I am currently in the process of writing my recaps of both the Rock N Roll San Antonio 10K and Half Marathon. In the meantime, I wanted to share some other weekend highlights, both running and travel-related.
First, a few running highlights:
I got to meet Meb Keflezhigi!!! After the 10K, Meb set up an impromptu meet-and-greet shop at the finish line in front of the Alamo. When I noticed this, the crowd was growing very quickly. I jumped in line as fast as my post-race legs would carry me! It was worth the long wait for this:
|Just hanging out with Meb post-race. No big deal. ;)|
Meb is the nicest, most down-to-earth, humble man ever. Despite the hordes of people waiting to meet him, he never seemed rushed or impatient. What a privilege and an inspiration to meet him!
Speaking of meeting up with great people...
I got to meet Annabelle in person! Below is a picture of the two of us at the 10K start line on Saturday morning. It was terrific to chat with her!
Annabelle is a running superstar! She nailed a 3rd place finish at the 10K, and achieved a blazingly fast finish at the half marathon. Go Annabelle!!!!!! Way to tear it up!!!!!
The Rock N Roll Race Series continues to do the bling/swag really well. I love the medals!
As I mentioned, I'll talk more about the races in another post. But in short, my newest slogan is: "Will trash my legs for bling." It was amazing how much these medals motivated me during those rough miles.
Switching gears now - here are some San Antonio visit highlights:
I immediately remembered the Alamo. Here's my first live glimpse of the Alamo on Friday night after I got into town:
The next day, I went back and took a tour of the historic buildings and grounds. Here are some snapshots of the Alamo's courtyards:
The famed San Antonio Riverwalk deserves all of the hype. What an incredible stretch of beautiful and festive shoreline! It was so much fun walking around and exploring the river bends and turns. There were different attractions around every corner. I was very lucky to experience the Riverwalk during the holiday season, as it was filled with holiday lights everywhere the eye could see:
|A view of Casa Rio decked out for the holidays|
I enjoyed as much of San Antonio's other popular sights as time would allow. Here are some photo highlights:
|The Buckhorn Saloon|
This made me think, "Don't mess with Texas!"
|El Mercado, which is described as the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico|
|Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia in El Mercado|
I'm told the Christmas decorations are a year-round thing there.
|The Spanish Governor's Palace|
This was one of my favorite eats from the weekend:
|I stopped at a fruteria and got a "small" container of fruit with lime and chili powder/sauce.|
I got to select three types of fruit, so I picked papaya, kiwi, and jicama.
Regretfully, I didn't go too crazy since my primary purpose while visiting was to run two races. Note to self for next time!
Coming soon: More about the Rock N Roll San Antonio 10K and Half Marathon
Linking up with HoHo and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap.