Rock’N’Roll Vegas 1/2 Marathon 2016

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Yet again a long overdue post, even longer than my pregnancy announcement since we went to Las Vegas and did the Rock n Roll Vegas Half before I even knew I was pregnant!
It is seriously my favorite race though.  I’ve done 6 half marathons so far and this is the only one I’ve done twice.  It’s great because I can use it as an excuse for a vacation, and take part in an awesome fitness event!
The first time I ran this was in 2011 and it was my first half marathon ever.  I raised money with CCFA’s TeamChallenge which is a great organization that helps support research in finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  That trip was obviously amazing and I was so overwhelmed with emotion from the adrenaline, the atmosphere, the accomplishment of raising money for a cause that meant something to me, and becoming a runner (which I definitely WAS NOT before).  I almost started crying before mile 3 just from all of the emotions!
 
I actually ended up being super emotional during the race expo and at the beginning of the race again this year, but I think that all might have been a hint at the fact I was pregnant and didn’t know it!
We stayed at the Cosmopolitan this time and it was amazing.  We got a fabulous room that overlooked the Bellagio fountains.  I also surprised Jordan with a limo pick up because when in Vegas why not! We also had a beautiful Japanese soaking tub in the bathroom which you could see the fountains from… I definitely took advantage of that.

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Today I FINALLY posted our long overdue pregnancy announcement!  I had planned to take a photo with the adorable heart onsie while Jordan & I were all dressed up for the World Forestry Center Gala at the beginning of the month, but we both got laid out with terrible illnesses, so finally today I got fed up and made due with the chalkboard we have in our office.

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