Happy Wednesday! I originally wanted to get this blog post up yesterday, but it’s been such a crazy week! I know I’m a day late, but I’m linking up with Marcia from Marcia’s Healthy Slice, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and Patty from My No-Guilt Life for Tuesdays on the Run.
This week’s topic is Your Running BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). When sitting down to write this post I realized that I don’t really have a BHAG.
Do I run for PRs? Not exactly. Don’t get me wrong, a PR is great and always appreciated, but I don’t train for one.
Do I want to run an ultra? HELL NO and I never see one of those in my future.
What about a triathlon? Nope because open water swimming for an extended period of time freaks me out.
Okay, so what running goals do I actually have?
I’d love to run a half marathon in 25 states.
I’ve never wanted to visit all 50 states, but I think that 25 is way more realistic (and affordable) for me. I set this challenge for myself back in 2016. I don’t have a time frame for when I want to accomplish this, but I figure if I can run in 2-4 new states per year, that would be fine. I’ve already mastered the racecation so this is just an added bonus.
Based on the 25 states I’ve selected, I still need to run a half marathon in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin. If you have any race suggestions for those states, let me know!
I’d love to run more internationally
I will continue to enter the lottery for the London Marathon until I get in, lol. I visited London for work a few years ago and I really enjoyed my time there so I’d love to run the marathon there. I’d also love to run a race in Toronto, and maybe a tropical race in Bermuda or the Bahamas. It would just be nice to explore a new country on foot!
I want to continue running for the next few decades
Finally, and most importantly, I want to continue to run smart so that I can still run when I’m in my 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. This is probably the most important goal of all!
Do you have a BHAG?