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Rock N Roll Dallas Recap!

Ive been trying to write this recap for a while, but since I wasn't too happy with the way I ran this race, I just didn't have much motivation to write about it either.

Update: I just found this post in my drafts and realized I never finished it!
Finally finished it and posting almost 4 months later! Oops! :/
The day started out with 25-30 mile an hour winds and freezing cold!
Yes 28 is freezing cold to this Texan! Especially with the high winds!
I got up at about 4:15 in the morning and left the house at 5 to start my hour long drive to Dallas.
I prayed for little traffic at the parking area and it honestly wasn't too bad at all!
My view on the way! 

After coffee and driving for an hour, I already had to go to the bathroom when I parked. Luckily they had porta potty's at the parking site, so I waited in a small line and went before getting on the shuttle that was to take us to the start line.
I waited at the porta potty's until my Rockwall MRTT moms showed up and rode over on the shuttle with them.
My friend Catherine, her sis Meghan, and I from Fort Worth MRTT and then the rest are Rockwall MRTT ladies! :)


We had pretty views at the starting line! :)




In this pic, to the right, is the building everyone was huddled against trying to stay warm and out of the wind!

I was so excited to wear my 13.1 Shubeez on my shoes! :)
Everyone should have Shubeez on their shoes!!




Everyone was ready to get started!



And we were off! :)






These ladies wore poodle skirts to run in! They were so cute!
And yes, I was a stalker taking picks of their behinds! lol
I did eventually catch up and say Hi and that I liked their skirts! :)


Starting to go uphil...


Yes it seemed like we were going uphill forever!



There were some VERY pretty houses along the route!





And a lovely view of Downtown Dallas!




My hubby loves the Chive, so I had to take a pic of this! lol :)


This is when we were getting so close to the end!




Then I crossed the finish line!



I was just so happy to be done.
Then my phone died.
I had a friend waiting for me and luckily she was waiting at the finish and found me since I couldn't text or call her!
But I had no way to let my hubby know I was done until I got back to my car!
Which was another mile walk.

I was probably very dumb for even attempting this race.
I walked over half of it and my hip was KILLING me by the end.
I wish I could say I learned my lesson, but I'm pretty sure that if I've already paid for a race, I would still end up dong it again! haha :)
My time was Horrible.

I learned that I am able to push myself mentally when i really want to give up.
There were many medical tents along the way, and I seriously thought about stopping and calling it quits. But I knew if I could just walk over that finish line, I could still be proud of myself. 

13.1 miles later, I (stupidly) ran over that finish line and called my self a Dallas Rock N Roll Half Finisher!!!

My Fitbit even called me an Overachiever! haha :)



I ended the day with 15 miles and over 32, 000 steps! That's crazy! :)

Then, I came home to this adorable child who helped me Foam Roll! 


She is just so cute! :)

It was a decent race, but I am not sure I would do it again.
The Rock N Roll races have a lot of hype around them, but a lot of it is over priced and over hyped.
I enjoyed the Cowtown half much more and would run that one again over the Dallas RNR!

I am glad that I can say I finished another 13.1 though!!! :)







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  1. Way to go! You pushed through it and finished it! I'm a Texan and 28* is freezing!! Love the 13.1 shoe charm, I need to get myself a few of those!

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