11 Reasons to Run the Havana Marathon

Reason #3 - You'll be reminded that happiness is a state of being, not a destination.  Below, a young boy cheers me on as I run by his home.

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Reason #4 - You'll meet like-minded adventurously active people and make new life connections.  

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Reason #5 - You'll remember that it's better to give than to receive.  Veteran marathoner Vivian Lombillo gives local runners T-shirts from her favorite running store in Queens, Quantum Sports.

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About the Author

Jenny Hadfield

Coach Jenny Hadfield is an Active Expert, co-author of the best-selling Marathoning for Mortals, and the Running for Mortals series. As a columnist for Women's Running Magazine and RunnersWorld.com, Jenny has trained thousands of runners and walkers like you with her training plans and guidance. Known for her "Ask Coach Jenny" brand, she empowers individuals of all experience levels to improve their running performance and train more effectively for their next event by answering their questions. You can follow her on Twitter and at the Ask Coach Jenny Facebook page

Coach Jenny Hadfield is an Active Expert, co-author of the best-selling Marathoning for Mortals, and the Running for Mortals series. As a columnist for Women's Running Magazine and RunnersWorld.com, Jenny has trained thousands of runners and walkers like you with her training plans and guidance. Known for her "Ask Coach Jenny" brand, she empowers individuals of all experience levels to improve their running performance and train more effectively for their next event by answering their questions. You can follow her on Twitter and at the Ask Coach Jenny Facebook page

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