Happy long weekend everybody! If your week has been like mine, its been long, stressful, and slow moving, and you’ve been looking forward to a day off on Monday just as much as I’ve been.
Next week is only a two day work week for me. After work on Wednesday, we’ll be headed to the Outer Banks for my sister-in-law’s wedding next Friday. Other than when I was home resting after my TIA earlier this year, I haven’t taken time off from work since Disney World Marathon Weekend, and I cannot wait to have a couple of days away from work. Being at the beach will just be the icing on the cake for my couple of days off from work.
In addition to my sister-in-law’s wedding next week, I have many fun events on the calendar in the coming weeks and months, and with those events on the calendar, there’s many places I’m looking forward to running at, including:
1. At the beach
While we’re in the Outer Banks I’m looking forward to running at least once, if not twice, at the beach. There’s something that I’ve always found calming and soothing about breathing in the fresh, salty air at the beach, and I can’t wait to enjoy the weather and scenery while also making sure that I stay on top of my training plan.
2. Downtown DC among the monuments
Although both Rock ‘n’ Roll USA and the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run courses included running among the monuments, I have yet to complete one of my long training runs downtown with the monuments as my scenery. This summer, I want to ensure that I complete at least one of my long runs downtown instead of on one of my usual W&OD or Mt. Vernon Trail routes.
3. In our new neighborhood
Now that we’re under contract to purchase our first house, I’m not only looking forward to the move itself, but also to discovering new running routes. Since we’re moving about 45 minutes west of where we currently live, we’ll have a brand new area to acquaint ourselves with, and I can’t wait to explore our new neighborhood by foot.
4. In our current neighborhood
Until we move, which likely won’t be until mid-July, I’m looking forward to running along some of my current favorite routes. These routes will always hold a special place in my heart, as it was on these routes that I started running last March, and have run on over the past 14 months. I’ve conquered many fears and accomplished many goals on these routes, and they’ll always hold great meaning in my running world.
5. On the boardwalk at Virginia Beach
As you already know, I’ll be running my third half marathon on August 31st in Virginia Beach. The course ends on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and I cannot wait to conclude the last part of my 13.1 journey with the ocean as the backdrop.
QOTD: Where is one place that you are looking forward to running at in the coming weeks or months?
As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up. Be sure to check out their posts as well!