You may recall that last year I was a Rock ‘n’ Blogger for the Rock ‘n’ Roll race series. As a Rock ‘n’ Blogger, I ran Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach at 24 weeks pregnant and ran/walked Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly at 32 weeks pregnant. I also walked the Mile on the Sand in Virginia Beach the day before the half marathon. I decided that after a fun year as a Rock ‘n’ Blogger that I’d reapply for 2016.Yesterday around lunch time time I received a notification on Facebook to join the private Rock ‘n’ Blog 2016 group. I thought “That’s weird, I haven’t received any sort of e-mail yet letting me know that I was reaccepted for this year.” Turns out that I wasn’t the only person confused by this, but shortly after the excitement erupted in the Facebook group I received the official e-mail from Rock ‘n’ Roll.
To say I’m excited about being a Rock ‘n’ Blogger again is an understatement. Part of why my current race plans for the year are a bit up in the air is because I was waiting on receiving word from Rock ‘n’ Roll about this year’s blogger program. I had so much fun last year running Rock ‘n’ Roll races and connecting with other bloggers and I very much look forward to doing the same again this year.
So which Rock ‘n’ Roll races am I considering? There’s Virginia Beach over Labor Day weekend, which I’ve run the past three years in a row and love. There’s also Philly in mid-September. I loved the course when I ran/walked the race last October, and would love to give the race another try while not 32 weeks pregnant. There’s other destinations I’d love to try as well, but it’ll take looking at the calendar and our travel budget to determine which are realistic and which are just out of the picture for this year. While I’d love to run DC next month, the reality is that since I just started running again that I will in no way be ready for a half marathon in just five and a half short weeks without risking injury to myself. Definitely not a smart move.
Rock ‘n’ Roll races are well organized and also a whole lot of fun. Interested in running a Rock ‘n’ Roll race this year? Stayed tuned, because soon I’ll receive a discount code to share with all of you!
QOTD: Have you ever run a Rock ‘n’ Roll race before? Which Rock ‘n’ Roll destination is on your bucket list?