Marathon #3 on Cindi’s Top 10 Marathons To-Do List: Santa Barbara International Marathon
I know what you’re thinking. Yes! She’s come to her senses and is back to somewhere exciting like Cali again! That’s more like it.
Why Santa Barbara? I have an aunt that lives there. We’ve visited her and I’ve done a Girls Trip there once and I LOVE Santa Barbara! So beautiful, peaceful and a great place to visit. My aunt is in her 70’s now. She’s my dad’s only remaining sister. She never married and doesn’t have kids of her own, so we were pretty close with her growing up and still. I’d love to run this one sometime soon so that she could see me run. She’d get a kick out of it. Plus, I think my parents would come cheer me on so that they could see my dad’s sister and visit Santa Barbara.
It’s in the second week of November, so that would actually be a good time to get some serious training done in the Fall and then leave Minnesota for a weekend just when it’s getting cold and crappy here. Marathonguide doesn’t give it very good reviews, in terms of organization. Oh well. It’s still on my list.
Good enough reasons for me.