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Impulse Race Registration – Miami Beach

Who registers for a race a year ahead of time? I mean… who does that!? I do! Ok, this was purely an impulse buy… err… registation. It was $55 for the first 500 registrants, since Miami Beach RNR Half Marathon is one of the newest races added to to their already extensive list of races, plus my job reimburses $50 for each endurance race, so it’s a win/win! I’ll figure out how to get there and where I’ll stay later, but you can’t go wrong with a Rock N Roll event. Can’t wait!

Art of Medal Whoring

I didn’t really set out to get the Rock Legend Medal by completing the Rock N Roll Heavy Medal Series, until I finished the Seattle Marathon over the summer (Arizona and San Diego were the events before that). My thoughts were exactly this, “Oh, 3 Rock N Roll events done, what’s 4 more?” I was already planning to do Philadelphia, LA, and San Jose, so I just had to pick one more. Not too bad, right? I ended up skipping out on San Jose because I was on a JetBlue All You Can Jet weekend adventure in Vegas instead. My replacement event was Las Vegas. I admit, I became a medal whore in 2010 because I had this sudden addiction for collecting cool medals. That was pretty much the criteria for signing up for an event. Did they give medals? If so, I was in! Running the Rock N Roll events were even better because we get awarded special combo medals the more and more you run events. The end all be all Rock Legend Medal is approximately 3x the size of a normal medal. So check out the photos above, all the Rock N Roll medals this year.

Note: a Musical 26.2 Miles medal is still missing, I still have to e-mail them about it.

RNR Las Vegas Half Marathon

The last time I was in Vegas was for my brother in law’s bachelor party just two weeks ago. We partied hard for sure, so much that I didn’t mind what we did this past weekend. The main reason why I signed up for this race in the first place was to complete the Rock N Roll Heavy Medal Series. That is, if you complete 7 Rock N Roll events (half or full) in one calendar year.

I flew into Vegas right after our Saturday IronTeam practice, and went straight to the Health Expo. I dunno, I can never get tired of those things! By the time I met up with my friends, they were already pretty drunk, so I had a few catch up drinks before dinner. Oh man! Carbed up with a pasta dinner, and everyone started to pass out by 9pm. What!?? It’s Vegas! I was ok with it though because of the bachelor party, but damn, 9pm! I don’t even sleep that early for full marathons. Oh well, I needed some rest anyway.

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