|The line to get in the expo at 5:30 pm - 90 minutes before close.|
So going back to my expo experience - I have done many Disney races, so I found myself comparing the expo to Disney expos. We had to go downstairs in what looked like the basement for our bibs - it was a bit unnerving but was fine. It wasn't crowded, but for some reason our corral had the only line.
When we had our bibs in hand, I was surprised at how large they were. It seemed like a lot to have to wear during the race. I am not sure if part of the reason they were so large was because they had to attach the D-Tag to the bib. Again, being a Disney race girl, I had never run a race where I had to wear the timing device on my shoe. We had to detach it from our bib and then attach to our sneaker, under one of the laces. There was a video that showed you what to do at the expo. I was worried the whole time that I was going to lose it, but it ended up being fine. I would hope that in the future Rock 'n' Roll could invest in B-tag technology.
|Round is good! D-Tag for timing.|
Ready to run!
|Really ready to run!|
I have zero pictures during the race because I was trying to PR. Alas, that did not happen. There was the matter of a certain hill between mile 6 and 7 that did me in. It was steep as all get out. It was no joke.
I ended up finishing about 10 minutes slower than I would have liked. But I finished! The race course itself had monuments to look at for the couple miles or so and then after that we were through neighborhoods. It was scenic, crowd support was great. The bands were awesome. I loved the experience and would definitely do another Rock 'n' Roll event. Just not this one. I want no part of that hill ever again!
|Happy to be done!|
|I loved the medal! Cherry Blossoms are my fave!|