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Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series – Rock Encore Medal

Nice gesture.

As I am sitting here scrapping most of my planned races for this year, I finally get my 2012 Rock Encore Medal from the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series. I got this medal for running two Rock ‘n Roll races in North America, the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon and the San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon, last year.

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Rock Encore Medal – Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series

It’s a pretty nice medal. It goes really well with the World Rocker Medal that I received earlier last year for running a Rock ‘n Roll race in North America and one in Europe. I also ran the Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon which I really loved. The course was hilly, but very picturesque. I can definitely recommend the race for the scenery.

World Rocker Medal - Rock 'n Roll Marathon Series

World Rocker Medal – Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series

I didn’t get the Triple Crown medal. This one – at least last year – was only given out if you ran 3 Rock ‘n Roll races in one region (either North America or Europe).

This year I won’t be collecting any Rock ‘n Roll medals. So maybe 2014 will be my triple crown year?

Here is my 2012 race list. The list for 2013 will be much shorter:

January – NIKE+ Women’s Half Marathon – actually, 13.9 miles run

March – Regent’s Park Jog 5k (28:53)

March – Richmond Spring Riverside 10k (PR @ 1:03:20)

April – Whole Foods Breakfast Run in Kingston 8.2 miles (PR @ 1:22:00)

April – Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon (2:26:18)

May – London Bupa 10k (1:04:36)

June – San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon (2:23:28)

July – British 10k (1:05:29)

October – Cologne Half Marathon (2:21:35 – second fastest half marathon ever)

October – Shock Absorber Women’s 5k (27:20)

November – San Antonio Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon (really slow)

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I am a World Rocker!

Due to the Olympics & Paralympics as well as some minor injuries during the summer, I slacked a little on my running. I will have to run/walk my next half marathon in 2 weeks. The cold this week didn’t help either.

But, nonetheless, I am a World Rocker! And I have the medal to prove it!

To be a World Rocker, you either run a Rock ‘n Roll Marathon/Half Marathon in Europe and one in North America or two in Europe. Running the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon in Edinburgh and the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon in San Diego qualified me for this honor. And I finally received the medal in the mail.

I am going to run one more Rock ‘n Roll half marathon this year, in San Antonio, TX. This should qualify me for the Rock Encore medal.

I am taking the medal collection this year to a new level. 🙂


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Official season start

Today marks the day of the official season start. It is only 12 weeks to the Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon.

Time to get serious! Of course, that would be true if i hadn’t twisted my ankle a little on Saturday’s run. It’s not hurting, but I am going to be cautious for a few days. So, yesterday I did yoga instead of a run. I was very much worried about hurting like crazy today, but I am not! Now I am wondering, did I not work hard enough yesterday during the yoga class?

Today I went to the gym. OMG! I have not been to the gym since February last year and now I remember why… I was just happy that I rediscovered my iPod last week. 🙂 Stayed away from the treadmill, but “ellipted” on the elliptical trainer.

This week also is the official start of my Team in Training training for the San Diego Half Marathon. I am waiting for my motivational emails from my team! 🙂

It’s not what we have in our life.

But who we have in our life that counts.

~J.M. Laurence