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A-1 Self Storage Community Highlight: Rosie’s Rock and Roll Marathon

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Grab your running shoes! It’s time once again to participate in the Synchrony Financial Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon and ½ Marathon! Taking place Saturday and Sunday June 2-3, this marathon spans across the state in two major cities. That being said, we have some important information regarding road closures on race day.

Stay up to date on the day of by downloading the Waze app to your smartphone! Below is a list of resources to ensure that all runners get to where they want to go!

You can also visit the event website for additional road closure and access information.

We chatted with Rosie, A-1 Self Storage Call Center Manager, who is going to participate in this year’s marathon. This is Rosie’s second marathon. The first was in Los Angeles in 2014.

“I am four years older, “ Rosie said. “So I hope it won’t be too brutal for me! I trained this year and I didn’t train for the first one I completed, so hopefully I’ll do better this time!”

Rosie is aiming to complete the marathon in about four and a half hours. She’s confident she can do this, especially since she has had the opportunity to be trained by the best.

“My husband is actually a running coach and he has a website,” Rosie said. “He got me into running way back when we first started dating. So he got my sister and I out to train in about fall of last year.”

Starting with shorter runs and maintaining a steady pace, Rosie says her husband really helped build up her endurance. While the training was intense at times, she says that she had a few training spots that helped her stay motivated and committed to running at least three times a week.

“I train down at Seaport Village. It’s right along the coast. It’s really nice. Other than that there’s another lake in La Mesa called Lake Murray. They have a nice space to run.”

While her husband and coach will be there to cheer Rosie on, she is expecting to see some friendly faces from the A-1 Self Storage team as well.

“More than likely the store manager, Fran, from La Mesa on Spring Street will be there,” Rosie said. “She’s also a good friend of mine who’s helped out with my running. Yeah, she’ll be cheering me on!”

We know that Rosie is going to smash her goal for the marathon and Rosie wants everyone who helped her know she couldn’t have done it without them.

“First of all I would like to give a shout out to God, to my husband jeff, and to my sister in law Tanya whose been training with me. And to my mom who has been watching my kids while I trained. If it wasn't for her I wouldn't be able to train. I work full time and I have two children so she’s been hanging in there watching my kids while I go on these long runs.”

We hope that anyone who is not able to or has decided not to participate this year will come out to support Rosie and the other runners! With proceeds going toward one of the affiliated charities, this marathon is a great reason to come out and enjoy an exciting event that helps support worthy causes.