Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rock 'n' Roll, Baby!

There are less than 36 days until the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I am getting so excited! Even though I've had to change my focus and plan to walk it, I am looking forward to the excitement of the day, the bands, the scenery, and the post-race beer.

In a way, it's nice that I will be walking the race. I get to focus on having fun! I just have to finish in under seven hours.

And heck, you never know... if my leg/knee feels well enough, I may try running parts of the race.

20 comments:

Marathonman101108 said...

A lot can happen in 36 days, so who knows? Even if you walk the course, make note of good and bad parts of it, so when you run it next year you'll know what to expect. Most importantly, as you know, is to enjoy the moment and have FUN! By the way, my mile 1 is being run for you today. I figure I won't be all smelly and disgusting until after mile one. It's supposed to be a record high temperature today! Thanks always for your comments on my blog. It's greatly appreciated.

Melanie Tait said...

Sara - that sounds like AWESOME fun - a rock'n'roll marathon - we don't have any such thing over here.

And the cool thing in walking is you can really take it all in, show the crowds your wicked moves! Make yourself into the day's REAL entertainment :).

Thanks for your lovely messages on my text - a girl will get a big head with so much encouragement! I guess the reason I'm so into this running is that I've never really achieved any physical goals before. Any achievements I've made have been head bound - intellectual or creative, you know? I give up too easily when it comes to the physical, which is why I'm loving kicking these running goals!

Have a great day! I'm off to sleep as I have to get up super early to fit my run in tomorrow!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Have fun!! I was in San Diego the weekend of R&R last year - lots of excitement in the air for the race. You should enjoy it!

RunningLaur said...

great attitude!
Walking a rock and roll marathon can really let you soak it all in. Can't wait to hear all about it!

lifestudent said...

I'd love to do a race in San Diego ... hmmm.

The Rock N' Roll events always seem so organized and well thought out. They took over our 1/2 in Chicago and I'm thinking about it ... but just a little!

Melanie said...

it'll be here before you know it, and your goal of enjoying it is the same goal I have.

Kristen said...

Ahh, I can't believe it is coming up here so soon!

joyRuN said...

It's gonna be so fun :)

Mark Berry said...

Sara, any consideration for Gallo-walking (strategy recommended by Jeff Galloway, alternating walking & running) or simply planning to walk a specific amount of time through each water station (in essence, running 13 two-mile runs vs. 1 26.2 mile run)?

Glenn Jones said...

I ran it last year. I had a ton of fun. Great event that is put on by a community that loves to put it on!

Stephanie said...

You still have a month, so you might be really able to runs some parts. And if not, I think it's cool you are sticking to your plan and walk. I had to run my first marathon very slowly because of a previous injury, but I still had a great time for most of the part.

Patrick said...

Post race beer-- Mmmmmmmmmm-- That is what will keep me going for my half marathon-- that, and the dozen chicken wings I've promised myself for going through this training.

I think you're going to have a blast walking. You'll be able to better hold conversations and meet some great people along the way.

Are you walking with friends? How hot is Vegas in the summer???

Patrick said...

Whoops-- I am an idiot sometimes :) I don't know why I was thinking Vegas-- sorry about that!

Now that its in San Deigo you'll have even more fun!

Bob D said...

Sounds fun and by walking you can actually enjoy it!

RunToFinish said...

ahhh stop counting down the days it freaks me out! I have to go 26.2 miles in that number of days...AHHHHH.

:) we'll have a great time!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds so fun! You are going to have an awesome time!

Carlee said...

It's exciting that your race is coming up. You seem to have a great attitude and are taking care of yourself well...who knows what could happen!

Mark Berry said...

What are you going to do with your blog's URL after you finish the marathon??? Maybe smoked-san-diego-marathon.blogspot.com???

RunToFinish said...

hey we are staying at the Holiday Inn downtown! I think a group of bloggies are meeting up on Saturday, shoot me an email and I'll add you to the list so you can meet up!!

X-Country2 said...

Thanks for swinging by my blog! Cute blog yourself. I'm a sucker for anything with flowers. :o)

Good luck with your upcoming race. I've heard such great things about the Rock 'n' Roll series. Some day perhaps.