Five Things Friday…Dream races!

Many years ago when I first really got into running, the lure of races seemed exciting, but also impossible.  At the time my health was not that great, and I was still deep in the eating disorder that held me captive for 20 years.  I did manage to pull off a handful of races before I went to treatment and was fully on the road to recovery, but the races after treatment have been so much better!  They caused me to dream again, and realize that running a half marathon is NOT impossible like it seemed so many years ago!  8 down and many more to go!
Lately I have been slacking with my running.  Mix the southern summer heat with just plain old life stuff, and running has been on the back burner.  I have been really wanting to get back out there, and I know that racing is one way that motivates me to keep going.  So I am taking some time to look at my dream races again and get my running mo-jo back!!

1. Maui Half Marathon
This has been on my radar for over 10 years now!!! My goal is to get there in the next 3 years!maui Source

2. Rome Marathon
I mean, if I am going to go to Italy, I might as well run a race right?
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(Elizabeth, if you are reading this, we are still ON for this!!)

3. Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half Marathon
As soon as I heard about this race a few years ago I knew it was one I wanted to do!  I have already finished several other races with the Rock ‘n’ Roll organization, and they have been fabulous races!  Plus, my bestie lives close enough that I could see her too, so win-win!
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This *might* happen in 2014, but if not, then 2015 for sure!

4. Isle of Harris (Scotland) Half Marathon
My family heritage includes some Scottish roots, and I have always wanted to visit.  Seeing some of the amazing races and the views of Scotland in pictures has made me want to run there even more!!!  And I have a client from Scotland, so I can get all the inside info I need 🙂
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I mean, who WOULDN’T want to run here?!?

5. Mayor’s Midnight Sun Half Marathon
This looks like one amazing race! Running on the eve of the Summer Solstice! Wow!  That just seems incredible!  And I am sure it is perfect running weather too!
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Yes please!

Have you ran any of these races?  Or any international races?
What is one of YOUR dream races?

Xo
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-

6 thoughts on “Five Things Friday…Dream races!

  1. charissarunning

    Signing up for races has always kept me motivated to keep running. That Midnight Marathon/Half Marathon in Alaska looks amazing! I may just have to add it to my list too! 🙂
    Other than that, I dream of doing Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and of course the Boston Marathon one day.

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    1. chocolaterunnergirl Post author

      We are both the same with races and motivation!
      Yeah, I really hope I get to Alaska in the next few years! It really would be so fun!
      I would LOVE to do Boston, but I think I will only qualify when I am 80! Hehe
      🙂

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