New to the Giant Race series this year is the option to run races virtually. I finally ran my Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Giant Race yesterday! I have a virtual race recap and a discount code to share with you. "JINDYSAVE5" saves you $5.
Nuevo este año en la serie de carreras Giant Race es la opción de correr las carreras virtualmente. ¡Ayer finalmente corrí mi carrera de Scottsdale, AZ virtualmente! Tengo un código de descuento para compartir con ustedes. "JINDYSAVE5" te ahorrará $5.
I completed the first 5K in the Rock 'n' Roll Winter Runningland virtual run series. Check out the cute Winter Hat medal!
The first of three 5K races in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Making the Band Series, the Guitar Solo was a fun easy run around an old familiar place.
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle was even better than I could have imagined! Great race, amazing city, beautiful course. Read all about it in my #RnRSEA recap.
Guess who celebrated their 5th birthday last weekend? The San Jose Giant Race! I was there for the 5th year in a row to celebrate with a fun 5K morning run.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the race of Darkness after the race of lightness. Did it live up to the hype? Read all about it in my Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon race recap.
To wear a race costume or not to wear a race costume. That always seems to be the question. Especially when running at Walt Disney World. Humidity is my Kryptonite. If I could run in a tiny sports bra and booty shorts, I would. Believe that. But since I can't, and since it was the Inaugural WDW Star Wars 10K, I had to think. I knew I didn't want to wear a Star Wars themed costume. I wanted to be creative, unique and out of this world. My first thought: Captain Eo. Problem? Too many clothes. Second thought? Epcot Minnie Mouse circa 1980s.
Bucket list Golden Gate Bridge run, bad ass bling and bragging rights for conquering hills. That's #RnRSF!
Some mornings you wake up and decide to run a 10K in Sacramento. The Giant Race Sac is first of 3 races in the series I'm running this year.
The night before the Star Wars Half Marathon I did something I've never done before. I know that switching up your routine before or during a race is (in theory) never a good idea but I like to test myself and I've never had an issue. So the night before the Star Wars Half, after an amazing dinner of "Walt's Favorite" Homemade Meatloaf at Carnation Cafe, I left Disneyland at about 7:00 pm. I went back to my hotel room and I did the unimaginable.
Falling asleep the night before the Star Wars 10K was impossible. I blame Sir Elton John. My Friday went from the Star Wars 5K to the Lilly Belle to Club 33 to watching Sir Elton John perform live in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. Seriously. It was like a dream and I was too excited to sleep. I STILL have goosebumps!
My first race of Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend was the Star Wars 5K. Not part of the Rebel Challenge, the Star Wars 5K is an untimed family fun run through the parks. The race started dark and early Friday morning at 5:30 AM. I was excited to take my new Garmin Forerunner 230 for a spin! Yes, I would be following doctor's orders and walking, but I was still excited to start this journey to recovery on the right track.
After the Captain America 10K, I spent the rest of the entire day at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure soaking in Christmas, enjoying dinner and the parks with a friend and dancing along to the ¡Viva Navidad! celebration. I even sat in on a few sets at the Royal Swing Big Band Ball. After all that fun I made it back to the hotel early enough to catch the fireworks from my room just before going to bed.
Despite all the walking around, lack of sleep and even after feeling sick the night before, on race morning my knees and legs didn't feel too bad. Not great, but not bad. I still had a headache though.
Picking out a costume for this race wasn't easy. I wanted to wear my Maleficent costume for the 5K (because I thought she might be on this course) and the Evil Queen costume for the 10K because I thought she might be on that course. But I had a feeling I wouldn't last more than a couple of miles in the Evil Queen Costume, and I was really starting think I'd need to swap my costume plans...
Even though it is one of my favorite San Francisco races, I didn't know I'd be running The Giant Race until just 17 hours before go time. Life got the best of me and I completely forgot to register online. Thankfully I DID make it and I loved every mile!
I'm going to bypass the build-up and get straight to the point: Guess what my new favorite half marathon is?