Thursday, November 20, 2008
Rock 'n' Roll
Five months of early Saturday morning training runs and weekly hour runs came to a head this past weekend with participation in the Inagural San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half-marathon. Two of my high school best friends, Michelle and Sara, flew in to join Jason and I for brisk Sunday morning endurance event. It was a ton of fun to see nearly 25,000 people enjoy our city and run in the race. There was never a moment where we didn't have hundreds of people in front of us or behind us, which is a stark contrast to the two previous San Antonio races I have completed.
Jason and I ran together, while Sara and Michelle stuck together ahead of us. There were 30 corrals set up for us and a huge line for the shuttle buses. Needless to say, we got to the race five minutes after it was supposed to begin, but crossed the start line 30 minutes after it actually began. 2:41 minutes later Jason and I crossed the finish line hand-in-hand. Gaggy, I know. :) Jason and I ran at a strong pace almost the entire way. We slowed down a bit at around mile 10, but still kept it going steady till the very end, which was up a HILL!!! I'm not sure whose sick, perverse mind decided that was the best way to end the race, but we survived.
From a TNT standpoint, I raised nearly $2500 this season. I didn't really get a chance to be with my teammates, but I know as a whole, TNT raised $1.5 million for this event alone. It was a good season, I can't say it was my favorite, but that has more to do with my lack of time to really spend with the team this year. There's just only so many things I can cram into my schedule before I shut-down.
Enjoy the picks!