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Running Around the World

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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.

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Ready to run…
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… almost there…
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… and the proof!

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.

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The Guys… Max Fermanov and Sven Loberg
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The hardware… Brooklyn 1/2 Marathon 2016

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.

Sydney under the Harbor Bridge in 2015
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Bol Promenade in 2021

What’s next? Stay tuned. I’ll post the best runs here!

Running Bytes from Around the World

Running 2021

Running 2021

What a phenomenal year!  And yes, I am referring to 2021.  For the second time in my life, I “collected runs” from 52 different places in 52 consecutive weeks.  Not bad for a year that included 2 months of downtime for surgery and a host of COVID travel restrictions.… Continue reading →

Running Around the World

The Run Collection

I “collect” runs as we travel.  On the first morning in a new city, I put on the shoes and set out, camera I hand, to explore.  At the end, I have pictures and a route map (in the Nike App for iPhone) to add to my collection; these are my favorite souvenirs!… Continue reading →


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