I remember my first marathon. It was AWFUL! I HATED IT! I felt like I was hit by a truck, the morning after. 15 marathons later I love running marathons, I love the training, I love the people I have met through this amazing event, it has changed my life. In fact, it has taken me from someone who was
overweight FAT, to someone that cares about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.
|my first marathon in 2004|
My first 26.2 was supposed to be something I could say I did it, let’s go check it off the bucket list. Now marathon running has a bucket list of it’s own. A running bucket list, who would have thought … So with that being said I have come up with a number of events that I want to run at some point in my lifetime. These are not in any specific order except for the event listed at #1.
1. Boston Marathon (qualify with a sub 3:05)
2. ING New York City Marathon
3. Chicago Marathon
4. Big Sur ✓ (2013)
5. Athens Marathon
6. Great Wall of China Marathon
7. London Marathon
8. Walt Disney World Marathon (as part of the Dopey Challenge)
9. The San Francisco Marathon ✓ (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
10. LA Marathon ✓ (2013)
There are so many more that I will probably want to run as I come across them, but these are ones that I feel I must do. 3 of them off the list. Some of them will take a little more planning than others, others will take some qualifying and getting into others will take a little luck. Nonetheless, I plan on running for a long time so getting to these events will be part of the challenge of running.
Do you have a running bucket list? What is on your list? What are some marathons that I should also consider that I left off?