May 9, 2014

Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach: Bling Bling!

After perusing all of the medals on the Rock 'n' Roll website, it occurred to me that I should try to figure out a way to get the Rock Encore medal that you receive when you complete two Rock 'n' Roll events.  And then I realized that I could get another medal - the World Rocker - since I'm planning to complete Dublin.  And then I was invited to be a Rock 'n' Blogger for the race that's in my backyard, the Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach half marathon.  So the decision was easy!  I'll be running the Virginia Beach race in my backyard! 

I love that we have a race from a big series that's local.  A few years ago, Mom and I ran it as a relay but I have never completed the half marathon.  It's hard to believe that this was one of our first races and I used my segment of the race as a corral placement time for Wine and Dine later that fall.  Mom will be joining me and she's planning to run the relay.  I'm hopeful that a certain friend (ahem, Megan, cough cough) will be joining her to complete the relay team.

Yesterday, Rock 'n' Roll released the medals for the Virginia Beach race events and I about died when I saw the photos.  I simply ADORE the beachy theme and the preppy vibe of the rope noting the race distance.  I will definitely wear this medal proudly on August 31st after I conquer 13.1 miles at the beach!


Are you rocking Virginia Beach?  If you're considering it, you may want to keep an eye on the blog next week - wink wink!  There's also a discount code for $10 off race registration using code NEWMEDAL.

Note that as a Rock 'n' Blogger, I have been provided with a free race entry into the Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon.  I am encouraged to support the race through social media and our blog, but am not required to do so nor are we compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own.  I can't wait to share more about my training and race prep as this race gets closer!

Happy Friday!
{Christine}

13 comments:

  1. I loved RnR last year and was really hoping to do it again this year and now I am in love with the medals too! I just have a feeling that it might not work out :(

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    1. Aww bummer! It's definitely a hot race, but it's a fun one

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    1. It's been a while since I've gotten really excited about a medal and love these! RnR has really stepped up their medals!

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  3. Im, if I wasn't already going to be in Disneyland for that race these medals would have TOTALLY sold me! I LOVE them!

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    1. I know! I wish you could join us. We'll find another race. BUT I am so excited for you and Jason to run DL Half together :)

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  4. I cannot wait to run Virginia Beach and earn this medal! It looks absolutely amazing, and I love the beach theme! See you ladies there!

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    1. It will be a blast! Can't wait to see you guys :)

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  5. I tend to think the medals-bottle opener thing is being overplayed, but these are really cute! I like the way the bottle opener is incorporated into the design.

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    1. I totally agree...I don't really care about a bottle opener. I just love the design of these. :)

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  6. So I LOVE this medal! I am really wishing I lived closer to the east coast right about now lol :0)

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  7. oh my my, oh heck yes!!! I am so doing this one! It fits into my marathon training schedule, a friend twisted my arm and the bling photo just solidified it. See you there :)

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  8. My friend and I are doing this (once we sign up). We're both in Richmond, so we're going to bring my kids and make it a vacation for them. I'm not too nervous about the heat and humidity since the last 2 PHMs have been brutal. Just trying to get a good placement for next year's GSC.

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