Posts tagged adventure
Race Report: North Face Endurance Challenge/Bear Mountain Half Marathon

A month before the North Face Endurance Challenge, I signed up up for the Half Marathon event on a whim. I knew about this series of trail races but had never been able to fit one into my schedule — when a trail runner I know asked if I’d ever participated, and I realized this year I was free to race that weekend, I signed up without too much thought.

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El Castell de Sant Miquel: Girona, Spain

An hour’s train ride from Barcelona lies a small Catalonian town full of cobbled streets, riverfront paths, medieval history, delicious tapas, and enthusiastic bikers. Girona (Gerona, in Spanish) is a favorite destination for both recreational and professional cyclists, who head out from the city center to climb picturesque mountains and fly down the trails and roads threading through the Costa Brava region. When I visited Girona this month, I found myself in the minority as I set out on foot for a long trail run, instead of renting a bike to explore the countryside.

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Street Art Series: Madrid, Spain

Spain's capital city is a sprawling metropolis, and like any big city encompasses many different neighborhoods. From the tourist center and its shopping districts to historic castles, rose gardens, and parks, Madrid is a grand and cosmopolitan hub. But the city isn't all glitz and glam, and Madrid's diversity also includes neighborhoods that fly under the radar —or have until recently.

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