Tess, my parents, and I took a vacation this past weekend. A flat out vacation. To a brand new place: LAS VEGAS!!!!! It’s been a while. Naturally I wanted to be able to cross some things off my 101 list, so I made it a productive trip and crossed off 3:
- #9 – half marathon other than Nashville
- #32 – a new state – Nevada
- #33 – Las Vegas
Neither Tess nor I had been to Vegas before, and Tess had never run a half before, so it was a trip full of firsts! We ran the strip at night, which was incredible. I expected it to be easier than Nashville since it is completely flat…..but I actually felt ten times worse after. I think it had a lot to do with the time difference and the fact that it was a night race, and we’re going to blame it on that. But I did finish in 2:16:25 – which is not too bad at all!!
We spent the next couple of days exploring alllll of Vegas. And I mean all. Old Vegas, new Vegas, all the hotels, different casinos, different games, different restaurants, a show, and even the Hoover Dam. We saw Criss Angel – maybe not the best show I’ve ever seen but it was pretty incredible – he made a lot of things and people disappear and sawed a girl in half. Run-of-the-mill magic. 🙂 And the Hoover Dam was just an amazing wonder to see.
The trip was great, and I might go back with a group of friends as long as it is warm (not freezing like it was the whole time)! Viva Las Vegas!!