Sunday, February 12, 2012
So with last week's 50K in Tennessee, I've now run in 8 states (the blue states)! I've visited the pink states and I hope to visit/run in the green states this year. As you can see, I haven't done a whole lot of traveling around the US but running has changed/will change that! Also obviously, living in California, I've got the Western part of the US pretty much covered. ;)
Anyway, I hope to run in every state and I plan on saving Alaska & Hawaii for last. Some states will be easier to find runs in than others I think. And some states have too many great runs that keep luring me back to them (TN, AZ, NV). I seriously need to win the lottery to fund these adventures! Did I mention that I want to celebrate my 50th birthday by running the Loch Ness Marathon and by riding my bike across the US? Yeah, I'm gonna need some serious funding. Maybe I can sell my cat...
So...I've visited some very cool places and that's one of my criteria for choosing the runs that I do. It's why I chose the Mohawk Hudson Marathon instead of the New York Marathon. I don't need big. I need beautiful or interesting. I need history or adventure. I need someplace that my camera will be happy too.
These are some of my favorites memories from my runcations:
Me & the Seattle Troll
The view from the ferry to Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound:
Graceland in Memphis:
The 911 Memorial in Albany, NY:
Zion in Utah:
Running on Hayward Field in Eugene, OR:
I have had a lot of fun on all my runcations and seen/learned a lot. I can't wait for the next one (which will hopefully be South Dakota in August).
How many states have you run in? Do you want to run in all 50 states? How do you pick the races you do?