My father, who qualified and ran multiple Boston Marathons, as well as over 125 other marathons, was a runner. While I have completed one marathon and multiple half-marathons, I am not a runner in the way that he was. Though I enjoy getting out and breathing fresh air on a run, for me running is generally just one of the activities I practice in my quest to stay physically healthy.
However, my interest and enthusiasm for running increases exponentially when I have the chance to do so in a new environment. Traveling, for pleasure and business, provides opportunities to see and experience my surroundings in new ways.
Over the last few years I have had the chance to break out of the familiar environment in the high desert of Arizona and run along the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii and Guam, over rolling hills and through wine country in California’s Central Coast, on cool, wet mornings in urban areas in Germany, and most recently, in Western Australia.
Wherever your travels may take you, be ready to lace ’em up and take in a new environment. Stay fit and live well, my friends.