Friday, September 10, 2010

Running Mojo

Oh my life is tough when you are a full time working mom who just happens to like to use all of her spare time to train for endurance events. Blogging has fallen by the wayside, but I am not ready to give up my blog just yet. I have a new goal in life people. It is so large that it just sounds silly to say it at this point. I want to run a marathon in all 50 states. Umm…1 state down, lol. I actually have 2 friends who are working on this goal, one has 13 states and one has 36. I think it’s a great bucket list lifetime goal sort of thing. I am signed up for 2 marathons before the end of the year, Nov 7th in Huntington WV and Dec 11th in Rehoboth DE. So my 2011 I will have racked up 3 states. I have my eyes on April in Louisville KY and May in Pittsburgh PA. So, if all goes as planned, by my 32nd birthday in June I will have racked up 5 states. Not too shabby. To join the 50 state club, you have to have 10 states. I don’t think 4 marathons a year is realistic long term, but I hope to do 2 a year.

I have a half marathon this weekend and I am really excited to run it. My long runs have been really good lately. This has been the best season of running I have ever had. Think becoming a vegetarian has anything to do with it?


Harper is doing awesome. She is getting so big I just can’t take it. She has a huge temper, but is mostly sweet. But when she is mad, look out! Just like her mom. She will be 17 months soon. It just doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. She loves to dance, loves animals and unfortunately tv!

3 comments:

Twila and Scott said...

I am wanting to do run in all 50 states in some form or fashion. I have visit all 50 states on my bucket list so maybe I can find a race there while I am there (even if it is just a 5K)

I think it is great you have 2 already planned! I want to have something on my calendar every 2 to 3 months to keep me motivated.

Heather said...

I've thought about the 50 states, too. I've already taken on a lot, though.
Just a thought - the Pgh marathon blew. I'd recommend it if you are looking for a challenge, but other than that I'd try to avoid it. To each their own, but I personally hated that marathon. Too many hills! The Presque Isle marathon is pretty?
Good luck with your races!!!

Tara @ veganaspirations.com said...

Wow- you are so gosh darn ambitious...you make me feel lazy! I think the 50 state club would be an amazing achievement. If you are feeling good about running, go for it! I'm thinking I need to step back from running after the October marathon. I plan on doing a 30-day bikram yoga challenge and will only do a couple runs and kettlebell sessions a week during it. I'm excited! Congrats on another half mary!

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distance runner attempting to run a marathon in every state, vegetarian foodie, mediocre triathlete, sucky swimmer, mommy to Harper, tea lover, coffee drinker, animal saver, hubby snuggler, race addict, full time working 31 year old living in cleveland
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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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