Posts Tagged ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’

Finish Line Friday: Just Keep Running

January 2nd, 2015

Our goal is to help inspire you to keep going, train harder, dig a little deeper and cross the finish line. For this week’s FLF, Nicole will be sharing her personal sources of inspiration.


Nicole at her first RnR marathon

Current Position: Logistics Manager

Favorite Part of the Job: Finding ways to make our processes more efficient and problem solving – for the benefit of our customer service representatives! I love the people I work with. And on the other side, partaking in up-and-coming projects that benefit our customers. I guess I’m always looking for ways to improve things for everyone involved.

Running Background: I only ran as it was necessary for sports in high school. And I actually dreaded the running aspect. After college I needed something to fill my spare time so I signed up for the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon with Team in Training. Between their training regime and a whole lot of snowboarding I was in the best shape of my life and got hooked on running. That first marathon was a fantastic and rewarding experience. I have run several more half marathons since then, and now I really just enjoy anything off the road: beach, trail, running or hiking. I do some fun runs here and there, and would like to do a competitive trail run some day. But for now I just enjoy the outdoors and the company that joins me to stay moderately in shape.

Bishops Peak, Nicole and her husband

At the top of Bishop's Peak

What inspires you?
Most of the races or events I have run benefited something. I ran my first marathon with Team in Training in honor of a good friend (a now healthy cancer survivor!), the second for Team in Training to benefit ALS, and branched out from there. The people we run for are a huge inspiration, along with all the fantastic people running together for a cause. When I need simple thoughts for a long training run, I channel Dory – just keep (swimming) running, just keep runn-ing runn-ing runn-ing…  On an daily basis, my coworkers’ encouragement and the beautiful central coast of California inspire me to get out and run.

What do you refuel with post workout?
Ice cold milk and Chocolate Fluid. This is about the only time I ever drink chocolate milk. I’m a picky person, and its normally gross, but after a long run my body craves it!

Thanks, Nicole!

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Race of the Month: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon New Orleans

February 5th, 2013

When we were watching the ‘Niners lose on Sunday (sorry all you SF fans), we couldn’t help but think that New Orleans looks like it would make for a great vacay destination. With too many historical districts to name, and the mouthwatering thought of gumbo, we were pretty much ready to buy our plane tickets. We like it best when our vacations involve running, so we were fired up to see that New Orleans will be hosting a stop on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series on February 24.

If you haven’t heard of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series yet (seriously, are you living underground or something?), then prepare yourself for awesome music, great swag and a healthy helping of fun with friends. The race sports a different live band at each mile marker, to keep you pumped up and motivated for your entire race. Post-race, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will flaunt their musical prowess at the after party. The ensemble had their start 35 years ago, and offers a fresh, inviting spin on big brass music.

Enjoy a half or full marathon, or partner up with a running buddy to tackle the half marathon as a 2-person relay. The race begins at seven a.m. for all competitors and half and full marathon runners will race together for the first 12 miles of the course. All participants will enjoy a journey through historic St. Charles Avenue, the French Quarter and City Park. The race ends – and the after party starts – on Roosevelt Mall behind the New Orleans Museum of Art. It’s a post-race bash  you won’t want to miss.

Ready to experience some of Louisiana’s finest? Register now for Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans.

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