April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Erika from MCM Mama Runs, and Patty from No-Guilt Life. This week the topic is Dream Races.
I don't use the word dream very often. People always talk about dream jobs, dream schools, dream races. Usually I just do what I want to do and then realize afterwards how much of a dream it was.
I went to Penn for undergrad, USC for my Master's, at USC again for work and also for my doctorate. I would have never set up to say those were dreams of mine before they happen but they are dreams now! They are and were exactly where I wanted and needed to be at the time.
I know many people have certain Disney races on their bucket list as their dream races, and I have been so lucky to run every rundisney race there is. Way back when I said the WDW marathon was one of the only fulls I would ever do and had not even run my first half marathon and now that I have done it along with Dopey Challenge (Expo, 5K, 10K, HALF, and Marathon part 1, Part 2) and Star Wars Rebel Challenge (Expo, 10k + Half), I really do realize now what a dream it all was (and how I am itching to do Dopey again!).
Another "dream race" of mine has been the NYC marathon, I mean look at this picture!! It gives me chills and I am so excited to be running it this November with 50,000 people! The fact that I got in on my first try in the lottery makes this even more of a dream come true.
What other races am I interested in? I actually have a list I keep on my blog, here is My Running Bucket List. I am excited to finally get to start crossing some of these races off of the list!
So how about you? What are some races on your running bucket list? What races do you consider to be a dream?