My Latest Runcation: Atlanta, GA

My most recent runcation (as I have dubbed them) was my trip to Atlanta, GA for the Craft Classic Half Marathon. This post is not a review of the race. If you would like to read my race review, check it out here. Instead this post is about the weekend my fiancé and I had in a city we have never visited before.

We flew out Thursday because as she likes to do, she wanted to tour the city. In fact it is getting to the point where I think she forgets we do these trips for races and not just touring a new city. I say that because days before the trip when we were discussing our plans she said to me: “oh yeah, you have that run on Saturday.” Yes, that run is on Saturday…….you know…..the reason we are traveling.

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My Latest Runcation: Buffalo, NY

My most recent runcation was my trip to Buffalo, NY for the Buffalo Marathon. This post is not a review of the race. If you would like to read my race review, check it out here. Instead this post is about the weekend my fiancé and I had in a city (and country) we have never visited before.

The trip started very early Friday morning. We hit the road at 6:30 AM. Luckily she chose to drive (her car and gas is company paid for) so I could clear the morning grogginess without having to control a vehicle. I am not much of a morning person.

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My Chicago Marathon Weekend

This is not a review of the Chicago Marathon race I ran. For that, you can go here. This is a recap of the amazing weekend I spent in Chicago while completing my first marathon.

This past weekend was the Chicago Marathon, and for me, my very first time visiting Chicago. Since I had never been before I scheduled my trip from Saturday to Tuesday. I wanted a few days post marathon to explore the city, but more importantly, get my legs right after running my first ever marathon.

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Our Hotel

I am lucky to be surrounded by a great support system as far as running goes so I was not the only one headed there. My girlfriend, parents and parents two friends all came with me. We flew out Saturday morning and landed in Chicago by Saturday afternoon. The girlfriend and I checked into our hotel and immediately headed towards the runners expo.

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