Runners are to be admired. In my younger days I ran a lot. It was a huge accomplishment when my sister and I reached the milestone of running continuously for one hour.
Heading out from Liberty Park we ran north and uphill to our half-way point before turning around and heading back down. We ran in synch, arms pumping rhythmically with big grins on our red, sweaty faces and feeling a little like Rocky Balboa. Joy is running especially when it’s downhill on the backside of a run. We ran a few races back then but never came in last or first!
Today there are many great race venues although one stands out for the visually stunning surroundings. That would be the Big Sur International Marathon. It begins at Big Sur, California and winds south along Scenic Highway One to Carmel providing dramatic ocean scenery. Whether you run the marathon or one of the many other race distances (including some for kids), you are in for a memorable experience. April 29, 2012 marks the twenty-seventh year. For more information visit Big Sur International Marathon.
“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
Written by Denise @BeBetsy
Denise loves to write words on paper and songs on her piano and guitar. She can find beauty everywhere. She is also editor and co-founder of BeBetsy. Read more...