Monday, October 24, 2011

Chapter 2 page 468–TR 175 St. Louis RnR Half part 1

For the second time in 7 days, “C” and I ran a half marathon – this time, we were in St. Louis for the Rock n Roll Half!  We knew that going into this race that it was just going to be a fun long run and not a race.  It’s a chance for a girl friend getaway weekend with a bonus of a race (and medal).  The route was pretty hilly (especially for this Northern Indiana girl who lives in the FLATTEST place on earth).  We finished the half in an unimpressive 3:17:07 (a total of 13.34 miles), but I never begged to sit down (though I did roll around in the grass afterward – there’s a photo of that out there some where . . . stay tuned) or to quit – I just kept going one foot after the other.  This race was not one of my favorites, but I did gain some confidence with my ability to run hills (thank goodness – Big Sur is next month).  Stay tuned for A LOT of posts about my 4 day weekend (no worries, there were HUNDREDS of pictures taken). 

Special thanks to CHIN for driving ALL the way down to STL and hanging out with us.  I can’t thank you enough for being at the race – how fun!  I totally loved the weekend!!!  “C” & “L” LOVED you – they want to be your new besties (frown – I’ve been dumped!). 

HUGE thanks to MOA for a fun reunion!  What a great weekend!  I can’t believe we signed up for this race on 4/2/11 and now it’s over!  Wow – soooo much fun!!!!  “C” & “L” were super excited to hang out with you – they thought you were awesome!  We’re looking forward to CA!


  1. Congrats! I can't believe this was your second half in a week, wow!!! Looking forward to some pictures of the race and your fun trip!

  2. Glad you made it home safely! Can't wait to hear all about it :)

  3. You are amazing!!!! 2 halfs in a weks is so incredible. No wonder you rolled in the grass.

  4. Awesome job! You are so strong... two halfs in a week is uber impressive! Congrats!