Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Brain Exchange Week 2

Jill at Finishing is Winning is asking a question to respond to each Monday. Today's is:

 What are your favorite 3 races? When were they and why are they a favorite?

I love this question but it is a tough one.  I race a lot and have a lot of favorite races but I am going to give it a try!



1. Vermont City Marathon - 2004  This was my first marathon and it is an awesome race.   Your spectators can see you again and again.  In this race I noticed the people who had come to cheer me on before they saw me each time. Everyone commented on how happy I looked. Believe me for most of it I was.






                                                                                                                                          2.  Stowe 8 Miler - I don't know if I would pick a particular year. I just like this race.  It is a loop and I love loops.  I like the fact that it is somewhat of an unusual distance. It is always a well attended race and when you set out you are part of a large group of runners and I get that rush when I am surrounded by runners with some common goals.  This last year I got to race it with my daughter.  It is always in July and can be very hot but it is such a scenic course the heat can be forgiven.

3.  I need to choose a half marathon because I love half marathons.  I really enjoyed the Hampton Half which I ran this February.  It was a beautiful course with a lot of it along the ocean!  It is fairly flat.  I loved it because I did not slow down my last 3 miles which I am apt to do.  See race report here.


Oh it is so hard to stop at 3.  It is more unusual for me to not like a race than to like one.  What causes me to not like a race - generally disorganization!

I just saw that Jill did Honorable Mention.  Awesome Idea.

Honorable Mention: Archie Post 5 Miler, Great Castle Road Race, Hudson Mohawk Marathon, All Women and One Lucky Guy Half Marathon

Okay time to quit!

17 comments:

onelittletrigirl said...

Thanks for playing!!!!

I love hearing about different races, which clearly help prompt the question!!

Julie said...

I enjoyed reading this too!! I also like to hear where other people run and what races rank up there as the good ones:) What a great idea to post pictures too!! Fun post:)

Anne said...

Glad you decided to play along...I can't wait to have my first race under my belt :)

Molly said...

I love how you had to cut yourself off from listing more races, you rock chickie.

Meg said...

I'm intrigued by the All Women and One Lucky Guy half-marathon. How funny!

MCM Mama said...

Those all sound like some great races!

Jill said...

Love this post and your new picture!

Johann said...

You certainly love your races. Thanks for sharing this. I also have problems picking my favorites.

Suzy said...

Great list!! Love the new picture as well.

Teamarcia said...

THose all look so great and so do you!

Tara said...

Wow girl, you've done a lot of racing! I've only done one race in the last 10 years, so I couldn't even play if I tried. :)

Marlene said...

I am a race ADDICT and have so many favourites! Great list you have there.

One of my all-time favourite races was the Wine Country Run... we ran through vineyards in Niagara Wine Country tasting wine along the way!

Katie A. said...

You like to race like me! Love it! And I love to read race reports almost as much! You should review some of them on the marathon race finder thingy - I can't remember the address though! Ha!

Michelle said...

Great pictures! I love your new blog pic!

Robin said...

I love, love, love seeing your race pics! Also, it's really that hot in your neck of the woods in July?? I wouldn't have thought so. Oh, and I almost forgot - LOVE your new header picture. I really like how you change them frequently. Your 'brand' is your changing photo. :-)

HUGS from Orlando... and THANKS for the vote on More.com!! I really appreciate it (and you!)

robin

I Run for Fun said...

Great pics. You do look happy! I was grimacing during my marathon.
They all sound like great races. I should try the Hamptons Half...I love running by the beach.

Keri said...

You have great race pictures! I have to say my favorite marathon was my first as well!