Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Latin Music Miami 1/2 Marathon, 2011 – Recap
Oh Miami… it’s all about the sunglasses and the bikinis. This race was a little spur of the moment. I happened to find out that I’d be in Miami the same weekend of the race and had been contemplating doing it for a while. I wasn’t sure 1. because I knew I’d be on a girl’s weekend partying quite a bit and 2. I haven’t run or trained in over 3 months because of my ITB. So I told myself I’d see how I felt when I got down there and decide on the Saturday before the race.
To the expo we went… Mary and I headed over to the Dodge Expo on Saturday after hitting up SB (obvi after our night on Friday!). LOVED how this expo was right on the beach! So cool compared to the indoor convention center expos at other places. We bought some sweaty bands and walked around and I officially signed up. $125 later – that’s what I get for waiting til the day before, and I was all set.
Yes, it was hard to hold back a bit on Saturday when you are surrounded by $30 drinks, party music and sun and fun. BUT – I did it. I think one of my roommates came in at 5:30am from the bar and my alarm went off at 6. A little jealous, I got up, got excited and got ready.
I walked up to the start, found my corral and didn’t have to wait too long to start. Perfect, because I hate the pre-race anticipation, waiting in line for the port-a-potties, finding your corral, etc etc. This race was pretty small, which was nice and that meant I was in corral number 3 – so I felt cool.