In 2013 I ran a total of 14 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathons.  I am so glad I purchased the TourPass.  I know it is available for every year and if you are on a mission to run a race in each state then the TourPass is for YOU!

Each race was different but special to me.  Each race gave me the opportunity to visit a new city and I enjoyed my stay in each one.  So in  a nutshell.  Arizona was my first one. I loved the weather and the course.  St. Petersburg was a HOT one.  Too bad it has been cancelled.  I cried when I got to the hotel and found out my reservation had been cancelled.  Luckily they were able to accommodate me and get me a room at the last minute.  I just LOVE, LOVE Washington DC.  I swear I lived there in a previous life. Luckily it did not rain like it was supposed to but there was one killer hill around mile 6. Brutal!  It may not have rained in DC but it was pouring in Nashville.  It rained the whole time I was running up and down those darn hills.  I was MISERABLE.  That was my least favorite race. Portland was so much better.  Great weather and decent course.  Another trip to the west coast to San Diego.  It was a humid race day but I enjoyed my time in San Diego and meeting Rebecca.  And finally another trip to the west coast to Seattle.  It was a hot day and the course was hilly.  Sweet home Chicago!  I love running in my hometown. That day I also ran my 100th race.  Oh and I was also dehydrated and did not think I was going to finish the race.  And then I went to the east coast to Virginia Beach.  What’s not to like about the beach?  The course was mostly flat but it was HOT and HUMID.  The best part was the finish line by the beach.  Back to the east coast to Philadelphia.  Perfect weather and flat course!  I also enjoyed my time in Philadelphia.  And again to the east coast to Providence.  Great running weather but hilly course.  This is another race that is cancelled.  Oh Cleveland, I was not my usual self that day.  I was tired and dehydrated on race day. However, for being an inaugural race, everything went well without a glitch. Meet me in St. Louis at The Arch.  It was a beautiful day on Saturday but on race day it was cold (28 degrees).  It did get a little warmer throughout the race.  And saving the best for last but my favorite race was in Las Vegas.  It was so much fun to run along the strip at night.  The expo was great and the VIP experience was amazing.

In total I received 22 medals.  My favorite is the “Rock Idol” I got for running 10 RnR races.  I got that one in Philadelphia.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathons:

  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon
  2. Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Petersburg Half Marathon
  3. Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Nation’s Capital Half Marathon
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon
  6. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon
  7. Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon
  8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
  9. Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
  10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon
  11. Rock ‘n’ Roll Providence Half Marathon
  12. Rock ‘n’ Roll Cleveland Half Marathon
  13. Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Half Marathon
  14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon
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