The World Marathon Majors! There are six different marathons that are part of the "World Marathon Majors." This is a series of the six largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Chicago, New York City, Berlin, London, Tokyo, and Boston. These races are part of a professional athlete series, but what you and I are probably more interested in is the "everyday champion" aspect of the Continue Reading
Friday Five Favorites: My Five Favorite Marathons…so far!
Every marathon is special in its own way. I have fond memories of all of them, from the tiny Marathon-to-Marathon in Iowa to the world-renowned Berlin Marathon! As corny as it is, each marathon was an important part of my running journey. I could write a post about what I loved about each and every one, even the ones that were really hot or where I had a disappointing personal performance. With Continue Reading
Fitting Remarks: A Random Running Survey!
Happy 4th of July! I don't have anything special planned for you today, so I thought I'd share my answers to a running survey that I saw on Hungry Runner Girl's blog. I'd love for you to answer the questions (or at least some of them!) in the comments or, if you have a blog, share your responses there! Who doesn't love a random survey? And what's more random than my header photo of a tomato Continue Reading
Fits on the Road in Tokyo: The Tsukiji Fish Market
The Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. It is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, quite close to the Ginza shopping district. While the inner wholesale market has restricted access to visitors, the outer retail market and restaurants remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Tokyo Marathon 2015
Marathon #18 complete (#22 for Dustin) and this one was one I will never forget! The Tokyo Marathon was an incredible experience. Though my finish time wasn't quite what I had hoped for, I only have positive feelings about this day and this experience. Thank you to the city of Tokyo for hosting such a spectacular event. It was, hands down, one of the coolest marathon experiences of my Continue Reading
Fits on the Road: The Day Before the Tokyo Marathon & the Tokyo Sky Tree
Hi there! I haven't had as much time after the marathon to sit down and blog. Leading up to the race, there was a bit more down time since we didn't want to be on our legs too much so I was able to catch up with you here and here. But since then, it's been go, go, go! I have been working on the marathon recap and hope to have that done soon, but first, here are a few pictures from the day Continue Reading
Fits Do Race Reviews: The Tokyo Marathon EXPO
The Tokyo Marathon expo was held at the Tokyo Big Sight, a new convention center in Tokyo. source We went to the expo as part of the Marathon Tour group on Friday. Read about the rest of our city tour here. The tour dropped us off and said we had about one hour to spend there. Based on our experience at the Berlin Marathon expo, where we waited in lines many hours, we were both worried that Continue Reading