Promise to myself – more Runcations

Now that I’m getting to a ripe age and always said I’d travel more, I actually plan on doing it.  I’m in a situation where I can actually go out and see the country while enjoying my love of running.  There are so many beautiful areas of the U.S. that I’m really excited to get away and see.  I’ve taken a couple of short trips as of late and ran in such beauty that I made that promise to myself to see it all before I perish!

Running last year in Monterey, California has changed my mind about the west coast.  Taking those steps along the Pacific Coast Highway and smelling the ocean has me drawn to coming back out there – hopefully soon.  There are so many places to enjoy the outdoors across this country that it’s hard for me to plan it all out!  I do however, plan a couple more before year end and am in the process of figuring out where I want to go next year.

I’ll be partaking in the mountainous trails of Aspen, Colorado this fall and then immediately back out west for the Big Sur Half Marathon in California.  Look at this scenery and tell me that we are surrounded by such incredible beauty!


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So where else do I have on my Runcation Bucket List?

  • Boston – maybe running the Freedom Trail because it’s been years since my last trip there
  • Coastal North Carolina
  • Mountains of Vermont – haven’t been there since I used to mountain bike race there
  • Arizona – for the beautiful desert scenery
  • Montana – I’ve always wanted to run the Yellowstone tour but can do without a possible Grizzly attack
  • New York – I just want to run the boroughs and maybe do a pizza tour
  • Oregon – I’ve heard such great things about the trails out there
  • Texas – not sure where but I have friends in the Austin area that swear by it

These are just the continental U.S. spots I plan in the upcoming years.  I haven’t even begun to think about the rest of the world…

4 Comments on “Promise to myself – more Runcations

  1. Love this! I went to Hawaii and the first thing I did was run on the beach! It is such a great way to experience destinations! Enjoy your trips!

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  2. Sounds like you have great races to look forward to. Big sur? Awesome! And NOTHING beats the mountains. If I could move to Colorado I would in a second! We’ve been there 9 times!

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    • Oh I agree Gina! I’m starting to think I need to move out there when I retire from the fire service in about 8-10 years! I love those mountain views.


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