States Run In: 13 (+ DC)
Race Miles: 762.90 (That’s the distance from Times Square (in NY) to my old Boston stomping grounds and back – and back again – still with miles to spare.) (The total mileage is made up of: 52 Half Marathons = 681.2 miles, + 2 failed attempts (I never got swept, but boy did I get lost) = let’s say 16 miles, + Other Races (2 marathons, 3 5ks, and a 4-miler) = 65.7 miles)
Pairs of Shoes: 3 (mainly) I rotated between an old pair of Aasics Kayanos, a newer pair of Aasics Kayanos, and a new pair of Brooks PureConnects. I did throw in a pair of Brooks Dyads for a race or a two, but they weren’t in the normal rotation. (I’ll have a later post dedicated to shoes.)
Injuries: One. (I sprained my ankle on a rock I didn’t see during my 2nd half marathon (which of course was a trail run (and trail runs are the worst!)). Then, I did my third half marathon on crutches. All was well after that. (I did feel sick in December, but that wasn’t an injury, and I powered through (which we could argue wasn’t the best decision and I don’t always recommend that, but I’m alive… Just barely! because… (next line))
Brushes With Death: One.
Series Completed: 9 (Scroll to the bottom of that race schedule linked there to see the list.)
Pounds Lost: None, really. And I have a post explaining that tomorrow. This wasn’t supposed to be a weight loss journey, and I didn’t try to make it one. I did lose 20 – 30 pounds right before I started the journey. And I did fluctuate within a 10 – 20ish pound range throughout the year with diet challenges, and other things.
Money: Ahh, the big one. I know people are curious how much it cost. And I do plan on telling you, if for no other reason, so that people who want to do this crazy year for themselves can have sort of an idea of what it might cost. But I’m sure the number is kind of on the gross side. So, let’s not talk about it now. Full post on that coming up in the future (probably).
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Note: I’m basically gonna be pretty much done talking about this in the somewhat near future. (I know a lot of those were “maybe” type words. I mean, I never know when I’m gonna decide I have more to talk about…) Basically, I plan on doing the posts I said I would (weight loss (or non-weight loss)) explanation tomorrow, and money at some point). And I’m gonna talk about what I’m doing with the medals and the shirts as soon as that’s worked out. And I think that covers it. So if you have ANY other questions or anything, ask away. Now’s the time. I’ll be putting this project away for good soon. (And if you want to know what’s next, announcement is planned for March 5th.)