52 Half Marathons in 52 Weeks – The Challenge Is Official

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Aurora crossing the finish line (from the back) at the Rose Bowl Half Marathon 2012You caught me. I originally said the blog was about doing a race every weekend (and it was). Slowly but surely, sometime in the last couple of weeks, I’ve decided that I want to do 52 half marathons in 52 weeks.

So, I’m going to.

How did this come about? Good question. It just kinda did.

I was really enjoying running some kind of race every weekend. My friend Matt was being really supportive, telling me all about how cool it’d be if I could keep that going for a whole year.

I agreed it would be pretty cool. But you know what would be even cooler? 52 half marathons.

I love half marathoning. It’s a distance I used to love and be really comfortable with. Though it became a distance that seemed as though I could never get through it again. I’m gonna get through it a whole bunch of times, so that I never have to question again if I can do it.

Aurora looking to the side while on the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona 2012 half marathon courseThere’s a little part of me that wishes I would’ve decided this going into the beginning of the year, so that the end of my 52 weeks would coincide with the end of the calendar year. But, I’m happy that I started with Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona on January 15th. I love that the first half marathon in this challenge was with such a lovely friend of mine, and in a city I enjoy.

Plus, a lot of countdowns and lists and other goals end right at the end of the year. This isn’t a New Year’s resolution or anything. So, it’ll be nice to have something that pushes me ahead into the new year.

It should be quite a fun project. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead! Thanks so much for following my adventure!

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