July 10, 2013

50 by 50

Way back in May I was browsing at the Allied Medal Displays website because I50_states_outline_3_hang_bar really wanted to get something to display all my wonderful bling! As I looked around the site I found this awesome hanger and it got me thinking. Now I totally plan that my marathon career will be a one and done situation, but I think I can totally do 50 states and 50 half marathons.

As I tried to explain it to Officer P I realized it might be a bit harder to accomplish than I was originally thinking. I told him if I were to do 5 half marathons a year, all in different states it would take me 10 years to accomplish my goal.  If I am being honest even 5 states a year would be a challenge for me right now, if only I lived back east where the states are closer together it would be a little easier. It was around this time I discovered that 50 states by the age 50 was actually a “thing”. Since I am currently 33 I feel it is totally doable, and while I may make slow progress these first few years as the kids get older I will be able to make it to more races and hopefully pick up the pace and make more progress towards my goal.

To track my progress I added a 50 by 50 page to my blog. I am slightly ashamed that although I lived in Texas for the first 4 years of my running career I never actually ran a half marathon there. Which totally means that I have to sign up for the newest Diva race in Galveston on April 13!!

So far I have 2 states down, California and Florida. Can any guess what they have in common?? I’ll be adding Nevada to that list in November.
How many states have you raced in?

6 comments:

  1. I've raced in CA, FL and Texas. But that's it! Good luck on the 50 in 50 goal!

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    1. Thanks Patty! I was just thinking 4 of my 6 races were with you! LoL

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  2. Southern Utah has a couple great ones. I would totally meet up with you. I am from SoCal too. Born raised then transplanted to Utah.
    Good luck

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    1. Thank you, and I'll keep that in mind! I love Utah! I've only been there once, though.
      I was transplanted to Texas for 7 years, and now in Central California. I'm hoping to go back to Texas soon, but I need to run the bordering states here first ;)

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  3. Love that goal! My first year running I was determined to get the RNR Rockstar Heavy Medal, so I think I knocked out 9 states that one year. Sadly, keeping that pace is totally unattainable right now, so Im holding off on going after the 50 goal.

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    1. RnR is great for that!! I was considering getting the Tour Pass for next year. It would help me knock out a few states and I could definitely rack up some serious medals.

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