Sunday, May 31, 2015

Great Times at the San Diego RnR

GetMovin Got Movin at the Rock'n'Roll Marathon in San Diego!

After a fun filled and challenging 20 weeks of training, GetMovinSD hit the roads this weekend at the San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon in the Remix 5k, the Marathon and in the Half Marathon.

It could not have been more wonderful.

From the pre-race day 5k experience of some of our C25K people (and some of the long race folks who used it as a tune up ... and to get 3 medals) to the amazing finish of Mike Wahl in the Marathon, the weekend was superb.

Remix Laughter. Fun On 5k Race Day
Pre-Race day was a treat, as so many people decided to run the 5k! From some gloriously quick finishes, to improvements on the times people ran at the Carlsbad 5000, the runners were amazing. They even, apparently, nearly ran OVER Meb Keflezighi (Olympic Medalist and Boston and NYC Marathon champion) as he was stretching. 

The day was PERFECT for running, and many of those who did not do the 5k came down to the expo on Saturday for a little pre-race trot and packet pickup! 

The rest of the weekend then lay before the runners.

Signage and Fun
The folks not running did a great job of getting out there and supporting the team running! From the amazingly cool sign that Christine made with the names of all the runners doing the Half and Full, to the C25K folks who showed up in droves and got to be our cheer squad from start to finish!

Cheers and Smiles.
While there were many challenges (ie ... hills) and the occasional nagging injury, we all had a great time running, listening to music, being a part of a bigger event, and ultimately learning about ourselves while we were part of a bigger community of runners and walkers.

There are so many great stories from the day, and we hope to share a few in the coming days and months.

In the meantime, enjoy some photos that show the joy of being a part of a team and working on our own individual goals as a group!

Post Race Festivities at Ballast Point in Little Italy

Smiles and Medals. Happiness.

Together the Family (literally) achieves more.

Remix Rewards! 3 Medals for the Race of 2!

Even Coach Mick struggled through. Hmmm ... maybe train more next time.

And we all felt like champions.