Happy Friday! I have been absent for a couple of weeks, but not because I wanted to be! I was moving to a new hosting provider, and the migration was not as easy as I had hoped it would be. I’m thinking some of you fellow Bloggers can feel my pain, right?
The really bad part is that I lost ALL of my Blog subscribers! The number of subscribers I had using the plugin from Jetpack is now a big fat zero, and I don’t have all of the email addresses to get in touch & let people know 🙁 So here I go again with an attempt to grow traffic from scratch. SIGH…
Today I am linking up with Mar on the Run, Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, and Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?? for their DC Trifecta FRIDAY FIVE LINK UP.
The theme this week is “Five Places I’d Like To Run.” I’m excited to join this link-up for the FIRST TIME!
Without further delay, here are the Five Places I’d Like to Run!!
1) Vancouver, Canada – The Lululemon SeaWheeze Half Marathon
Image from SeaWheeze Half Marathon
This Half Marathon sounds AMAZING! I saw pics from runners who ran this last year, and the views were incredible. As if the scenery weren’t inspiring enough, there is pre-run yoga & an after-run festival. This run is most definitely on my bucket list. Has anyone run this half? Does anyone want to??? 🙂
2) The Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half-Marathon
Image from http://destinationraces.com/
13.1 miles of running through vineyards and then wine at the end? I’m SOLD! But so are a lot of other folks … this race sells out FAST! Haven’t been quick enough to get a spot yet, but I’m going to keep trying.
3. Patagonia, Argentina
I’m a sucker for gorgeous views, lemme tell you. Nothing puts a smile on my face like a run while taking in something amazing! Patagonia, Argentina is #7 on the list of 100 Places to See Before You Die. It’s on my list too! Just … WOW!
4. Springtime in Tokyo, when the Cherry Blossoms are in Bloom
Photo courtesy of El Scrapeo via Flickr
Aoyama Cemetary, Tokyo
My husband took this photo, and though I have visited Tokyo a few times I have not had the pleasure of being there during that precious week when the Cherry Blossoms or sakura are at their finest. Peak season is mid-March, though you can find a more precise schedule from year-to-year posted by the Japan Weather Association! These are my FAVORITE flowers — such a delicate pink. I can’t imagine a better backdrop for a run!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
5) Zakynthos Island, Greece
And once again, that gorgeous turquoise water has caught my eye!! Though the rugged terrain may make for a tough run, what a prize at the end when you get to relax and enjoy the view from this beautiful beach! I think I’ll just close my eyes and pretend I’m there for a few minutes now 😉
SO TELL ME …
Have you ever run in one of the places? Make me jealous & tell me ALL about it in the comments, please!!
What are some of the places you dream of running? And if you aren’t in to running, how about beautiful places on your Bucket List to see someday?
Have a great weekend, everyone!