A few weeks ago I ran my third half marathon. It sounds strange to say because I’ve never considered myself to be a runner. There was a reason why I was on the cheerleading team, not the track team in high school. There was that time though when I was manager of the cross country team during junior year, but that was mainly because a guy I liked was on the team. Priorities right? 8 years later and I’m the one going around the country running the Nike Women’s Half Marathons. Now, for full disclosure: I don’t think it is necessarily for the love of running itself. I’m a goal setter and the sense of accomplishment I feel after completing one is what I run for.
The Nike Women’s Half Marathons are the way to go if you plan on running a half marathon. They are so well produced and take place in cities worth visiting like San Francisco and Washington D.C. Oh and did I mention that this is the race where you get a Tiffany’s necklace? I especially loved this year’s which was a rectangle with the Golden Gate Bridge. At last month’s race there were 25,000 participants including my cousin, Regina, our friend Rose, and myself. It’s such an inspiring atmosphere that I wish everyone could experience. The 13.1 miles itself is breathtaking. San Francisco is such a beautiful and interesting city that the architecture is a great distraction when you’re running for about two and a half hours. The course also goes through Golden Gate Park. It’s early in the morning so there’s a lot of fog, which almost makes the park even cooler to run through.
Leading up to race day we were able to explore San Francisco and even did an accidental 13 mile bike ride the day before over to the Golden Gate Bridge. More on that part of the trip coming soon!
Read about my experience at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in D.C.