The theme for this week's Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia is all about the bucket list race. I've given some thought at different times about where I would love to run. I've toyed with the idea of attempting to BQ (which, if I don't get any slower in the next 30 years, I could totally do by the time I'm 60!) or enter the lottery for Chicago or NYC. At the same time, I've also been realistic about my aversion to huge crowds of people as well as being a little bit of a homebody. With all this in mind, the one race that sits on my bucket list is the Pittsburgh Marathon.
|Courtesy of Pittsburgh Marathon website|
I've also found that races tend to be more fun with friends. Since the race is local, several of us join in the Saturday 5K as a shake-out run followed by spending the afternoon at the expo. And after the race on Sunday, we head to lunch to refuel and relax. We make the most of race weekend!
In addition to those of us running, our families are able to come out and cheer us on. During my marathon in Akron, my wife wasn't able to spectate due to our daughter being too young to be in large crowds. Since this will no longer be the case in May, my wife is already planning the sign is she going to make!
Yes, I know, I'll be crossing it off this May and will then have to find a new bucket list race, but until then, it's going to sit on the list until I hit the finish line.
What is your bucket list race?