“America- The Beautiful”…Throwback Thursday Half Marathons

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This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. ~Theodore Roosevelt

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. ~Hamilton Fish

Image South Kingstown, Rhode Island

“The Ocean’s Run Half Marathon”

Image Chambersburg, PA

“Chambersburg Half Marathon”

Image Sleepy Hollow, NY

“Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon”

Image Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

“Ithaca Skunk Cabbage Classic Half Marathon and 10k”

Image Inner Harbor- Syracuse, NY

“Syracuse Half Marathon”

Image Greencastle, PA

“Flannery’s Pub Run Half Marathon”

Image Delaware Canal, PA

Buck’s County Challenge “Delaware Canal Half Marathon and Marathon”

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Brunswick, Maine

“Race The Runways- Half Marathon, 5k and 1 mile” 

 

 

ImageImageImage Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

“Rehoboth Seashore Half Marathon and Marathon”

ImageImageWaitsfield, Vermont

“Mad Half Marathon and Marathon”

ImageImageDeRuyter, NY

“Tromptown Half Marathon and 5k”

Image Utica, NY   Erie Canal

Distance Half Of Fame Half Marathon

ImageImageImage  Gettysburg, PA

“Gettysburg Blue Gray Half Marathon”

“Gettysburg North South Marathon”

ImageImageImage Franklin Park Zoo- Boston Massachusetts

“B.A.A. Half Marathon and Distance Medley Series” …yes!!!  You run through the zoo

ImageImage Freeport, Maine

“Freeport Maine Half Marathon”

ImageRockford Park- Wilmington, Delaware

“Run For The Buds Half Marathon”

ImageImageImage Lake Placid, NY

“Lake Placid Half Marathon, Marathon, and Ironman”

ImageImageImage Schroon Lake

“Schroon Lake Half Marathon and Marathon”

ImageImageJamesville Beach, Jamesville, NY

Syracuse Ironman 70.3 Half Marathon Relay Leg

ImageImageImageImageFinger Lakes National Forest- Hector, NY

Finger Lakes Fifties 25k and 50k (I did not count this as a half marathon but this was an awesome Trail run that was longer than a half”

 

There are just a few of the places I have been throughout my travels running…I hope you like them and consider these races too!!!!!

 

 

 

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Skipper That! “Confession Tuesday”

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“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself.  Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and give in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports award.” – George Matthew Adams

ImageThe infamous Rhodes 19…Little Sacandaga Lake (Adirondacks)

     I realize I am a little late with this, but I forgot to do my confession Friday.  I miss sailing.  I love sailing and I think about it often.  This is my problem in life.  I cannot just pick one thing and love it the most.  I love too many things.  I miss sailing this boat.  I remember the days when the wind would pick up and I would drop whatever I was doing and want to go for a sail.  Whether it be a sunfish, Rhodes 19, or even just a boat, I loved being out on the water. 

Image  A Hobie Cat….Wowwwwwwwwww!!!!!

Hope they have a rig kit!

 

     So what is my confession?  If you could go back in time, this might be the one thing I could change.  I was working at LeMoyne College one day after I graduated.  I go back there and help sometimes.  A lady found out I was into sailing and I was pretty small.  She wanted me to be on her Hobie racing team.  The idea of being on a Hobie trapeze horrified me.  I told her I was happy she asked but I turned down her offer…I could hit myself now!  I wonder how much fun that would have been.  I think that seeing a Hobie tip and they did not have a kit to flip themselves back up.  They were out there for hours. 

 

     So the moral of the story is I miss sailing and I am going to hopefully take lessons.  I found some lessons on Skaneateles Lake for $40 an hour.  I will take it.  It isn’t that I do not know how to raise a jib or get the main sail ready, but I need to just have a refresher.  Maybe someday I will be able to afford my own sailboat.  That would be exciting.  Sure, I love a row or a kayak, but sailing feels wonderful….

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There is nothing like a good swim off of a sail boat too!  I have to not be alone though…otherwise I might lose the boat.  I am not very good at anchoring a boat!!!