Growing up, my family would travel the country to ride roller coasters. Going to different amusement parks were summer family vacations. It’s true. We drove 14ish hours to Ohio
one twice for roller coasters. We would probably still be doing it if it weren’t for pesky back problems that plagued me in high school. So then, we had to start going to Hawaii. Bummer.
I would say that my husband and I would have a similar tradition, but with him being in the military, vacations don’t really exist. In fact, schedules don’t really exist. Since I don’t like to run races alone, my mom usually tags along. In fact, she is flew here from Georgia for my race this past weekend. Looks like me and my mom have lots of runcations in our future since I am going to continue racing and my husband will continue going on unpredictable swims in the ocean.
Here are a few of my dream runactions:
- Disney’s Princess Half Marathon
Running with princesses while dressed up likea princess. I.AM.150%.IN! My mom and I were all but registered when my boyfriend proposed so this (expensive) race was put on hold.
- Hood To Coast Relay
This is the largest relay in the world with about 1,050 teams of 8-12 runners covering 199 miles. Talk about an accomplishment.
- Marine Corps Marathon
This race is near and dear to my heart due to my husband’s profession and is a race that I WILL complete in my lifetime. I should have trained to do it this year, but it sold out before I was ready to commit. Not only are you running through the Capital, but you are running amongst heroes. Yes, please.
In my quest to run a marathon next year, I have already picked out different races in 4 different states. Oh, the uncertainty of military life. Here is the line up:
Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – June 22
San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – June 3
Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – September 1
26.2 with Donna (Jacksonville Beach) – February 17
Does anyone know how the racing scene is in Seattle, San Diego, Virginia Beach or Jacksonville?
What are yours dream runcations? Any big races on the horizon?