Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio: 10K, 5K and Half Marathons
Friday, December 5th:
|Heavenly view from the plane.|
|Hello Emily! I'm so sad that this will be the last RnR|
Expo you're going to be working...but I'm excited to learn
all about your next adventures.
|It's never official until we run into Joe Harris--the fun starts now!|
|Jim and I check out an art walk next door to the Blue Star|
Brewing Company. We're killing time until Kristen's flight lands.
It took 13 years of nudging, but Kristen finally gave in and she'll be running her very first race with us this weekend--woo hoo!!
|Making it official.|
|No going back now, Kris.|
|Looks good enough to eat. (The way they've lighted this|
building for the holidays had me craving a gingerbread cookie.)
|Team Austin, ready for a weekend of running!|
Saturday, December 6th:
Kristen took the opportunity to sleep in this morning while her dad and I ran the 10K with our gypsy friends.
|More gypsies! Ron, Hyalker, Susan and Andrew said they had trouble finding|
us this time without my easy-to-spot Get Back UP sign.
|Finish line selfie...now, where's the food?|
|Joe Harris volunteered at the finish line today.|
Sunday, December 7th:
Making our way to the starting line at O' Dark Thirty. I think it was about this time when Kristen asked "WHY do you guys do this every week?!"
|We popped by to get Andrew on the way to the start...everyone was ready|
right on time--nice work!
|The nerves are beginning to set in. Don't worry, Kristen...|
you're gonna love your first 5K! (She was joking that it may
take her longer to do the 5K than for us to finish our Half
|Team Austin poses for the paparazzi in the start line VIP area.|
|Like father like daughter.|
|Emily graciously offered to walk/run the 5K|
with Kristen today while Jim and I run the Half Marathon.
Thanks for looking out for her,
Emily...we'll see you back at the finish line
|Joe Harris joins our crew heading to the start line corrals.|
|Kristen's first Start Line Selfie.|
|Kristen gets one last hug from her dad before we run our|
separate ways. Good luck, girl!! So proud of you!
|Kristen and Emily stop in the middle of the 5K to take a rare shot of the|
Alamo without any tourists in the background. Now, get back to running ladies!
|Sweet success! As Kristen enjoys a Mimosa with Emily in the post-race VIP tent|
she says "OK, I can see why this running thing can be addictive."
|Jim and I make our way to the VIP tent after picking|
up our bonus Heavy Medals.
|All smiles at the finish, just the way we like it.|
|The medals: Saturday's 10K, Sunday's Half Marathon|
|The Remix medal for doing both the 10K and Half.|
|And the bonus Rock Idol Heavy Medal for|
running 10 Rock 'n Roll Half Marathons in 2014.