Six months into parenthood and A LOT has happened/changed since Emery came into this world. It’s a fun and exhausting time and I love being a momma.
Running has been a big part of my life for years and will hopefully continue to be for a long time.
So earlier this week, I registered for my first post partum race — the Wendell Foster Half Marathon. It’s in my hometown (and current town) and supports a great organization (I actually volunteered there when Ryan and I first moved back to Owensboro!). It’s in November so I have a lot of time to prepare (thank goodness!) But I am so excited to have a race on the calendar.
While I’m just running for my sanity right now, I can’t wait to start training soon!
There is still time to register for RnR Vegas! While I don’t have the money or the vacation days to travel across the country, this race is definitely a bucket list item for me!
If you have the chance to run Vegas I would highly encourage it. The Rock N Blog even has a discount code for the marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k to help you out a little.
Neon lights, light-up mile markers, fireworks, glowing signage, a volcano…this race has it all!
As the only domestic nighttime race in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, this event truly sparkles. Signage will light the way as you navigate the Start and Finish lines. You’ll flash across the Start Line while fireworks set you off on your tour of Las Vegas. Everyone will experience the electricity of Las Vegas as the course runs along the Strip and through Freemont Street. Brand-new mile markers will be literally “lit” from within for this nighttime race so you know how many miles you have left to shine. And finally, your energy will ignite as you cross the Finish Line at the Mirage volcano.
Join us in November so you can see just how LIT it gets on the #StripAtNight.
For those of you running RnR San Diego next weekend … I AM SO JEALOUS. What a great opportunity to meet and run with some of the best in our sport!
For those who haven’t registered, there is still time! Registration closes Sunday night.
Friday 1 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Des Linden at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth
2 p.m. – Featured athletes, race officials and government representatives will take part in a public press conference inside the Expo
3 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Meb Keflezighi at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Booth
Saturday 7 a.m. – Synchrony Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K presented by Brooks with appearances by both athletes
1 p.m. – Meet & Greet with Des Linden at the Brooks Merchandise Area
Sunday – RACE DAY 6:15 a.m. – Meb Kelflezighi will start with the 1:30 half marathoners
6:15 a.m. – Des Linden will start with the 2:00 half marathoners
So it’s been five days since RnR Nashville and I am still riding my runner’s high. I did my first run since the race last night and it wasn’t terrible.
But now that I’ve accomplished such a big dream, now what?
For now, I want to work on speed at short distances. I’m not sure if that means trying to break my high school PR in the 5k or trying to break 2 in the half.
But I love running. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done and I love how I can always get better — there is always a new goal to strive for.
Will I run another marathon?
Never say never. While for the longest time I thought I might be one and done with the marathon, now I’m having seconds thoughts. What could I do on a flat course with more training? Could I break 5? Could I come back next year and crush those hills?
While for now, I don’t see another 26.2 in the books, I’m not completely ruling it out. Honestly, marathons take a lot of time to train for (duh), are exhausting emotionally, physically and mentally and they are usually pretty pricey (not including travel, hotel, etc). I don’t have a lot of big races (or long distance races) near me, so deciding to run a marathon requires a lot of thought and planning.
Whatever comes next, I’m excited about the journey!
Disclosure: I am on the 2018 Rock n Blog crew and was given a Rock n Roll Tour Pass 10-pack. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.
My first marathon is 82 days away! I am so excited to not only about the race, but also to run my first Rock N Roll event! Lots of my friends (in real-life and online) have run in RnR events and I knew I had to join in on the fun this year!
For over 20 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has made running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams, entertainment, and more.
Here are some of the changes I am looking forward to in Nashville!
Rock ‘n’ Roll Curated Playlists: Search Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series on Spotify or click here for playlists customized by BPM. You can train all year long and get excited for what you’ll hear on race day!
I love finding new music and this was a fun way to find some new songs to add to my playlists. Have a favorite running song?! Share it with me in the comments!
At the start line and throughout the course. This is obviously a huge plus since having to wait in super long lines to go pee is the worst. Also. I have the bladder of a pregnant lady and have to pee 672 times a day.
MORE GELL STATIONS One of my favorite handouts during races are the gels! Half marathon and marathon participants will have more chance for free fuel throughout the course to help them make it their best race yet!
Although, I do suggest not trying a new flavor on race day — I’ve had some disgusting gels and it really messes with your mind and your stomach. Stick to flavors you know!
• New, illuminated starting corral markers
• Improved visibility pacer signs
• More community & spectator engagement
• New bib-tag timing technology
Are you planning on running a RnR race this year? If so, comment on this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I might have some good news for you 😉
Happy Thursday! Today started off super early (like 4 a.m. early) due to having a sick husband. Not the best way to start my day, but thankfully he is off work today, so he can stay home and get lots of rest.
Before I dig into some work, I wanted to remind you all of a super awesome sale RnR is having.
Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville 2018 race as part of being a member of the Rock N Blog team. All opinions are my own.
Guys if you are thinking about signing up for a Rock N Roll Race for 2018, TODAY IS THE DAY. They are having a 24-hour sale for TODAY ONLY and these prices are crazy!
*Like $40-off-the-Nashville-marathon crazy* Come run with me!
I’m definitely running Nashville and since the STL race is canceled, I might try and make it to Chicago.
What RnR races are you running? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram @mileswithmeghann.