So I set a pretty big goal for myself almost 1 year ago. 13 half marathons in 1 year. this was a big goal especially since I ran my very first half marathon in May of 2012 and had only ran 4 half marathons. I’ve only been a runner for a few years but I though how cool would it be to do 13 in 2013, i saw a few other bloggers doing it so I though if I could logistically figure it out, I’d try to do it. Still can’t believe I did it, I even count my DNF, only because I started the race, I could have finished, but I needed my injury to heal.
So much planning went into this, cost was the biggest part, I had most of the races paid for by March, as soon as I picked races I looked at their cost and when the cost went up, most of them I signed up when the cost was the cheapest, so I could financially afford this. I also worried about signing up for so many and getting hurt. I held off on airfare for some until it was closer to race day so I wouldn’t be out race fee and airfare if I was to get injured or if something else came up. It was a lot of planning and using of a few vacation days here and there, but so so worth it.
I’ve been asked if I’ll run this many next year and the answer is no, I will pick 1-2 half marathons to run and that’s it. Sticking to 10k’s, 5k’s and a few Ragnar Relays. I have my eye set on running 2-3 Ragnar Relays next year, my Madison to Chicago team is already set.