If you’ve been following me on my blog these past couple years or more, you know I love to combine traveling with running races. “Runcations” are the best! If you scroll through my destination tab you can read all about my traveling runs.
How do you celebrate new challenges and opportunities? Thursday was my husband’s last day at his current job and he’s moving on to something new starting Monday.
My husband and I just returned from an amazing 5 star Dream Trip that I earned through my Shaklee Business. It was truly a remarkable trip and I would love to highlight just a few of my favorite memories.
What was your New Years like? I am pleased to say mine was everything I had hoped for. I did lots of my favorite things like run, workout, enjoy good food, and most importantly, spend time with family. My hubby, mom and I packed up my car, headed out on the highway about noon on Friday December 3oth, and almost 7 1/2 hours later we arrived in Gurnee, Illinois. We were tired, hungry but definitely excited!
Although I love the city of Chicago and I always look forward to going back, I can’t say I am in love with the marathon! In fact, of all the marathons I have run, it’s one of my least favorites ! I am not sure what the big hype is about this race! In fact I probably will never know, but one thing I do know, I won’t be rushing back to run it again.
For those of you who are interested in a more detailed #IRunRome Marathon Report…..here you go, as promised! First off, it was one of the funnest marathons I have run, and definitely one of the most beautiful. Fun because I didn’t run this marathon for a personal best or to BQ, but to just take it all in…..and I did.
When in Italy we ate lots of pasta. How can one eat that much pasta and come home weighing almost 5 pounds lighter? Not sure, but I did. Possibly because you walk and walk, and than walk some more. Than because I am a runner who likes to travel and run, I ran a marathon, and it didn’t stop there! We climbed stairs….and next we hiked and than hiked some more. It was an amazing trip!
We started day two in Cornilgia much the same way as day one, just much earlier. Once again, when most tourists and locals here were either sound asleep or too exhausted from yesterday’s hike to even think about venturing out, we were eager to watch the sun come up and enjoy our Americano Cafe with fresh bread toasted, jam & butter. I still have no idea why toast tastes better here, but it does😉.
Here I am on a high speed train leaving Rome and headed to Venice. So many emotions going through my head. It was sad saying good bye this time since I’m not sure when, or if we’ll actually be back…to Rome that is. Italy yes😊.