Rock ‘n Roll Dallas Half Marathon Recap Part I

Well, I did it!  I finished my second half marathon!  This past weekend I did the Rock ‘n Roll Dallas half and I survived!  I’m going to split my recap into two parts to make it easier to read.  And also because I have lots to say!

Part I is the Expo and Part II will be the actual race recap.

Expo Day

So I went to pick up my packet at the Dallas convention center and there also happened to be an auto show there the same day.  It was nutso!  Parking was almost impossible.  I couldn’t find any free parking so I ended up having to pay $10 for parking.  Blah. Hey Rock ‘n Roll, you should have your expo at fair park next time! (seriously)

Finally got my packet and race shirt and got to wander around the expo a bit.  It was a good expo- I got lots of free samples!

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Really Brooks?  So weird!

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I love when CLIF is at an expo- they put out SO many samples!  You can pretty much eat a meal at their booth!

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Race goodies!

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Hey look- it’s a race shirt that’s NOT WHITE! (YAY!!)

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I wandered around downtown for a few mins after the expo- I wanted to get my money’s worth since I had to pay for parking!  Even in the middle of the city we like to incorporate a little nature!

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And then off to my favorite food truck (Zombie’s Food Truck) for a little lunch!  They just happened to be about a mile away from downtown Dallas that day.  They’re usually in Fort Worth.  I eat there a LOT!  Like enough for the owner to know me by name and yell out “hey it’s Sarah Snacks!” as I walk up. Whoopsie… (Hey, you gotta support the small local businesses!  Especially veg ones!!)   Next time you’re in fort worth look them up!!

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Hey….

What’s a vegan zombie’s favorite thing to eat?

Graaaaaaaains!!!

Hahaha!

 

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I got the beer braised (vegan) brat (braised in local beer, Rahr out of Fort Worth to be exact!), topped with caramelized onions and two kinds of mustard on a whole wheat bollio roll!  Oh my goodness so good!!!

I’m going to do a whole review of the Zombie Food Truck eventually, but I want to try everything on the menu first! 

Then it was home to relax for the next day’s events!

Part II of the recap coming at you tomorrow!!

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4 comments on “Rock ‘n Roll Dallas Half Marathon Recap Part I

  1. Stina on said:

    If it’s any consolation, it cost me $19 to park at the place RnR held the expo when I ran it in 2009. (It’s looks like it’s at the same place again this year so I’ll probably be shelling out another $19!)

    I really like the shirt! Hopefully Chicago looks similar!

  2. Diana @ VeggieNextDoor on said:

    Congrats on your 2nd ever 1/2 marathon! I’m still a one-hit wonder myself :-)

    Zombie’s food truck sounds like so much fun. There’s only 1 vegan food truck that I know of in Chicago, and there are too many restrictive laws here so the offerings are pretty slim.

    Loved your Vegan Zombie joke too!!!

    • Sarah on said:

      Thanks Diana!! What kind of restrictions are there? Just curious! Cone visit and I’ll take you to all my fave veg places!!

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