With several fall races coming up I’ve been trying to do a little race trip planning!
Hartford is pretty easy, it’s not so much a “destination” trip as a trip home. We’ll be staying at my moms house which is about half an hour away from downtown Hartford and we’ll hopefully get to see some friends and family for dinner after the race.
Wine & Dine pretty much feels like it’s on auto-pilot since it’s my 5th year doing this race and because we plan on doing a lot of our eating at the Food & Wine Festival and checking out some of the new places at Disney Springs I haven’t had to do too much planning for that one (although I still need to book flights!).
So, Washington D.C. and the Marine Corps Marathon…
This will be my third race trip down to DC in 2 years and I honestly LOVE it! There is just so much to see and do in DC, I really wish we could spend an entire week down there!
Two years ago my mom and I went down to DC when I ran the Marine Corps Marathon for the first time. It was a quick trip so pretty much everything we did was race related – expo, Runner’s bRUNch and race!
In the spring of 2014, I headed back to DC for the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and this time made sure to plan for plenty of sightseeing!
Daniel, Patrick and I visited The Capitol, checked out a few museums and took a bike tour of the monuments!
It was such a great trip and I’ve been looking forward to going back to DC since!
Unfortunately because of our school/ work schedules Jason and I will only be able to spend a few days in DC and unfortunately all of our “touring” time will be BEFORE the marathon which is on Sunday, so I’ll have to be cautious about not being on my feet too much before the race!
Our hotel has been set for awhile and I finally booked our flights (why are flights SO expensive right now?!?).
We have all day Friday and Saturday to do stuff, but like I said I don’t want to over do it on my legs, so we’re planning on picking 1 or 2 things a day we want to do and then making sure to take breaks in between.
So far I’ve booked us a tour of Arlington Cemetary and we’d definitely like to go to the Holocaust Museum. I’m trying to come up with a few “off feet” things we can do too. Maybe even just bring a book, grab a coffee and hang out at The National Mall reading for awhile?
I’m also SO excited for this trip to see the We Run Disney ladies – my MCM partner in crime, Christine and her mom Pam!
Christine and I ran Marine Corps together 2 years ago (her first marathon!) and I’m so excited to re-unite for our encore performance! (Although I’m super nervous about being able to keep up with her!)
I definitely have a busy fall season of running coming up, but they’re all races I’m really looking forward to not only running, but getting to see lots of running friends at!