Surprise! In November, I’ll be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5K and Half Marathon. Until about a week ago, I thought Nike SF would be my final race of 2015 until traveling to Austin in January. I knew that I wanted to run my first RNR race in 2016 but discovered that many of the locations I was excited about were in the fall. Rather than wait an entire year, I made the spontaneous decision to register for November 14-15. Okay, I also had extra vacation days, flights were cheap, and hotels were discounted. My boyfriend (we’ll call him B) and I decided to book a four-day trip and stay at MGM. I haven’t been to Vegas since turning 21!
While B is actually a Crossfitter and loves his heavy lifting, he asked if I would run the 5K with him on Saturday. He plans to dress as Elvis. I’ll also be running my sixth half marathon on Sunday. Running both races earns me the Remix Challenge medal. I’ve never run races on back to back days. I’ve also never run a race at night, so it should be a fabulous experience. After pushing myself for Reach the Beach and Nike SF this fall, I’ve decided to treat this as a weekend of fun runs. I’ll be training but will likely include more strength classes in my schedule over the next month. I’ll chase my PR again in January. Have you run a RNR race? I’d love to hear about your experience!
Photos via Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series