Today is Global Running Day!
Running has become such a big part of my life over the past few years, and I’ve gotten to run in some amazing places. So in honor of this most wonderful holiday (and the fact that I can finally run again post-injury!), here are some of my all-time favorite places that I’ve run:
Brooklyn Bridge Park was my local running spot for three years before I moved to London, and the views of Lower Manhattan just can’t be beat. I caught so many great sunsets (and just a few sunrises) there over the years, and it will always hold a special place in my heart!
I went for a 12 mile run along the beach in San Juan while training for the Ottawa Marathon last year, and although it was very hot and humid, making for a difficult run, the scenery was just incredible. Plus we got to relax on the beach after!
Paris just might be my favorite European city. I was supposed to run the Paris Marathon this year but wasn’t able to train due to an IT-band injury. I did however do the I timed “Breakfast Run” 5K the day before, and ran 7 miles of the marathon with two friends who were running. It was a gorgeous day and I was just so grateful to be able to run at all. Running past the Eiffel Tower always gives me a thrill, no matter how many times I’ve done it before!
I taught English in Catania for a year and that’s where I trained for my first 10K and my first half marathon. It gets very hot in the summer, but the path along the harbor is beautiful.
I feel so lucky to be able to run again before I leave London. I wasn’t able to run much this fall and winter, and had to skip a bunch of races I’d signed up for months before, because my IT-band wasn’t healed yet. I still don’t think it’s 100% healed, but it feels good enough to be able to run 3-6 miles at a time, which is plenty to enjoy all the amazing routes in London! I’ll be doing a separate post of my favorite places to run in London.
Happy Global Running Day!
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