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, […]

Rock 'n' Roll Washington DC Start Line

March: Washington, DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

We flew to DC the afternoon before the Washington, DC Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. After taking the train from Reagan National to the Hyatt Place, I found out that I had directed us to the wrong Hyatt Place and that we were several blocks, two train rides and a 15-minute walk away from our […]

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 […]

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. […]

TourPass: One Price. All the Runs.

As we started investigating places to go and how our schedule might line up, we realized that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series offered us a lot of opportunities to meet our goal. The schedule worked as they offer about one a month, and the locations are places Southwest Airlines flies out of Nashville, which […]

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, […]