Ran the San Antonio Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon

The pilot has ran quite a few 1/2 marathons, 10k’s and 5k’s. We decided to run the “mini” marathon in San Antonio this year. The mini marathon is a 3 mile course, where the 1/2 marathon is 13.1 miles and the full is 26.2 miles.

When we arrived, I was feeling spunky and told the pilot I wanted to do the 1/2 marathon. It looked to be sold out, so I was bummed. When we looked for our registration numbers, it had both of our names on there twice. The pilot had received a special to sign up and forgot that he had done it. We went to the registration desk and they offered a refund. The pilot had pulled a quad, and decided to stick with the mini marathon and I stayed with the 1/2.

Here we are at the check in expo.

This all sounded like a great idea at the time. The pilot and I have ran a few 1/2′s together and we would actually run the first 3 together. Usually I am the one taking the pictures while he runs, but today the roles were reversed. We lined up in our corral, which is based on how fast your are and were ready to go.


The race started and the first 3 miles felt great. The pilots legs did well and he finished the mini marathon strong. I continued on. The pilot would rendezvous with me at different points and take pictures. About mile 10 I hit the wall, but determined I finished the race.

All in all, it was a good day. I am glad I did the 1/2 marathon, but would much prefer to do them with the pilot. It’s nice to be able to have company for roughly 3 hours of running.