Miles Run: 2 yesterday.
Beers consumed: 4 yesterday.
Bruises: 0 but my thumb is sprained.
So, if you have looked at any other pages on this blog, you will know that I have a goal to run a half marathon in every state. I have only completed Michigan and Texas. The original goal was to do this in two years starting this past April. So far, I have not done a damn thing to accomplish this goal – unless you count sitting on my ass and talking about running as doing something. So, today, after reading a blog because a woman liked a post of mine (because she is a better blogger than I am and knows how to promote her blog) about setting a bucket list and actually completing it, I was inspired to look for a half marathon to run.
Well, I found one. I am going to do the Gulf Cost Half Marathon in Mandeville, LA.
Why Mandevile? Well, a few reasons. One, it’s only a nine hour drive (hey, I live in the biggest freaking state – it’s bigger than most European countries for gosh sakes – nine hours is nothing). Two, I have never been to New Orleans and have always wanted to go and it’s not that far so kill two birds with one stone – cause isn’t that the point of me running a half marathon in every state anyway – to see the places in the country that I want to see? Three, it’s on a Sunday. I work Saturdays and so, it’s Sundays or bust. Four, it closes at 2,000 people. I like that. There is something about a race that isn’t TOO big. Maybe it’s the feeling that I can finish higher in my age group, even though we know that I will never come close to being at the top.
I am just glad I found a race to commit to and that the views will be pretty spectacular.
Wanna cheer me on? Join me for the adventure!
These photos of Mandeville are courtesy of TripAdvisor.