Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mardi Gras Rock & Roll Half Marathon

I ventured out to New Orleans for the inaugural Mardi Gras Rock & Roll Half Marathon. What an awesome trip. Every time I run a half marathon, I feel like I've added 13.1 years to my life. This one may be #6, but it feels like the first time all over again. I've corrected my errors from my previous three races, and crossed the finish line in 2:19:21. Running is not easy. I surprise myself every time. People ask me all the time what runner's high is all about. The only way I can explain it is to show it:

Nola has become my new favorite city, surpassing Paris, Las Vegas, and Cairo. Aside from bad customer service that I received from the Queen & Crescent Hotel, I have no complaints about New Orleans. I will definitely return. Special thanks to Jud and Joanna Wickersham for their hospitality.