Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: Where I’ve been, A-Z: Letters S-Z!. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post.
Closing out the alphabet, here’s a list of places I’ve been (letters S-Z).
S – San Antonio, Texas. I ran the Remix Challenge for the Rock n Roll San Antonio race series (5k and half marathon). This was a really cool trip because it was my first time visiting Texas and I was able to meet up with a bunch of other online running friends as well. The race was in December and I remember that it was around 55-60 degrees the morning of the 5k race. I had on a tank top and most of the other runners had on layers. You could tell that I wasn’t from the area, lol.
T – Trenton, New Jersey. I ran the Trenton Half Marathon back in 2015 as part of my #15in15 challenge (Run 15 half marathons in 2015), and it was not a great experience. The city was really dead. We had a hard time finding a place that was open for dinner. The race itself was pretty disorganized as well. As of 2018, the race was cancelled so it seems like they didn’t learn form any of the mistakes made years prior.
U – University Park, Pennsylvania. I did my undergrad at Pennsylvania State University located in Happy Valley, but the real name of the city is University Park. I wish that I was into running during my college years because the campus is absolutely stunning and there are so many great places to run. I really enjoyed my years there, although I’m not sure how I was able to fit in a full course load, working 20 hours a week and partying at least 4-5 days a week…youth is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?
V – Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach was my 3rd marathon. I didn’t know how this was going to go because it was my first Spring marathon and training throughout the Winter was rough. I also only trained for 12 weeks. Despite those factors, it was actually a pretty pleasant race up until Mile 20 when my legs started to get super tired, but I crossed the finish line with a smile so that’s all that matters.
W – Washington, DC. I ran the Rock n Roll DC half marathon and it was absolutely awful! It was pouring rain the entire time and after I finished the race, it took forever to get back to my hotel because the trains were just packed with runners. Besides that, I just didn’t like the city at all. I’ve gone back to DC for work trips and conferences since then, thinking it would change my opinion, but nope, I just don’t like DC.
X – Unfortunately I could not come up with a city for X.
Y – Yonkers, New York. No running for me in this city, but I have visited Yonkers a few times since it’s only about 30-40 minutes away from me.
Z – Unfortunately I could not come up with a city for Z.
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