Rock’n’Roll Los Angeles Recap

Photo by Brian Wong.

Going into the race, I had zero expectations. Let me tell you why.

Every year in October, I travel for work for our biggest event of the year (our equivalent to the Super Bowl). Everything we do culminates at these 5-week events. Fortunately, we traveled within the USA this year so I was able to make it back for the race.

Training for RNRLA was the least of my priorities. My training goal (read more details here) was to stay as active as possible while traveling. My race day goal was to show up, to let my body do its thing, and to finish the race.

Don’t forget to check out my tips for training while traveling.

Here’s what actually went down:

4 weeks away from home – San Francisco > Chicago > New York City


Photos by Colin Young-Wolff.

Tons of Flywheel Sports

I cycled in all three cities and even took a class with Holly Rilinger!


Bouldering for the first time

A photo posted by Jamaica King (@rarax3) on


Connecting with my fit babes


A week before the race, I moved into my new apartment, prepared for our last event at the STAPLES Center, and made time for some workouts.

A photo posted by MELLIECAY (@melliecay) on


The day before RNRLA, I worked nearly 15 hours and even missed the Finish Line Women brunch.


With 3 hours of sleep and a hangover from my work afterparty, I miraculously made it to the start line.

I won’t go into the details of what actually happened on the course, but I can tell you that I felt great. I surprised myself. In the end, this was a reminder that regardless of all the noise, you can accomplish what you really want to do with the right amount of effort, dedication, and support.

Next up, Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas this weekend.

Thank you to Finish Line Women for all the love they’ve shown me throughout the year, to Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series for allowing me to run alongside many awesome people, and to everyone I’ve met on my training journey for being a source of motivation and support.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post although I was invited to run RNRLA courtesy of Finish Line Women.

You Might Also Like

  • Brian Martin
    November 25, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Well, enjoy your lifestyle there in Los Angeles, hope you finally adjust living in that place!