We've heard of the destination wedding. Travel someplace - typically a warm-weather beachy location - to get married. I actually intend to do this someday, because I think it'd be more fun than a regular old wedding. And it won't put me in
debt too much debt. And I'll get a nice tan. Ok, back to topic posted above. Destination Running.
I think there are two types of destination running:
Type 1: Travel to a location to then go running at that location.
Type 2: Run to a location of interest. Then run back.
I've never done Type 1 Destination Running, but I bet it'd be fun. Imagine traveling to Florida or California to do some beach running. Or to the mountains to do some good altitude training. Note to self: add Type 1 Destination Running to the bucket list.
I have however done plenty of Type 2 Destination Running. Sometimes, in the various places I have lived in the past few years, I have run from my apartment to the gym, and then back. But that is no fun, so let's talk about a better destination run. Like these...
When I lived in Hoboken/NYC, some weekend mornings I would run to Central Park. The run paused at Whole Foods in Columbus Circle, where I would get a blueberry bagel. Mmm, blueberry bagels. Then I'd run back to Hoboken. Or, when the weather got warmer, I did a couple ice cream destination runs. Yep. Mister Softee himself. Mmm, I miss Mister Softee. Just a warning though - sometimes it's kinda tough to run after you eat ice cream. Walk it off a little first.
Whew, now to the present. This past week, we had some oppressive heat here in NY. We are not used to this sort of thing up here. I mean, it snows in May here. So when the temperature surpassed the 90 degree mark a few days in a row, I knew what I was doing. A Type 2 Destination Run to 7-Eleven. For a slurpee! Yay!!
Does anyone else out there every do destination runs? Which type? Where do you go?