Well, it’s about that time …
… time for another race!
This afternoon, Brandon and I will be heading to Nashville to meet up with some of our Ohio friends …
… including those two lovely ladies to my right and their husbands!
We tried to convince Nichole (on the left) to participate in the half-marathon with us, but she had some lame excuse of being pregnant with her third kiddo. Nice escape, Nichole.
Nashville holds a special place in my heart, so I’m really excited to be returning.
Nashville is one of the very first places where Brandon and I met for the weekend when we were first dating! He had to travel there for work, so I flew up to meet him.
As you can see, we spent most of that first day playing dress up in downtown Nashville.
And the first night, we explored the Opryland Hotel (which is super cool, by the way … you need to check it out if you’re ever in Nashville).
The following summer, we returned to Nashville. But by this time, we had transitioned from a “dating couple” to an “engaged couple!”
And about a year ago, we took one more trip to Nashville … as a newlywed couple!
Notice we’re sitting on the same bench at the Opryland Hotel, wearing the same outfits from when we first started dating. Hmm … I wonder whose idea that was …
And now we’re headed back one more time. This time, as a much older and wiser married couple.
OK, maybe we’re not that much older or wiser, but it’s amazing how much can change in just a year!
Wish me luck, everyone! This will be the first race I run without Brandon. He and the rest of the guys are going golfing, while Ali and I conquer the half ourselves!
For those who may be somewhat new to my blog, I’ve only been running for a year now, and Brandon has always been my running buddy.
We did a 5k in June …
… a 10k in September …
… and a half-marathon in November.
But sadly, Brandon didn’t quite catch the running bug the same way I did. He apparently prefers to spend his Saturday mornings on a golf course, rather than running for two straight hours. Go figure.
Have a great weekend, everybody! I’ll be back on Monday to fill you in on how the race went!
Question for ya …
What are you up to this weekend?
Anyone ever run in one of the Rock and Roll races? How was your experience?
Ever been to Nashville? If so, have any favorite attractions or restaurants??
We usually hit up Jack’s Bar-B-Que at some point during our visits. It’s so yummy!