Anthem Shamrock Half-Marathon

I hope y’all had a lovely and fun-filled St. Patty’s Day weekend. While most of our friends were celebrating at Shamrock the Block and drinking green beer, Aaron and I decided to torture ourselves with our second half marathon.

J&A half marathon expo

We drove over to Virginia Beach on Saturday afternoon, checked into the hotel and hit up the expo. I certainly could not complain about the gorgeous beach views…

vabeach half marathon view

via Aaron’s instagram

…it was quite beautiful. If only it had been a bit warmer.

This was my first beach-side run, so I was a little unprepared for the amount of wind throughout the race. It wasn’t miserable until we stopped running, and the cold/wind caused my muscles to freeze up. Luckily, they gave all the finishers blankets, which definitely came in handy. Finishers also received four complimentary Yuenglings, which I’m sure Aaron would say came in handy too.

Virginia Beach Shamrock Finishers Tent

via Instagram

I would definitely do this race again. The finisher’s tent was a gigantic party with bands and plenty of celebration. The race swag was also pretty awesome.

Virginia beach shamrock swag

via Aaron’s instagram

What did y’all do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

*Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Vine (username: fizzandfrosting)!* I even posted a fun little Vine video of the finisher’s tent!


19 thoughts on “Anthem Shamrock Half-Marathon

  1. Alyssa

    Go you! I’ve always wanted to run a half-marathon, but it hasn’t happened yet. Although I’m pretty sure drinking beer after would make me sick!

  2. Maria

    You go girl!! You guys are super inspiring. I sat around and did nothing for St. Paddy’s day… I worked at the bar the night before and was so wiped I did ZERO. Hey, I enjoyed myself though.


  3. Agi

    Great job on the marathon. I worked this weekend. I’m following you on bloglovin, would really appreciate it if you followed me as well.


  4. Susie

    Congrats on the race! I’ve always wanted to do a half or full marathon but never seem to get it together. Kudos to you!

    Sea and Swank

  5. Maya

    YOU KICK ASS GIRLFRIEND! Congrats on the 1/2 Marathon…you’re seriously my idol (I need to teach myself how to run pronto!)



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