Rock and Roll Seattle

I walked the Rock and Roll Seattle half marathon with Crystal and Demetrius! We rocked it out in around three and a half hours. There is such a sense of satisfaction that comes from crossing the finish line.

This was my fourth half marathon! I have now done two Seattle and two Rock and Roll Seattle’s. My goal is to do two a year.

I am always aware of the other people running/walking. There are different ages and there are different body types. Everyone is just trying to finish. We found our comfortable stride, and we kept it.

I’m working on a fitness article for my church newsletter. I’m writing about coming together as a community to exercise and get/stay healthy. Perfect timing and illustration. We had a lot of time to talk, joke, reflect in silence, and just be with each other. All while doing exercise in the great outdoors.

Here are some pictures:

Me, Crystal, and Demetrius moving to the start line

Me, Crystal, and Demetrius moving to the start line

A shot of downtown Seattle. We were almost to the finish line!

A shot of downtown Seattle. We were almost to the finish line!

Finishers with our medals!

Finishers with our medals!

A sister was hungry! Not a morsel was left on my plate!

A sister was hungry! Not a morsel was left on my plate!

Rock and Roll Half Marathon

Before I began my health journey, doing a half marathon was on my bucket list.

As you know, I did the Seattle Half Marathon in November. On Saturday, I did the Rock and Roll Half Marathon with Des, Kenna, and Janice. If anyone had told me I would do two half marathons in seven months, I probably would have laughed. But here we are, and it feels good!

It’s just such a great feeling to cross the finish line. It’s a sense of accomplishment. As you move from the one mile marker, to two, and so on. There’s a point where you realize you are more than half way done. Then you are like two more miles, then one more mile. Then you see the finish line and get that last-minute adrenal rush. Not sure what the next one will be, but here’s to the next!

With Des and Kenna before the race

With Des and Kenna before the race

With Kenna, Janice, and Des before the race

With Kenna, Janice, and Des before the race

With Janice and Des near the starting line

With Janice and Des near the starting line

With Kenna during the race

With Kenna during the race

Rock and Roll Half Marathon Finishers!

Rock and Roll Half Marathon Finishers!