Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Women’s Running Magazine Half Marathon Race Recap Part 4: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum


In case you missed the other parts of my LONG race recap/mini vacation report let me refresh you!

Part 1:  Traveling and the Expo
Part 2:  Before the Race
Part 3:  The Race

Also, I had posted about something very saddening that I saw while I was getting ready to leave the race:

ANY day can be thanksgiving!  Click HERE to read the post.

After I took an ice bath and shower and ate some lunch, my parents and I decided to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. I loved how the windows were like the keys of a piano! so cool!



These were some quotes on the outside of the building before you got to the stairs.  You can click the image to make it larger.


Here are pictures from inside the museum:










My dad had said that he wanted to meet Elvis while we were in Nashville and we saw this:


So my dad got his picture taken with Elvis for proof that he met him! haha


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This is the huge wall of records… there were TONS more I couldn’t get in the picture!




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The Hall of Fame:


Then my dad dressed in his nicest cowboy get up (in the gift shop):


After we left, we walked around downtown Nashville for a little bit and saw the Ryman Auditorium but it was getting late, my legs and feet were killing me and we were all tired and hungry so we headed to Red Lobster (all 3 of our favorite restaurant) and called it a day!  What a fun day it had been!

The next day, Sunday, my mom and I headed down to the free hotel breakfast and ate waffles and fruit and muffins… yum!  We took my dad a plate back to our room and then we finished packing and headed back to Ohio.  We hit some traffic right before crossing over from Kentucky to Cincinnati and went about 6 miles in an hour!  I once again whined to my dad that I had to pee.  He told me that we had passed a PortaKleen truck about 5 minutes ago so it was probably just a few feet back and I could go hitch a ride.  Which was funny, and even though I knew the traffic was so bad we weren’t gonna move, there was no way I was gonna ask the driver if I could use the toilet on the back of his truck! haha!

We ended our mini vacation with dinner at one of my parent’s favorite pizza places and my aunt and uncle had said they would join us there.  We didn’t stop all the way back, so when I tried to get out and move my legs, I seriously had issues! lol, i was so sore and I felt like an old woman trying to get my legs to work!  The pizza and salad were amazing and we couldn’t have ended the vacation any better way!


Ok, maybe not ever but I haven’t been on vacation in forever so it was pretty much an amazing weekend and I’m glad my parents got to come with me!

So whats next?

I have registered for another 5k and have 2 more that I am planning on doing this year.  I really did enjoy the half marathon so will be looking for another one to do in the future.  Also, I may or may not be looking for a marathon to run in 2011 and I may or may not be making plans to run it with a bloggy friend!  Nothing is planned yet, or set in stone… just an idea for now :)  But will definitely keep you all posted!! :D


  1. Looks like you and your parents had an awesome time!

    Congratulations, again, girl! Whoo hoo, you did it!

  2. LOL! That pic of your dad all cowboyed up; hilarious!

  3. Sounds like a great trip!

    I think getting out of the car after driving back from a long race like that is the WORST! :)

  4. I loved reading all your posts about your experience at the WHM. I'm originally from Chicago but have been in Nashville for 6 years. Glad we welcomed you and your family!
    Great job! :)

  5. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....I FLIPPIN' KNEW IT!!!! You had better sign up for another race soon or this race report is going to take us to Christmas!

  6. Glad you had a fabulous trip!

    Can't wait to hear about your secret Marathon plans!

  7. hahaha, quinton, this race report is over, but thank you for hanging onto every word I typed ;) lol

  8. That sounds like such a nice vacation - and hello? Your parents look so young. Go them! :)

    I vote for you to do the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon in February! ºoº

  9. FruitFly - I definitely would if I had the expenses to! But I'm going back to school in the spring and need to save as much money as possible so I can continue to stay out of debt! I really do want to do that sometime though! I think it would be fun!

  10. Glad you had such a great time, and with your parents no less. Treasure that time together!

    Interested to see which marathon (not if, which!)

  11. so fun!!! i love nashville. there's so much to do and see :)

  12. Love that you and your parents had a fun vacation! Hopefully, you're feeling less sore today!

  13. I had missed the post about the death - scary for sure! You hear about those kinds of things, but never think you'll see it and definitely never think it'll happen to you. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Looks like your trip was awesome.


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