Sunday, August 25, 2013

Stuck on the Tarmac, But Happy at 49 States

Friday and Saturday marked our completion of a race in 49 states. Forty-freaking-nine! In short, Bridget and Greg ran the 1-mile fun run on Friday and I knocked out a half marathon on Saturday. Even won my age group and, oh boy, is that a funny story!

After we get off his Tarmac and home to my computer, I'll write a proper post with pictures. Needless to say, we had an awesome time!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Columbus Half Marathon, Here I Come

I'm pretty excited about this race.  I've wanted to run it the last few years because many of my running friends rave about the course, the volunteers and the fans.  However, the last 3 years, I've been traveling during the month of October because air fares are at their lowest and I can knock out a few states in one month.  But this year, since I'm closing in on 49 states, I am free during October.  Yay!

I am following a formal training plan (Hal Higdon) because I need focus and discipline, if I'm going to do this right.  So far, all body parts are in working order and nothing hurts.  Let's hope that lasts!

So here's to training for 13.1 miles of fun and a PR!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Austin City Limits

Yesssssss!!!!!! We're going this year.  It's our second time at ACL and I'm beyond excited.  What a lineup - Cure, Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Muse, Atoms for Peace (I love me some Thom Yorke), Queens of the Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, too many acts to name! Our hotel and flights are booked.  Now let's hope that we don't have the mudfest that we had the last time!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hello, Miss 49!

I just registered for the 49th state! I can't believe we've accomplished so many states in such a short period of time.  What started out on a bar napkin as a silly challenge has turned in to some of the best family memories and fun with my husband and two kids. 

Later this month, I'll be tackling Idaho.  I'll be running/walking a half marathon and laughing the whole way as I check off state 49 on a Saturday morning.  The evening before, my youngest will be running the kids 1 mile race, in which she will receive a medal.  I think one of the best things about this challenge has been seeing my two daughters take part in races and actually enjoy running.  I'm one lucky girl!

Now, elusive 50th's time to start thinking about you!