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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

January: Austin 3M Half Marathon

The year of marathons started off in January in Austin, Texas. We decided that a good start would be the 3M Half Marathon, which promotes itself as a downhill run into downtown Austin finishing at the state capitol. This would be our second trip to Austin, a city that quickly became one of our favorites. […]

A Half Marathon a Month

For the past few years, at the New Year, my husband put on his goal list* to run a half marathon a month that year. The year would end, and he’d put it on the next year’s list. At some point, I think we began to consider this a bucket list item. In the past, […]