My ultimate fitness goal has always been to run a half marathon. 13.1 miles is no joke in my book and quite an accomplishment. I finally took the plunge with my friend and running partner, Erin to run the 13.1 New York 1/2 on March 24th. I think a 1/2 in NYC is definitely the way to go for my first one! Now Erin talks about us running a marathon and I tell her she's loco!! I have no desire to run 26.2 miles!!! That's just soooooo farrrrrrrr. I can only imagine how HORRIBLE it would be fitting in my weekday runs on that kind of a training plan. I struggle some days to find energy just to run 4 miles on a weeknight!
But then I came across this little gem today.... Top10 Marathons Worth Traveling For
For those not in the mood to click the link and read on, I'll just tell you the locations:
Napa Valley Marathon in Calistoga, Calif.
Paris Marathon in Paris, France
Boston Marathon in Boston, Mass.
Virgin London Marathon in London, England
Vancouver Marathon in Vancouver, Canada
Mont St.-Michel Bay Marathon in Mont St.-Michel, France
The Great Wall Marathon in Tianjin, China
The Big Five Marathon in Limpopo Province, South Africa
Athens Classic Marathon in Athens, Greece
Big Sur International Marathon in Big Sur, Calif.
The ones that really got me thinking about conquering 26.2 were the Paris, Big Sur, and The Big Five marathons. All of them would be awesome though!! When reading about the Great Wall race I thought it would be beautiful, but horribly dreadful to run! I know if I ever really do decide to go for a marathon it will have to be in a really cool place. Somewhere requiring international travel and a great deal of savings! Who knows, maybe one day I will run a marathon?