So it is Friday! Who is excited to get their weekend on?? Put y’alls hands down. I for one am so pumped that the weekend is here and even though I have practice all day tomorrow I am already looking forward to ample sleep (and run) time on Sunday!
Going back to my 2012 goals, one of them was to complete a full marathon this year. Rowing sort of put that goal on the backburner so I sat long and hard and thought about some other major goal that I could begin working towards. Two weekends ago while killing time at the exchange zone at Whitestone Relay, I got to talk to a fellow track club member. She is part of the Marathon Maniacs and was telling me all about her big goal of doing a half in every state. I asked a few questions then she suggested I check out the Half Fanatics since it is geared towards halfers.
After browsing the website for a bit I quickly sent in the needed criteria info in hopes of being accepted. Shortly after that, my acceptance was confirmed and I was so excited! Half Fanatics is a club/group in which people can share together their love for halfs. Race calendars are available and lots of meet up opportunities. You gain levels (moons) by completing certain criteria. You can move up in levels by doing a certain amount of halfs within a certain time frame or doing a certain number in different states in a certain time frame. This is just what I needed to get started on my goal.
I have been stalking marathon websites nonstop and have came up with several halfs that I hope to knock off this fall. My goal is to do as many states is possible from June 2012-June 2013. I realize that I have a lot of time to accomplish the every state goal (like, umm, my whole life) but I really want to set this short(er) term goal and see how many states I can beast. The goal is simply to finish; I’m not shooting for PRs or anythin–at least not on most of them. The best part is going to be meeting new people! I’m already planning on driving halfway across the country TWICE to do two seperate halfs with my wonderful blogfriend Kelsey. She rows too–pretty sure we are best friend soulmates.
So that is what is up with this Fanatic Friday! Wish me luck!
Do you have a 50 state goal? Any halfs (outside of Tennessee) that you can recommend? Want to do one TOGETHER?? Or just offer me a couch to crash on? 🙂 happy weekend!!