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Ah 2020, the year of virtual races. It seems like just yesterday I was sitting at the Rock n Roll AZ expo in Phoenix, representing the Hot Chocolate race and helping them promote race registrations. I would never have predicted that the race would not be taking place in person, and everyone would be running it on their own virtually.
When I registered, I had full intentions of running the 15k, as it would be perfect training for Rock n Roll AZ the following month. Well, you know how that played out. Then,over the summer and fall I had a string of various injuries that had me take an entire month off from running. My 15k hopes were dashed. But, there's no shame in a 5k, right?
So, registered for the virtual race, and got some pretty nice swag. High quality hoodie, medal, bib and a treat bag of hot chocolate and honey stinger waffles! Then I talked to my girlfriends and got them to sign up, too. The 15k ladies started about an hour before, then we met up with them for the last 5k. And of course celebratory drinks after LOL.
Once I got home, I made the hot chocolate for myself and my son. It was so unbelievably rich and decadent, we loved it! Just missing that delicious chocolate fondue. I'll make up for it next year!
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!