October: San Jose Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

It’s time to hit 10 and Steve’s original Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon goal. He wanted that gold record when he first saw it, and we started figuring out how to get it for him. Now it’s time to do just that. Getting to San Jose was a small challenge as Southwest rerouted us but […]

September: Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Steve and I arrived in Philadelphia Saturday morning. To get from the airport to downtown, we used the regional rail, SEPTA. The Suburban Station downtown dropped us off a few walkable blocks to our hotel. We checked into the Embassy Suites City Center, which turned out to be a great locale and headed to packet […]

September: Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

The Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon starts near the boardwalk and finishes on the boardwalk. This year, the weather was great. It was a bit cool in the morning and was only going to be in the low 80’s at most by the end of the run. You start out running near the […]

Mile on the Sand

Virginia Beach: 5K and Mile on the Sand, Day One

Day One in Virginia Beach started early. Steve and I got a little crazy and decided to enter the 5K and the One Mile on the Sand. We’d get a medal for each run plus a pin for running “Land to Sand.” Why not do it? It was included in our Tourpass, and we were […]

Virginia Beach Here We Come

Steve and I are headed to Virginia Beach to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon over Labor Day weekend. While I’m really excited about the trip, as we’re taking the dogs with us, we haven’t been training. This isn’t an exaggeration. I have not been training except maybe one weekend run for the past […]

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; […]