More Rock N’ Roll

Hello from Arizona! Ben and I slept in a bit this morning – we’re on vacation Smile 

Then, we had some very important things to accomplish today – the most important of which was BREAKFAST.


Ben wanted a sit down place so we looked up a 5 star rated breakfast spot – First Watch. I’ve seen this place on Meghann’s blog and was excited to try it out in AZ not FL.


I wanted iced coffee, but they don’t have it on the menu. So, I asked for a cup of ice and hot coffee. It worked!IMG_6423

I love that there was a whole section of healthier options. I chose the triathlete omelet – egg whites with mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes. It came with a dry english muffin and a fruit cup. The fruit cup was a little sad, but everything else was good.


And since I LOVE pancakes (but they don’t make me full), Ben and I shared one. The menu says this is a “multi-grain” pancake, but it looked straight up white to me. I asked and the waiter confirmed that this was their multi-grain.


Finally, we were off to the Rock N’ Roll Arizona Expo! It was kind of déjà vu since I just went to a Rock N Roll Expo in Las Vegas last month!  I hate to admit it, but I got a little overzealous with signing up for races and I’m majorly burnt out on it. But, the show race must continue and I’m hoping to take a break soon (the money’s already spent so I have to stick it out).IMG_6438

First things first, I had to check in and get my number.


I love the high energy buzz that is all over race expos! Everyone is pumped and excited and a little nervous – but in a great way. IMG_6440

Ah! I’m nervous too! I get way too nervous before races. Even when I’m just running for fun.IMG_6442Added bonus: we are staying in a hotel that has a ton of racers – so every time we get in the elevator there are people to talk to and a “Good Luck!” is always exchanged!


Now we are heading out to enjoy the sun shiny day! I LOVE when the temperature is in the mid 70s for “living”, but this is a little hot to run in. I also love the dryness of the desert, but it’s weird if you’re not used to it (Ben, who is from FL still complains about this).IMG_6445I prefer high 50s for long runs! I’m hoping we are racing early enough to beat the heat!image

If you’re coming from a cooler climate and running RnR AZ tomorrow make sure to hydrate! I’ve already talked to a few people on the elevator who think it’s steamy here!


  1. says

    i’ve been to first watch in st. louis. it’s always pretty good! i really like their oatmeal/fruit parfait thing (i really have no idea what it’s called…).

    i’d cry if i had to run in 70 degrees. i’m such a warm-weather wimp. i agree with you, 50 degrees is idea. good luck tomorrow!

  2. says

    You look so pretty in that picture with your race number. I love your bangs!

    How fun that Ben and you are together. Is he going to take race pics of you?

    I ran 3 miles this morning and it was in the low 80’s. California is WEIRD!

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