6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rock N Roll Seattle

Rock N Roll Seattle has been on my mind lately.. It is still over 3 months away but my mental planning has already begun. The inaugural race was in 2009 and was my first Marathon. Since I ran the very first RNR Seattle I figured I would make this an annual event and run the Half or Full Every year. So far so good. Each year we get a little better at planning and making it FUN.

2009- Solo Marathon
RACE REPORT


This was before I had made connections in the Blog World. Muscle Man and my friends were there to support me.. It was not may day, but I FINISHED and earned my medal and title of "Marathoner."
2010- Marathon with Marlene, including many AWESOME bloggy buddies
RACE REPORT

I raced for Susan G. Komen that year and many awesome bloggers came out for the pre-race dinner and the photo-op before the race.. And of course Marlene and I caught this EPIC photo which I have posted about a million times and will continue to post :) My good buddy Jill ran her First Marathon that year, I loved seeing the look of joy on her face at the Finish.
2011- Half Marathon with Amanda and Blonde Ponytail
RACE REPORT

This race was a bit of a party for me, I ran with 2 of my favorite people, relaxed and smiling.. Following the race Chelsea set up an AMAZING spread for us with Oranges, M&M's and more.. we relaxed and waited to welcome Kerrie and Zoe into the Marathon club.. It was the perfect day!!

So what does this year have in store for us??????

I am registered for the Half Marathon and it is a NEW COURSE.. UGH!!!

We just got down our carpool and post race antics, oh well we will adjust.. I love that Rock N Roll Seattle has been the place for FIRST MARATHON for me and many of my friends.. This race holds a special place in my heart and the Expo is not so bad either :) From my calculations there are loads of folks coming to run RNR Seattle this year...

Alma- http://averagewomanrunner.blogspot.com/

Alanna- http://running42km.blogspot.com/

Chelsea- http://ballardbitter.blogspot.com/

Harmony- http://harmlove.blogspot.com/

Jess- http://www.blondeponytail.com/ (Maybe)

Tressa- http://trackcoach-tressaabe11.blogspot.com/

Jill- http://running2sanity.blogspot.com

Kerrie- http://momvsmarathon.blogspot.com/

Kim- http://23imaginaryfriends.blogspot.com/

Lesley- http://racingitoff.blogspot.com/

Megan- http://www.watchmegorun.com/

Melanie- http://www.tallmomontherun.com/

Stacie- http://stacie615.blogspot.com/

Tiffany- http://www.musingsofarunnergirl.blogspot.com/

Tricia- http://triciaminnick.com/

Zoe- http://www.runzoerun.com

**I am sure I have missed someone..

I am looking forward to a weekend full of fun, friends and a little running...

  • Will you be here for Rock N Roll Seattle?? If so, let me know.. Would love to meet you and have you join in the FUN!!

  • Do you have a race you have run every year since the races start? If so, tell me about it..

31 comments:

fancy nancy said...

What a lineup of strong ladies!! My friends and I run the same 5k for women each year and have for about 6 years. Each year someone new decides to join us and make it their first road race! It's so fun!

Lisa J said...

I am joining this year! Thus far I've only met Kim Reed from PNW, so i'm excited to meet the numerous other bloggers from your part of the country as well!

Tasha @Healthy Diva said...

I am running the HM this year. It will be my first time running a race in Seattle! :-)

Michelle said...

I'll be there for the half! Count me in!

(so not) SuperRunnerMom said...

My husband and I are running it (though not together, he is much faster). We've never done it before, but like that we can walk on/walk off the ferry to get there this year.

Laura said...

I'll be there! www.undeterrable.com. Jess - you better be there too! I'm going to meet you and hang out with you dang it! (In a non-stalker way, obvs)

Cynthia said...

Looks like a lot of people running that half! I'll be running the full again this year. Excited!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

That first photo is still my fav!

robinbb said...

I am a repeat race runner. I have run 5 Disney Marathons in a row. I will be running my 4th Vermont City Marathon in a row in May. And I will be running my 4th Baystate Marathon/Half Marathon this year. Creature of habit, I am!

XLMIC said...

Holy frijoles! That sounds like the race to be in if you're wanting to meet up with some awesome bloggy peeps! I'll bet you all have a blast :)

hiker mom said...

So awesome that so many are running it! I have debated running it since the first one, but have never done it. I signed up for the Port Angeles Half that same weekend.

Jen said...

I am running the half this year. My first race EVER was the Seattle St. Patricks Day Dash.....Saturday will be my 5th year running it.

Tricia said...

SO excited!

Amy N. said...

Rock 'n' Roll Seattle was my first marathon (the second year, I did the half the first) but I've run the full or half every year it's been around. I'm excited to be doing it again this year! It's such a fun event!

Danielle C. said...

I'm kinda thinking about running the full this year but I am not super motivated yet...will definitely be doing the half.

If any ladies want a running partner for the full that might motivate me more... hint, hint. :)

Tiffany said...

This will be a FUN race for sure! Let me know if you need help organizing anything as it gets closer :)

pensive pumpkin said...

I'm running the half, and I've never met anybody from the bloggy world! yea!

Lala Mama said...

That's look so fun and even more funner with so many of your friends! One thing about the races I've run thus far is that I've been mostly alone at them except for the Resolution Run on New Year's Eve. Running races by myself sux! But with many friends around is so fun!!! I'm looking forward to St. Patrick's Day Race as friends from my group run as well as on dailymile will be there!!

Kerrie T. said...

Holla! I can't wait. Of course, I should enter soon.

Um dude. My blog address changed a little bit. Just take "blogspot" out and insert "sanitydepartment" and voila!

dreambigrunner.com said...

Wow, so many bloggers!! I wish I would live closer and could join!

Ricole Runs said...

I'm doing it! We need to have a blogger meet-up! I'm really excited, my official training starts in 2 weeks. That's awesome you've done it every year! I was "registered" for the full the first year but got a stress fracture and did the half in 2010. This year the full!

Alma said...

Nice list! Giraffy (365DaysofAwesome) and Becca (50 halfs in 50 states) are coming toooooo!

Marlene said...

You have a great history with that race! Good to see you all going back again. Sooo wish I was coming! I need to win the lottery or something..

Madison M. said...

AAAWWW thats ME in the Sedgwick sweatshirt at RNR Seattle '10.. That was an AWESOME race/day/everything!! I want to go back someday and run it again!! Good Luck to you and all your friends (even tho its still 3 months away) :-)

Kristin Miller said...

It's not since the race's start, since it's 75 years old, but I run my town's Thanksgiving Day Race every year...until this year. I was sick and sad. 7 year streak! This year starts a new streak.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Aw! That was SO MUCH fun running with you and Amanda! What a beautiful day! Hopefully, I can make it happen again this year. RNR Seattle-your very first 26.2! Special Mel!

Melissa Bitton said...

I won't be there, but 2009 Seattle RNR was my first marathon too! Good luck!

Claire Fenton said...

I'll be there again this year! Hopefully I can say hi to you guys again. Last year I PR'd there (still my PR), but I'm a little worried about the new course. But, at least the drive is shorter for me!
Looking forward to it!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I am so pumped! Even if my goal is just to finish, I don't care! I want to enjoy this first Half-Mary and time with all of you!

Maureen said...

Hi Mel!
I came across this post as I was googling Seattle RNR race recaps because I WILL be running the full this year! Thanks for the great recaps to puruse through! Hope to see some of the bloggers there this year!
-Maureen

Marathon Lar said...

I got really excited about this and posted to your Facebook post when I was supposed to comment here :). Last year was so much fun and I'm running the half again and would love to see everyone again. Let me know if I can help in any way!