So where am I so far?
Conceived earlier this year, the plan is to run a half marathon in each of the 50 U.S. states. I already had a bit of a head start when I thought of this, with one of the hardest to get - Hawaii - already in the books. Taking this one bite at a time, I've planned out the schedule for 2012 and have already worked my way through half of this plan already. I'm even looking ahead to 2013, researching races, choosing probable locations, seeing what neighboring state can be combined into the same trip to maximize cost efficiency.
States I already have from previous years' races:
States I've added to the list this year:
|Here's what my completion map looks like today|
And if I'd thought of this plan sooner, I wouldn't have run the following races in the first half of this year, since I already have the states of Texas and Ohio:
Houston TX (January)
Galveston TX (February)
Cincinnati OH (May)
I would have used the time and resources to find races in new-to-me states
|Here's what my completion map should|
look like by the end of the year.
By the end of 2012 I will have run
11 half marathons in 12 months.
And I'll have 13 of the 50 states...26% of the way to my goal!!