When you think of the Northeast a lot of things may come to mind….but when someone asked me what I would do with a trip to Connecticut all I could think was RUN!!! I think they should adopt the slogan “Connecticut is for Runners”.
Can you imagine the throngs of us that would converge upon this state simply because of that title! Anyhow my real thought about running here is two fold: Fall foliage and cooler temperatures!! That’s right two things that are not happening in Miami any time soon.
One of my favorite times is early morning before the world has started to wake up…where the only sound is my running shoes crunching through the leaves. Then as the sun starts to rise the world begins to glow with the oranges, yellows and reds of fall…it’s these special magical moments that have embedded running in my heart.
All right so to enjoy these epic colors, my ideal time of year for a visit would be during the fall…which is of course abundant with race options!!
Sat, Sep 15 Gulf Beach Half Marathon & 5K
Sat, Sep 22 Hogs Back Half Marathon
Sun, Sep 23 Washington Depot Dash Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Sun, Sep 23 Niantic Bay Half Marathon & 5K
Sat, Oct 6 YES Trail Series 5K, Half Marathon, 50K - OHH perfect chance for my first trail race
Sun, Oct 7 Coastal Lighthouse Run 5K/10K
Sat, Oct 13 ING Hartford Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay - this one is on Mom’s birthday think she’d be game for a relay?
Don’t get me wrong, once I get my sweat on my ideal vacation would then include being fully pampered at a spas with views of the Long Island Sound...you can take the girl out of Miami, but she still craves water. I checked out the “Rest and Relaxation” section of the Connecticut Tourism site to find there are a ton of places we can hit up after the race that both David and I will love; bridges, beaches, little towns, hiking…and yes right back to that spa by the sea. Do you plan dream vacations in your head? Am I the only crazy one who involves running in a dream vacation?
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I am grateful for beautiful tree lined streets that inspire amazing thoughts and quick feet.