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May 11, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada! Though we live in the city we have a northern cabin so my running adventures had included encounters with all sorts of animals. Running into a pack of wolves on December 31, 2019 was one of the most memorable and I think it was also a sign of what was to come ;) Lucky for me the encounter had a safe ending. But I love running in the trees and paths up there.

I can't wait to race again as the energy of events is so wonderful. I also have some hikes in South America planned with my best friend when it is safe to do so.

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I am from Seattle Washington I would love to do a race in Italy when it's possible I think we are all getting back to normal I've done 2/2 marathons in the last 2 weeks in they went extremely well and unhappy with that let's just keep opening up in racing even if we have to do covert restrictions but we need to get back to racing Myrtle racing is great for training that motivates people but we want to get together and let's go

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May 10, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Not sure the one place I would choose to go, but my child is attending college in Wales (the country) this fall, so I hope to do a little running there while I am helping her settle in.

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May 10, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Madeira Beach, FL (This year's #9 beach according to TripAdvisor). I do all of my training on the sand. Makes running a race on hard ground easy. I'm taking the plunge and doing my first marathon - The Marine Corps Marathon in D.C. - OOHRAH! As a former Marine I can't wait. There has got to Marines running it formation. I would love to fall in behind a platoon and sing cadence with them.

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I've actually run the MCM before! Back in the late 90s, it was raining but it was a great day. Marines were out at each aid station, and they were incredible about keeping all the runners pumped up. There was a Marine I remember who ran it in his boots, carrying a USMC flag for the entire 26.2 miles. You'll love it, I'm sure.

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Wow, I'm jealous. Sounds like a great time. Hope there are some platoon running in formation. I'll slip right in behind them!

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May 10, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Bethany, CT which is near New Haven. Top of my list is to do more races in Britain but I'd also like to do more all over our beautiful country. New Mexico, Hawaii, Maine, California, Virginia....hard to choose, especially after reading the comments below.

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May 10, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Little old Rockwall TX, just east of Dallas. I’ve always wanted to dive the Great Barrier Reef, but since being on Strava and seeing all the beautiful pictures people post of their running in Australia, I’d like to go there for a run as well.

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May 9, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Coral Springs (near Fort Lauderdale) FL ... I’d like to run a half at Niagara Falls ... and one in Bermuda.

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May 9, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Portland, Oregon. I'd love to go to Iceland, and loose myself on a trek for a couple of weeks. Just the land and sky, with no schedule or technology to bog me down.

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I hail from Pasadena, CA and if all goes well, I will do the Great Ocean Road half marathon in Melbourne, Australia in 2022.

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120 km east of Gdansk. Slupsk, Poland.

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I am in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and I would really like to visit Sequoia National Park! The idea of seeing trees that have been around for millennia is fascinating to me.

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May 9, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Been there once 26 years ago ... well worth the visit ... visit Yosemite National Parrk, too.

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

In London Kentucky, would really like to spend some time at the beach later this year.

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I'm in SF now. I'd love to visit Taiwan and Singapore!

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Maryland, just outside of D.C. :) - living with my Grandpa for a season, which has been super sweet! - Sooner than later, I hope to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium (California) and the surrounding area. It is one of my "Global Top 10s"! I love that place. Once international travel opens up (and I have enough money), I might try joining a National Geographic or REI tour. I haven't tried either, but their advertising looks cool and they are both reputable companies. One of my recently-added-to-the-bucket-list trips is walking the Camino de Santiago. :)

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I just googled "Camino de Santiago" and it looks AMAZING! How fun/fascinating would that be?

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Williamston, Michigan (just east of Lansing). Hope to travel to Alaska and specifically spend a few days in Denali National Park. We were supposed to do an Alaskan cruise last year and do Denali, but the cruise got canceled. We will forego the cruise portion, and just travel around Alaska sight seeing 🙂

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live just outside of Denver in Thornton. I want to finish my challenge to run a half in every state. To be honest, the places I want to go are where I have friends and family who are immune compromised. They have been so careful and isolated and I miss them so much. Just to WALK in a park with them would give me that running high. ❤️

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I’m also running 50 half marathons. Just started before COVID hit, so not far along. How many have you run so far?

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I am about 28 states in. My favorites...Missoula, MT, Bridgehampton, NY, Rock N Roll Vegas and Bird in Hand, PA. What about you?

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28 is solid! I have only 3 states: the Asheville half in NC, the Tallahassee half in FL, and a few in SC. I had the GA one scheduled for 2020, but it was cancelled.

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Had to defer Savannah for Seattle and that got cancelled so somehow I figured I would do Savannah in Nov. ugh... I am so out of shape right now! Good luck!

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May 8, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Nordland WA [Marrowstone Island]. Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Peru!! The pandemic has this trip postponed twice and then finally canceled.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I'm in Newport Oregon. I would love to see Italy.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Berkeley CA. One place I’d love to go is the island of Coll in Scotland to participate in their half marathon.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, the colonial capital where it’s always 1775. We have an enthusiastic running community with races, now live, covid-careful, events almost every weekend.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I'm in Denver - moved here 2 years ago and love it! Really want to run in some races at sea level to leverage all the mile-high running I'm doing here. 😂 For travel, I'm planning on Hawaii at the end of the summer! France and Italy would be nice too but will have to wait at least another year!

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Anita, come down to Nevada and do the Run Laughlin half with me in December :)

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I love Denver too! I went there for a conference for work a few years ago, and I was blown away by how great the city was. I'd been there about 20 years earlier, and the ways in which it had grown and developed (especially the downtown) were just amazing. If I was graduating from college today and wanted to pick a place to move, it would be at the top of my list. Where in Hawaii are you planning to go?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Singapore! Looking forward to travel - even if it's just over the border in nearby Malaysia (3 km from my house) - I'd be excited. I've even left my house with my passport and run to, and then in, Malaysia, just for fun.

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Wow! So you could actually do an international run every day if you wanted?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Yep, easily! But what's more fun is doing a long bike ride there, like a 120km loop.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

North Bergen, New Jersey less then 2 miles from Hoboken. I run to Hoboken and along the beautiful waterfront a few times a week. I haven’t been to NYC since February 2020 but I see her majestic skyline all the time.

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I grew up in Northern NJ, but started running after I moved away. Any half marathons in NJ you’d recommend?

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Where are you now? I run races in NYC and Philly more often then NJ. I just signed up for the NJ half marathon in October in Long Branch. Things are opening up slowly around here.

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Charleston, SC. I want to run a half in each state. Maybe I’ll do Long Branch in 2022!

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Lucky!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in Destin , Florida. I received my 2nd vaccine early February so 3 weeks later I headed to New York to visit my son who lives there. I’m headed back there again in a few weeks with my whole family. Other than myself my son hasn’t seen any family in over a year!!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I've been in Tampa, Florida for a long time and have done some traveling but now that travel is opening back up, I'd love to run in and visit Italy. On another note, my friends and I are putting together a trip to Scotland for golf. There will be some running involved also.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in Atlanta. Since I’m no longer working , I’ve been able to spend a good part of the year in Highlands, NC, which has been amazing. Looking forward to taking my 6 year old on a road trip to NYC and NE this summer

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We're going to be in Highlands in a few weeks! 😃

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Nice! It’s finally warming up there!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I’m in the Phoenix - AZ area, recently moved from Columbus - OH in 2019. It has certainly been an adjustment moving to the desert :)!

I’m looking forward to going back to Aruba - it’s a beautiful/small Caribbean island that’s not in the hurricane zone and the weather is relatively the same year round!

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I moved to Tucson for a while from the northeast. Loved it!

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I just did the Saguaro Trail Half Marathon in Tucson - it’s so pretty there!

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I was just in Arizona for the Havasu Half Marathon a few weeks ago, where you there? I will be back for the Run Laughlin half in Dec. I am ok with visiting Arizona but too hot for me to live there ;)

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Hi Gavin - I wasn’t there but I have that one my list to do. I hear it is so beautiful there! I haven’t heard about the Laughlin Half - I’ll look it up! Thank you for the tip!

It is hot here and I learned to slow it down when it heats up here!

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maybe i will see you there there is a 16 dollar off special this week that was just announced today, code is MMMMBEER www.runlaughlin.com

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Aruba is lovely!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Moving from Evansville, IN, to Newburgh, IN - a whole 15 min away! We have been in a downtown condo for nearly 14 years and wanted to get back to a home. I would get on a plane in a quick minute and go to Yosemite.

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I'd love to go to Yosemite too! Have you ever been/camped/gone hiking there?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I did the Yosemite Half in 2016. It was just outside the park at Bass Lake and spectacular. It was in the fall and we did a walking tour with a guide from the Ansel Adams studio. She showed how to focus the best shots. We got some awesome pictures of the mountains’ reflections in the lake.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

From Tigard, OR, about 10 miles from Portland. Walking an in person 5k tomorrow! First in person in over a year!

I would love to go to Scotland, been on my list for a very long time!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Currently in Charleston, SC. Looking forward to finishing the camper renovation and visiting family and national parks all over the place!

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Love running over that bridge!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Yes! It's the closest thing we have to hills around here. I ran my first half in Asheville, NC in the mountains, and I trained for it by running back and forth over that bridge every weekend for a couple of months. It's beautiful!

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It is! Several years ago I got to run the Cooper River Bridge Run -- such a fun race.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I know! When I ran it in 2018, I remember lining up in our corrals at oh-dark-thirty, and there was already a DJ and a dance party in the parking lot of the Dunkin Donuts. Then during the race, bands every 1/2 mile ... and so many costumes! I'll always remember running that race along side four Ghostbusters and the Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Originally from Vermont, home of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon. Now live in Cabot, Arkansas a bit n.e. of Little Rock. Great biking, hiking and running trails here in the Natural State. My favorite is the lengthy AR River Trail and beyond.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I am in Northeast Ohio near Cleveland. It is a great area for runners with lots of park trails and a strong running community. Right now the places I most want to go are Germany (Berlin), England (London), and Japan (Tokyo) to get stars 3 through 5 in my Abbott 6 star journey. Boston will be last as I will likely need to run for a charity to get into that one. Berlin was supposed to be last year and we deferred this year to next since they cancelled Oktoberfest which was going to be the second half of our trip (bucket list item for the hubby). Beyond that, there are so many places I would like to go see and some that I've been to and want to return to again and again.

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Love the marathon majors enthusiasm!!! Have you ever run the Towpath Trail races?

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I ran a Towpath 10K in the fall a few years ago and have done quite a few training runs on various sections of it. In January we signed up for Full On CVNP which is a collection of 24 trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park which part of the towpath runs through, many of the single track technical trails. This has allowed me to see parts of the park I didn't know were there.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Wise River, Montana, about half a mile from the Bighole River. My job doesn't give me time to travel, but if I could step into a transporter and beam myself somewhere it would Iceland to see the volcano currently erupting. Of course that would change if my daughter and her family move back to Australia. If that happens I guess I would want to go Down Under.

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That's not far from where my wife and I honeymooned! (We went to Triple Creek Ranch). Have you always lived in Montana? I remember seeing mountains as far as I could see.

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Yeah, we're just over the mountains from Darby, maybe a seventy miles, which is a hop, skip and a jump by standards out here. Born and raised here in the Bighole Valley, and with any luck it's where I'll end my days, too.

Most of Western Montana is mountainous, though nothing like Colordado or even Idaho, but the eastern two thirds of th estate is sandstone bluffs and badlands. Pretty, but not in th esame way as the western part.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Still in Redmond WA. Sitting on the fence waiting to move when the rental moratorium ends. Rent prices here in the Seattle/EastSide area keep going up and up. I do like it here, but would love to move out of the area to a place that is more temperate. SLO, CA(San Luis Obisbo ) and Morro Bay) are the love of my life. . . right along the ocean. The beaches are fun to run, but not the beautiful dunes like you get in Florida. . . more like rocks with sand in between. It is a Mediterranean Climate, so one can garden all year long which is my other favorite hobby. I have my eye on City to the Sea Half (SLO to Pismo Beach). Seems to me it is in November.

There are too many places in the world I would like to visit! Perhaps Genoa, Italy as I have relatives there, ( I'm half Italian ), but that is pretty limiting. New Zealand looks good, as does all of Europe. I've visited lots of places on pilgrimage, conferences and cruises. Truth is, there is no place like home!

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We love Pismo Beach! Been there & camped on the beach a couple of times! Great little town. Can’t wait to get back there.

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We lived not too far from Pismo when I was about 3 years old. I guess it sort of stuck in my mind. :)

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So true! I had the chance once to drive by myself along the Pacific Coast Highway and parts of coastal California, between L.A. and San Francisco, and got to stop in Pismo Beach. It was just lovely.

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Isn't it! I love that part of California. It reminds me of the 1970s with the laid back lifestyle and the craftsmen. Monterey used to be that way, but I haven't been there in years.

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Brooklyn, New York! Originally from Cambridge, MA. One place I'd love to visit (and walk/run?) is Scotland's West Highland Way!

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Brooklyn in the house! i grew up there and my wife grew up near Cambridge :)

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Okay I just Googled it and it looks just breathtaking. It even has its own website! (which you probably already knew) https://www.westhighlandway.org/

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Canton, Ohio. Home of the NFL Hall of Fame. Last Sunday was the HOF Marathon. Lot of fun racing in that! Set a PR 🙌 I have the Indianapolis Marathon to look forward to in the fall. Hopes for next year would be to race in Maine somewhere

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How awesome is that?! 🙌 Way to go.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Monterey Park, CA. Suburb of the vast L.A. County.

I have been listening to a bunch of British detective novels that take place all over England/Scotland and I really want to go see what they describe.

Washington D.C. if the Marine Corps Marathon is live rather than virtual.

Baja California, specifically the lagoons in February so I can touch a Grey Whale!!!

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May 10, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I love to watch the British shows on TV like Father Brown, Midsommer Murders, Doc Martin, etc. and would love to visit the areas where they are filmed. Planning to do another race over there as an excuse to go. Actually, do I need an excuse? :)

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How about Granchester?! I have read about all those places and the descriptions are so enticing!

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May 10, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Yes, Grantchester too!

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MCM was my first two marathons when i lived in the area, great event. Now i live in Long Beach. Hope to see you at event around here, i am doing the BRA Run 5/13K in August - which is on the water near LAX in August

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I love running in Long Beach. I did a virtual marathon in November 2020 and ran from my house in Monterey Park, to the Rio Hondo Bike Trail which meets up with the L.A. River bike trail and I ended in Long Beach. My daughter lives there too! When it’s really hot here, I drive there to run.

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Fingers crossed for a live marine corp marathon this year

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Sooke, British Columbia (on the southern tip of Vancouver Island west of Victoria) Next summer my buddy Ernie and I plan on taking a 50th anniversary trip around Europe. We went in 1972 to the Olympics in Munich, Germany. Ernie has been back dozens of times, me only once. Frank Shorter won the Olympic marathon that year. Mark Spitz won seven gold medals. Lassie Viren from Finland won the 5,000 and 10,000 metres. Olga Korbut won three gold medals. Germany was of course divided in two.

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Wow!!! That trip sounds amazing!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

A bit NW of Boston MA, so I'm a "Runnah", not a runner. 😉

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As I read your post I heard a Boston accent in my head! Love it!!! 😄

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I’m on the big island of Hawaii. I’ve been trying to go on the Camino de Santiago in Spain for a long time. The trip has been canceled three times. Hopefully 2022 will be the year.

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I LOVED Spain!!!! I did not do Camino de Santiago, but have read about it. I entered Spain by train from Southern France, though my route was coastal, but if what I saw is any indication, it must be a marvelous trip. I hope you get to do it!

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Mahalo. I hope so too. 🌺

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Davis, CA. Was just talking with my girl this morning about when I might get back to Africa... Closer to home, it's time to start returning to Monterey to dive, and maybe get a run along the shoreline...

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Birmingham, Alabama! We went to Florence and Rome, Italy a few years ago. I ran in Florence and watched the sun come up and the city come alive! It was amazing watching the people dressed in working clothes walking, scooters, cars flying by and listening to the language! My husband and tour guide was concerned I was out running alone. But I love running in new places and really treasure that experience! Also have been to Paris but felt like it was too Americanized!! Planning a trip in four years to Australia for our 50th wedding anniversary❤️

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Love experiencing a new place via a run. What a great way to celebrate 50 years!! Went there in 2019 but didn't run - I took the kids by myself and thought that might not be the best parenting move should something happen 😆 - but that would've been amazing. Side note - they have the most beautiful currency!

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Florence sounds amazing!!

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I live in sunny central Florida where in the summer it's HOT & HUMID every day... Even though I only live 1 to 2 hours away from either coast, my dream is to live on a dune overlooking the ocean. To me, the sound of the waves is calming and the ocean breezes keep you cool... So if anyone wants to donate to my dream I'm all in ...LOL ... And one of the best things, is I can run 365 days without a winter coat and boots...

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In Fort Lauderdale area ... just did virtual half here ... all I can say is, “It’s getting hot ... and humid ... down here,

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I think it's HOT EVERYWHERE in Florida right now. My air condition broke and needs to be replaced. Spent the better part of two days in the attic getting ready for the new unit. After spending hours in a hot attic my runs felt much cooler... Thought they were doing live runs in south Florida... There are two live 5 & 10K's next month I plan on

doing... Can't wait for the races this fall... Plan on doing all four Disney runs in Jan if they have it...I've done a 5/10/and half marathon in three straight days... The marathon I'll run to finish.. no PR..

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I just moved here in January so I’m planning on doing it next year!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

In ATL and I love travel, but I had such a travel intensive year leading up to the pandemic (had a goal to visit all 50 states before turning 50 so in the final months of 2019 I spent 36 hours in Alaska, ran a half in Idaho (loved this!!) and went to Paris for my DEC bday) that after a year+ with my family of 5, all

of whom are awesome and fun, btw) I mostly just want to be in the house alone 😂

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What a year that must have been! (And I hear you about hanging around the house 😂!)

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The most fun and exhausting year, but grateful I could do it and it's such a gift and an education to travel to see other parts of the country and world!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Biloxi Ms. I would go to Africa/Egypt and the Antarctic. The two continents left to visit on my bucket list.

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Would love to go to Egypt to see the pyramids but with the social unrest probably will never happen...

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Me too.

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I would too! (To both of those.) I've been to South Africa before, but I'd absolutely love to visit Egypt someday. Have you ever run the Mississippi Gulf Coast Half (or Marathon)?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I live in Las Vegas, NV. If I could go anywhere, I’d go to Italy. I’ve always wanted to go there. My hubby served a mission there for our church for 2 years when he was younger & still speaks Italian pretty fluently. He’s never been back. I’d take him & sight see & eat all of the yummy food, plus get some runs in!

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I was just in LV a cpl weeks ago, going back to that area for the Run Laughlin half in December, see you there?

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Maybe! Let me see how my fall goes. 👍🏼

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You could always buy one of those houses they're selling for a $1... Problem is, most need a roof and walls...

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I've never been either, Corrina, and it's somewhere I've always wanted to go, ever since I saw a concert Sting did (on TV) from his house in Tuscany. Everything just looks amazing there.

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

From the Seattle area (Cascade foothills actually), based in Berlin for the past 10 years, top of the travel goals list when the world reopens are places like Lofoten, Iceland and the Faroes for hiking and kayaking adventures, and someday more remote destinations like New Zealand and maybe the Kurils :)

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I am going to Seattle to run the Jack n Jill marathon in July, any tips for my visit :)

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May 9, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

not sure what all has reopened at this point, but generally I'd say, definitely get some kayaking in - one great place is Agua Verde in the U District, they rent kayaks and are an amazing Mexican restaurant to boot. If you have time to visit the San Juan Islands, kayaking there is brilliant too. and try and get some hiking in, either in the Cascades or the Olympics, July is a great time for it :) and coffee of course! places like Ladro, Sound & Fog, etc. normally I'd say live music but I'm not sure what will be available, maybe some small open air stuff in parks by then, don't know... good luck and have fun!

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All of those sound AMAZING, Caitlin! Where are the Faroes?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Faroe Islands - they belong to Denmark, they're this crazy rugged archipelago north of the British Isles. look awesome!

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

I am from Carmel, Indiana (just north of Indianapolis which is home to the largest half marathon in the country). I am hoping to visit Arcadia National Park in Maine in July of 2022.

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Biking is great in Acadia National Park

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There are two amazing halfs in Acadia, too, in case you're interested 😃 Is the one in Indianapolis the Indy 500 Half?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Yes, you run around the track and can even stop to kiss the bricks

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

We've lived in Kansas City, Missouri, since 2017. The pandemic cancelled our romantic train trip to Chicago last year, so that goes to the top of my where-to-go list.

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My husband and I took an overnight train from New Haven, CT to Charleston, SC for our 10th wedding anniversary. Quite an adventure with various hiccups along the way but we still talk about it almost 20 years later!

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My husband and I did 2 train trips from Los Angeles to Klamath Falls, Oregon and then rented a car for the drive back home. Though the route up was the same, we took different routes on the way back. They were both amazing adventures!

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I’m in Kansas City, MO too! We moved here in July 2018 for my husband to go to medical school over at KCU! Maybe we can meet up some time for a run if you’d like!

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I've only taken trains in Europe, but I'd love to take one here -- the trip you planned sounds wonderful. Will you reschedule it soon?

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May 7, 2021Liked by Terrell Johnson

Probably later this year. We used the trains in Europe quite a bit when we lived there. The last time we took a train in the U.S. was our honeymoon in 1994.

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