Wintertime giving you the blues? Submerge yourself in thoughts of these beautiful blue and sunny beaches!
Also from art of being fabulous
Setting goals and dreaming dreams is all part of the human spirit. And while some on this list are lofty ambitions, both in running distance and travel distance, they are none the less my dream races. I’m sure I’ll be adding on as time goes by. But these are some that I thought would be memorable and challenging. I may not be ready yet, but I will be!
Bucket List Races
runDisney (Tinkerbell Half, Super Heroes Half, Disney Princess Half, Star Wars Half, Wine & Dine Half, I guess most of them lol).
From all the pictures and stories I’ve heard these races are pretty special. I know my vacation trips to Disney have been magical so their races would be icing on the cake!
I mean seriously? Combine yoga. running, the gorgeous Vancouver scenery, and a sunset after party????? Who wouldn’t have this on their running bucket list! This race is actually the race that inspired me to try and push further than the 8k as being the longest distance I’ve run. Like runDisney, Seawheeze sells out super fast, so keep that in mind if you add it to your list!
The challenges here for me are yes, the obstacle course! But if I could ever, ever be athletic enough to get through the obstacles, what a cool race to add to a list of accomplishments. This is less about location and scenery and more about the challenge of it!
First I want to say, I’m NOT promoting drinking in any way. I do drink an occasional glass of wine. But I also know some people should never touch the stuff. Besides, that’s not the only reason for this being on my bucket list. This race organizes events in several locations. Some are through vineyards (how fun is that? I’m all about the wanderlust!), some are night runs (my fave), and many other unique locations. I love themed events!
Hippies, music, meditation, camping, yoga, peace out and hit the trails running! It’s a whole experience. Three days of different events (race distances), so there’s something for everyone.
“Run Woodstock offers a wide range of professionally timed event distances. RF Events and the roadies of Run Woodstock take each of these events seriously and have great respect for the personal challenge each of you choose. Whether you enter the 100 mile, 100k, 50 mile, 50K, marathon, half marathon or 5 mile, you can expect a first class race experience. When you enter any of these runs or camp with us, we throw in fun organized runs that include the Friday night 5k, Saturday night 5K/10k and Sunday morning 5 mile. Not to mention, yoga, a hippy hike to Hell and the option to get in some *natural miles.”
*One portion I won’t take part in lol
Bagan Temple Marathon (Myanmar)
Location, location, location! This isn’t just a race/race entry, this is a tourism package deal. Some who just want to run the race get upset by this. But the event coordinators are doing this to boost tourism and help the locals, so if you want an amazing trip this is for you. If you want to run a race and stay in another town, then maybe this isn’t a destination for you. But beauty and culture is abundant. Breathtaking views and memories to last forever. This one is a pricey one, so a distant dream. But maybe, one day…And maybe one day I can run a marathon lol.
We want to live in Hawaii, at least for a short time. And the idea of races in Hawaii, in that climate, with all the beauty and grandeur that is the islands of Hawaii, I would want to run every race I could while we were there!
It’s still Growing!
The Himalayas are considered to be the tallest and youngest mountain ranges (only 70 million years young), which were caused by a continental collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates, resulting in the development of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
Various geological tests conducted by scientists have confirmed that this great mountain range still moves approximately 20mm every year.
Because of this restless or continuous movement of the plates, the whole Himalayan region is prone to various natural disasters like earthquakes, tremors, and landslides.
More about the Himalayas & this story at Sivana
INB elites Katalin Nagy and Grant Maughan will be in this years Spartathelon!! “This race is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the world because of its unique history and background. The idea for this race belongs to John Foden, a British RAF Wing Commander. As a lover of Greece and student of ancient Greek history, Foden stopped his reading of Herodotus’ narration regarding Pheidippides, puzzled and wondering if a modern man could cover the distance from Athens to Sparta, i.e. 250 kms, within 36 hours. Grant Maughan did this race last year in 32:05:06 and Katalin Nagy took Women’s First last year with a time of 25:07:12! ”
I am an in awe of these elite runners! They give me focus and drive to improve …#goals! It’s amazing what you can train the human body to overcome and to become. Much luck and many bravo’s to you both!!