I completed the Humana Rock & Roll Half Marathon 5k on July 18, 2015. At first, I was going to do the 10k but I haven't walked more than 3 miles in months. I was fit cardio wise but I was not sure if my knees could take it.
The day before, I participated the festivities at the fitness and health fair at McCormick place. It was where participants could still register for the races and one could pick up his or her race day package. The health fair was off the chain. There were so many vendors at the event, I felt like a kid in a candy store. Humana the sponsor of the event had a wonderful booth in which you could had your body fat tested, I refused LOL.
On race day the weather was hot, in the 90's or 32 celsius. The race had started by the time I got there, however, they had so many starting times because their were over 15,000 participants. I had my phone and my earphones and my fast walking music, saw off I went. My pace was about 4.0-4.2 mph and I was passing up people who started running but ran out of gas. By the time I got to the half way mark water station, I was thirsty. I gulped down 2 cups of water as I picked up my pace. When I passed the DJ and the band that was playing, I would take off my earphones and I would do a walking dance as I passed their station. I even got a high five from one of the singers.
The only thing I couldn't do was track my workout from the Charity Miles app. I need to upgrade my phone because my iPhone 4 doesn't allow me to download the app, that was a bummer. Charity miles is fitness app that tracks your activities in which you earn 25 cents per mile for running, walking and other fitness activities. For wheels such as biking, you get .10 per mile. The monies you earn will go to a charity of choosing that is on the Charity Miles app. If you are interested, please check out their site and get started today.
After the race was over, there was a party taking place in the Beer Garden. They had a new school band playing old school music called The Student Body. I was rocking to the music for a while and I decided to call it a morning and return home. I could have taken a picture with Meb Keflezighi but I was tired and hot and the line was too long, so I left.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Humana.