As with most of my running goals, I had a spark of an idea and after very little research decided to turn that idea into a goal.
Having said that, the running goal that will now consume my immediate future is to run a half marathon in each state of the country. 50 States, 50 Half Marathons.
To try and cut down on costs of these races I will attempt to promote some of these closer runs on my blog Running Philly in exchange for free race bibs. This will be an expensive endeavor so I should be financially smart about it.
I’ll be tracking my progress on the map below, highlighting in orange the states I have completed. As you see, I have a lot of work ahead of me. Technically I ran 2 rounds of 13.1 miles at the Chicago and Buffalo Marathons, doesn’t that count?????
So now, as with everything running related, I will begin to look into others who have done this and will get myself integrated into that community. I have always looked at my running journey as just that, a journey to share with others.
If anyone reading this is embarking on a similar challenge I would love to hear from you. Or if you are reading this or connected with me on social media, and I am running in your state, I am always looking for a meet up
My journey to date: (states in red not ran yet):