You 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.
There’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!