the 5k will give us the initiative to do the 1/2 marathon next year too.


    • Good luck! We did well considering my wife was out with the flu for a little while. It’s a lot of fun running there (especially if you are fast — you get to take pictures with the characters — needless to say we didn’t take any pictures). We were so excited after running it that we decided to do half marathon here in New Orleans (no hills!) and we have talked about doing one in the fall either at Disneyland or the Wine and Dine. Again, good luck!


      • good luck with your half marathon… and thank goodness for no hills! I’m sure I’ll be back to Disney for more events after this. It’s just so hard to stay away from the happiest place on earth!


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