In a little over a year, I can say I’ve ran two half marathons with my dearest friend, Julie. And although I live in Southern California, I have yet to run one here. So far it’s been San Francisco and Chicago. To be honest, I don’t even plan on doing one here, well San Diego might be an exception.
I found that running the streets of a city I’m vacationing in is the best way to experience it as a local. When I ran my first half marathon, I thought Wow, I’ve been to this city so many times but never have I had the experience like this before.
We got to weave through landmarks, neighborhoods, parks. Seeing the city in a different light just gave me joy that destination races are just perfection.