December: San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

It’s that time. Time to run and make Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Hall of Fame. Steve and I came in on Saturday to run Sunday. We stayed near the start and finish lines at the Hyatt Regency. The hotel was large and located on the Riverwalk, which was crowded. The location was convenient though allowing […]

November: Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Las Vegas. We’ve been looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime experience, running The Strip at night. We stayed at the Bellagio. The flowers didn’t disappoint. Look at this peacock! Amazing. Since we came in on Friday and the 5K didn’t start until Saturday evening, we had time to get packets and run it. Fortunately, we arrived […]

October: Los Angeles Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

It was a quick trip to L.A. We landed, checked into the hotel and headed straight to packet pickup. Unfortunately, there was no time for sightseeing, but I did manage to capture photos of the Lakers statues outside the Staples Center.   We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott near the start/finish lines, and this trip […]

October: St. Louis Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

We were able to drive to St. Louis for last weekend’s run. We brought the pups and stayed at the Union Station Hotel. While the hotel is beautiful and historic, I found the staff not very helpful or engaging. As usual, once we checked into the hotel and got the dogs settled, we headed to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]