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 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 […]

New Orlean Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Start Line

February: New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

New Orleans was our first Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon on this adventure. Having been to New Orleans quite frequently in the past few years for business, it’s a familiar city to me; however, I still looked forward to exploring it on foot versus car. (The agency I work for, Zehnder Communications, has an office […]