Friday, February 22, 2013

Fitness Friday: There's No Place Like Home

The high school where I work is performing The Wizard of Oz. Last Saturday evening two of the kids, my husband and I went to see it. It was an amazing show and the student talent is out of this world!


from GHS Music on Facebook

Now, I'm not writing a musical recap, but the theme There's No Place Like Home has stayed with me since that night. It has been seven months since I was home to see my family and friends. Naturally, I miss them.

In May I will be going home to Cincinnati for a quick weekend visit and to run the Flying Pig Half Marathon. Even though I lived all those years in Ohio, I never participated in this event. My running adventures started about two years before I moved and they were small. My "big" race back then was this 10K and nothing at all like the 13.1 mile course I will be facing.



I love that I can combine running with a family visit. Unfortunately, my dad no longer lives in Cincinnati, so I have to make a trip to Florida to see him (yes, I HAVE to!). Lucky for me, that trip starts on Monday. 

Do you ever combine travel, family, and fitness?


  

10 comments:

  1. I so want to run that race one day... it's on my list. Yes. combining runs and vacations or family time is ALWAYS a must.

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  2. I am from Pittsburgh and my parents live there but the timing of the Pittsburgh marathon NEVER fits with my schedule, sadly. However, last weekend, I made it a fun get-away weekend with the boyfriend and we hit up Austin, TX. I ran 26.2, he biked and sometimes hopped in to check on me :)

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  3. I'll be there too! Hopefully my (still in the works) plans for a 13 in 2013 meet up will happen! I"m planning another trip to Florida in Nov. Hey, what do you know, there happens to be a marathon the same weekend I'm planning on going :)

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  4. Have fun! :) Hubby and I used to travel a lot for races but now as parents we have only done 1 family marathon trips.

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  5. Good luck in your Flying Pig Half! I am actually running the full, I have never done that one before but I figure any race with a name like that has got to be fun!

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  6. Good luck at the Flying Pig. I am running the full marathon. The race is day 2 of our 5 day vacation in Cincinnati. We are going to Kings Island and a Reds game while we are there.

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  7. Awesome! Good luck to you too. I spent so much time at KI as a kid and still try to go to a game when I'm home in the summer!

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  8. LOL! Good luck to you too!

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  9. Race-cations are the best! I'll be looking for meet up into ;)

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  10. Would you sport a pig's tail? or nose? I believe you've done bunny ears ;)

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