A Freezing Cold 2015 Walt Disney World 5k Recap

I made a super cute costume to wear for the 5k, but heard on the news last night that the windchill would be 29 degrees this morning.  In a moment of panic I was able to put together a warm Goofy costume.  I am SO glad I did, because I was still freezing.  That Goofy hat I wore was a lifesaver helping to keep me warm.


The orange shirt I found at the expo was pretty cute for the Goofy costume too.  On the back it said “This was a Dopey idea.”


All the runners were huddled together.  It was like nothing I had ever seen before.  The wind was like cold ice when it blew.  

Once we got started I warmed up nicely.  Flik from Bug’s Life was the first character and he was in the backstage area.  I didn’t stop due to I wanted to warm up a little more first.  We made our way into Epcot and I did stop for a picture with Daisy in Norway.


Over in Italy was Pinocchio.


Chip and Dale were in Japan and I didn’t stop due to the long line.

Marie the cat was in France.


Donald was near Canada and I didn’t stop because I was starting to get cold again.  Right at the end my knee started to hurt really bad.  Hoping to get through this in one piece.  I won’t be pushing myself to hard.



I finished the race and hightailed it back to the hotel for a hot shower.  One race, 3.1 miles done.  Only 3 more early mornings and 45.5 more miles left to go. 🙂



  1. Tricia | 8th Jan 15

    A Disney run is on my bucket list! Good Luck to you and I hope it’s a little warmer for yall!
    Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.blogspot.com

  2. Christi | 14th Jan 15

    Love it! Super cute costume!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 14th Jan 15

      Thank you 🙂

  3. Sam | 17th Jan 15

    That was definitely a cold morning! The next morning for the 10k was cold too. Are you going to run in your original Goofy costume again? Do you ever repeat your costumes? I made four costumes for the Dopey Challenge and there are dozens of new costumes I can create, but a couple of them turned out so well that it’s almost a shame to retire them for good.

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