Running Around the World: I love to run through new cities as we travel, exploring and getting the lay of each place. Typically, I track my route map on the Nike Run app and take photos to save the memories as I “collect” runs from new places. I share my favorite runs from around the world here!
Getting on Track
I’ve never been a terribly good runner. But, in high school, I ran the 2-mile race a few times. Why? No one else would, and I could often medal just by finishing a race, even walking! Fast forward to my 30’s, and I ran the 1999 Chicago Marathon with friends. I felt good, started too fast, and as a result, missed my goal time of 4 hours by about 15 minutes.
In my 40’s, after years away from running, I got serious fitness and started running started again. I dropped about 30 pounds, and as I traveled about North America each week for work, I’d always bring the shoes along. Now in my 50’s that habit continues on our journeys.
Starting the Collection
I began my “run collection” in July 2015. I worked for Accenture, and consulting projects took us from Australia to Amsterdam and all-over North America. During a 52 consecutive week period, I ran 52 cities in seven countries and on four continents! It was a hectic 12 months, but a fantastic experience. I was fortunate to repeat that “52 in 52” accomplishment in 2021 as Jean and I traveled in Europe and the Mediterranean. With vaccines, masks, common sense, and luck, we were able to outrun COVID as well.
What’s next? Stay tuned. I’ll post the best runs here!