This won’t be long, haha. The previous Sunday’s failed long run was not only short on miles it left me with some serious leg and shin pain on the left side. That pain stayed present all week. And present in a way that I felt it when I just sitting down. Being smart enough to know that is never a good sign and having a double race weekend coming, I decided I wasn’t going to run until it didn’t hurt just to walk to the bathroom.
That day just happened to be Friday.😂🙁
So, the week was spent finishing up things at work since I am actually taking all of next week off and I wanted to make sure to leave them in a good spot and not start any new projects. I also spent multiple evenings running to stores picking up a few last things to pack for Vegas. I packed and repacked my bag multiple times. Couldn’t figure out what pair of shoes to wear. Yeah, I was a giant ball of anxiety by the time Friday rolled around.
Then came the airport. People, I damn near freaked out. Then to make matters worse, as I’m making my way to security I discover one of my Knuckle Lights and a pocket knife in the front pocket of my purse. WTH?!? I stopped and kind of spazzed for a moment. I was texting Kate, I was posting on Twitter. What do I do??? The knife went in the trash and the light passed security. 🤦♀️ I’m not allowed to leave the house anymore.
The plane ride was short and I only kept my eyes closed for half of it.😂 Apparently I am a very anxious flyer as an adult. Then I land in Vegas and McCarran is a ghost town. Where are the people? And you need to take trams to get around. Am I at Disneyland? Then I find out that the airport doesn’t like Uber so I have to figure out how to take a taxi. Did I mention small town girl?
Found the people when I got to my hotel- Excalibur- the check in line was 50 people deep. They talked me into a room upgrade. Can I say if that was an upgrade I’m afraid of the original room was. Nothing was wrong with the room- it was just average and the view was of the airport. I then left for a trek down the strip to stock up on all the water. You know like runners do.
Saturday- expo and 5k! The expo was huge and pretty good. All the usual race vendors were there. I love how organized Rock n Roll expos are. I stayed away from temptation although I did purchase a new belt that actually fits my phone and one tank from the merchandise booth. The belt was also great as I hadn’t packed any of my packs. My plan was to rely entirely on course aid and try carrying my phone. Hadn’t really thought about the inhaler. I was throwing that whole “nothing new on race day” rule out the window.
Race recap to come- it also includes the “friendliest” monorail ride ever.😛
Sunday- Rock n Roll Las Vegas 13.1 The morning started with a BibRave brunch, it was great getting to put real people to social media handles. I also put in more than 10,000 steps before the race even started so oops? Stay tuned for a recap that has the longest bathroom stop ever and cheaters!!!
So, 16.2 miles for the week and who knows how many walking around the Strip. My legs are tired.😂
Race recaps to come!
How was your week?
For the Reading and Drinking Runner
5K, 10K, Half-Marathons, Fun Runs, & Obstacle Races!
A Blog of Running Exploits
living, loving, and running are what keeps me alive
How I wander and where it brings me
A place to soak in tips and stories from life, running, and anything in between.
I like running and singing, but not at the same time...
My journey from being injured and out-of-shape to a 5k, half marathon and ultimately a sprint triathlon... and seeing all 7 continents along the way.
Sharing all things running and racing
running, drinking & our life online.
Slow runners make fast runners look good - you're welcome.
writer | traveler | food❤️er | yogi | runnin' fool
Learning to love myself, one run at a time