I love to run. I love to travel. And after I ran my first marathon in 2007, I thought it would be a great idea to incorporate the two by traveling to another country for a race each year. So far, so good.
In 2008, I visited spectacular Iceland for the Laugavegur Ultra.
In 2009, I traveled to South Africa to run the famous Comrades Marathon.
In 2010, I drove north to beautiful British Columbia for a low-key 50k in the North Vancouver mountains.
In 2011, I trekked south of the equator again to compete in the epic Atacama Crossing in Chile.
It's nice to have an exciting event waiting for me on the calendar. I think it makes training so much more enjoyable when there's even a tab bit more motivation attached to my feet each time I step out on the trail. Not that I really need any extra motivation; I'm still riding the running-high I got back when I ran my first marathon in 2007. :)