July 2017: Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

We woke up to great weather for July and headed to the start line. The course started at Grant Park on Columbus. Then it headed north into Streeterville and back into The Loop. It was flat and easy to navigate. Plus, the course finishes running along Lakeshore Drive. Makes you feel like a real Chicagoan. […]

Grant park, buckingham fountain, Rock 'n' Roll 5K,

Chicago 2017: 5K-The Remix

Summertime in Chicago–so much different than summertime in Nashville. Less humidity and lower temperatures make it a fantastic time to enjoy the outdoors. When we arrived we took the El into the city. Then hoofed it to the Doubletree Hotel in Streeterville. We selected this hotel for its location and its rooftop pool! Getting to […]

June: Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

This race was the earliest wake-up time yet. The alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. since the race started at 6:30 a.m., and we had to take the light rail to the start line. (The race is a one-way race.) We got to the light rail station by 5:25, in time to hit the second […]

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon: Day One

Steve and I landed in Seattle today. We flew Delta out here, a change from our usual Southwest flight. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It was a new plane with free individual entertainment with touchscreen consoles on the back of each seat. I was able to watch movies Steve has no interest […]

June: San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon

Today was the day–the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. From doing the 5K the day before, we realized that the course wasn’t as flat as we had anticipated. There were going to be a few good hills followed by some nice downhills. The weather was perfect. It was in the 60s and overcast; […]

San Diego: June 2017 

Steve and I landed in San Diego Friday afternoon and headed straight to our hotel to drop our bags and head to packet pickup. We’re stayed at the Andaz Hotel in the Gaslamp District, a convenient location to most of the sites downtown. Packet pickup at the convention center went quick, even with picking up […]

When Tacos Make You Angry

At times, I’m flabbergasted as how we can treat each other so rudely. I’m guilty; I’m not throwing stones at anyone here except the 20-something man who reached new levels of rudeness, because he didn’t get his tacos. After attending the opening game of the Nashville Soccer Club, we went for a bite with our […]

When 12 Half Marathons Become 16: You’re a Hall of Famer

Have you ever started a goal and then thought of an even better goal? Or, maybe you thought it might be better? Or maybe you just needed fresh motivation as you got into your goal? I think this may have happened to us. We are five months in on our mission to run 12 half marathons […]

April: Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Steve and I were excited to run the Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. We’d get to run areas where we’ve been training and neighborhoods we never would otherwise, like 12 South and the Belmont area. However, there was something comfortable to know that you’re running at “home.” Because we had a break between Dallas […]

March: Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

One week after enduring the cold, we traveled to Dallas to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. We started the day going to packet pickup where we did the Brooks run analysis. It’s pretty cool as it assessses your gait and recommends a shoe type based on your running gait. Plus, it sells shoes, […]