7 Before 7 and Bucket List Races.

My favorite morning run hands down lately has been 7 before 7. We got it in this morning while watching a beautiful RUNrise on the lake.


You truly cannot beat this view. My legs were feeling pretty good too especially after an amazing sauna/hot tub session…I spent 3 straight hours in Spa Castle last night. Pure heaven.



So I was thinking about some races that I’ve got on my bucket list…I definitely want to run these in the near future. I know some of you have done these already so you’ll have to give me some pointers! Hopefully I’ll be able to check them off one by one.

Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon – San Diego, CA: I’ve actually run the half but I am looking forward to running the FULL this June! SD is one of my favorite cities hands down so looking forward to exploring it 26.2 miles at a time.


Hachie 50 – Waxahachie, TX: This one is 5 loops of 10 miles on a partly trail, mostly paved route. A little repetitive but I do love me some looped courses. Plus it’s out in the country. Love me some country running.

Wineglass Marathon – Corning, NY: This one is in NY and I’ve heard great things about it…plus it sounds like a cool destination with wine tasting and such.

Sevilla Marathon – Seville, Spain: I am a sucker for scenic courses and I hear this one does not disappoint. Plus Spain in general has been on my bucket list for travel so this would be a neat opportunity to run an international race.



Kauai Marathon – Kauai, HI: This one has a small town feel (which I love) and of course it’s in Hawaii which is pretty much my most favorite place in the universe. Plus I have never been to this particular island before. Win win situation.



Le Marathon du Medoc – Pauillac, France: From what I hear folks dress up in costume, try different French wines ALONG the course (yeah, crazy), and overall just have a good time. Right up my alley. Sounds like I will have to pace myself though. HA. Check out more about this crazy race here.

Big Sur Marathon – Big Sur, CA: Again I love me a scenic race and this one has been on the list for a long time. One day hopefully I will qualify for Boston and then I’ll have to do the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge.



Boston Marathon- Boston, MA: Yes, the ‘SUPER BOWL of running’…it’s on the list. I’d like to qualify for it before I die…but first…I’ve got some more ultras to get out of the way.

Salt Flats 100- Wendover, UT: Speaking of ULTRAS…I have my eye on this one because of the cool looking terrain. Thanks to this girl for sharing her photos! I have never been to Utah either so it would be a good one to check off the list and also get some trail type running in. They have both a 50 and 100 miler to choose from.

Leadville 100- Leadville, CO: Some of my ultra friends have run this race and have good things to say about it. It sounds like some pretty tough terrain too so it would be a good challenge for me. I think I’ve reached that point in my running where I really want to push past the typical marathon mileage and really see what I’m made of with distance. Cray cray I know.



What races are on your marathon/ultra bucket list?

29 thoughts on “7 Before 7 and Bucket List Races.

  1. Ohhhh, I love all the bucket list marathons you have listed. BUT, if you do ever decide on Wineglass, I’d love to join you. San Diego is def on my list. Perhaps when it falls on my birthday again. I’ll have to check out the calendar, but i think in a few years. Seville Spain??? I WOULD LOVE TO RUN THAT WITH YOU TOO. Then we can eat tapas and drink vino post race.

    Anyway, so nice to get 7 in before 7. Love it!!! XOXO

  2. Omg the Spain marathon and even the one in London I would love to do! I would pretty much hop a plane and go anywhere to run! Theres one along the coast of California that I hear is incredible also!

  3. i’d love to run one in Kauai, or the Big Sir one! maybe we should do one together sometime?! my pacer for the Mohawk Hudson in upstate NY also paced the Corning Wineglass one. come run in NY, i will def meet you! 🙂

  4. I’m running Big Sur in a few weeks! It’s been on my bucket list for a while. Cannot wait to run through that scenery!

  5. Congrats on your 7 🙂

    I’ve got a few on my list!: Big Sur, Chicago, Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Boston (every distance runners dream!), Kaui looks AMAZING, Dublin, and I realllly wanna run a WDW marathon or half but the price, yikes!!

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