Happy Friday! If you’re reading this in the morning, I’m on my way to San Diego for an epic weekend/Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 🙂 I’m hoping I can complete both races this weekend even if I have to walk but I’ll just have to wait and see how everything goes with my knee.
I wasn’t really sure what to write for today’s post, but then this idea came to me during Global Running Day. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the 50 States Half Marathon Challenge. I think that anyone that can achieve this accomplishment deserves a trophy and a HUGE congratulations because that is no easy task!
When looking forward to goals for 2017 (I know, I know..I am a little early), I thought about taking on the challenge and trying to complete it in five years. The more I thought about it, the more I felt that this was not the right challenge for me. To be honest, running all 50 states is probably uber expensive! Plus I’m all about the “racecation” so I wouldn’t want to travel to a state just to run a race, but would love to make it a mini-vacation so to speak (and stay a few days)!
That being said, I decided to make my own challenge for myself – the 25 States Half Marathon Challenge!
I think this will fit well with my love of travel and ‘racecations’! These are the 25 states I have chosen (which includes states I’ve already run in):
Georgia (preferably Atlanta)
Louisiana (preferably New Orleans)
Massachusetts (preferably Boston)
Michigan (for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon – you run in Canada for a little bit!)
New Jersey (completed)
New York (completed)
Ohio (preferably Cleveland)
Tennessee (for the St. Jude Half Marathon)
Washington (preferably in Seattle)
Have you completed a half marathon in any of these states (that I haven’t completed)? If so, leave me your race recommendations in the comments section!
Have a great weekend!