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One working mama learning to run & to maintain my 100+ pound weight loss!

Running Bucket List

on October 4, 2016

I had a great time daydreaming about this topic during a seminar this morning! (Don’t tell the poor kid presenting that my mind wandered!) Thanks as always to Patty, Erika and Marcia for hosting our Tuesdays on the Run link up. I look forward to reading about everyone else’s running bucket lists!

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I came up with three dream races for my running bucket list. I could think of a ton of places I’d love to run, but decided to restrict my list to just those that I’m willing to travel for and schedule my chaotic life around.

  • Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run: Washington DC is one of my favorite cities to visit, especially during springtime. A run around the monuments in the midst of the cherry blossoms sounds divine! Washington is a great family vacation destination, so we’ll try to work a trip around this race in a few years when O is old enough to appreciate the city.
  • Mayors Midnight Sun Half Marathon: This is a race in Anchorage, Alaska at the time of the summer solstice. You run through town a bit and then through the forests, past mountains and along Cook Inlet. It sounds like a fantastic way to mark Alaska off of my 50 states running list! As a bonus, since this is a summer race, we’ll be able to work it into vacation around O’s school schedule in a few years.
  • Walt Disney World Marathon: Yep, this one is on my bucket list. As a Disney lover, running through all four parks sounds absolutely AMAZING and I can’t believe that I’ll get to do it in just 3 months! In keeping with my theme of planning vacations around my bucket list races, Darrell and I will be going on our first kid-less vacation after this race (cruise!).

What have I done?!

As a bonus race, I agree with Patty – Disneyland Paris sounded fantastic from the recent reports. Who knows – Paris is also on my travel bucket list, so we may try to schedule a future vacation around this race. πŸ™‚

What’s on your running bucket list?

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8 responses to “Running Bucket List

  1. Ahhh, forgot about the Cherry Blossom…have always wanted to do this one too! Maybe one day… πŸ™‚

  2. Patty H says:

    Girl! I’ll be cheering at the marathon this year— hope to see you as you blaze by!

  3. The wdw marathon is fabulous! I hope you have miles of smiles!

    Enjoy your cruise afterwards! That will be a great reward!

  4. I love runDisney races! I’ve never been there for the marathon weekend, but I’ve done the Princess, Star Wars, and Wine and Dine weekends and they’re all amazing! You’re going to have a magical time πŸ™‚

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