7.30.2007

Will Run for Lobster

I have a long term goal of completing a half marathon in all 50 states. I don't have a set list or time period. I haven't even started yet. This is just something I want to work on over the next several chapters of my life. It looks like I might be starting a bit sooner than I thought.

We will be visiting Scott's aunt and uncle in Maine during mid-September. I've been mildly excited about going, but not screaming from the roof tops or anything. Until now. I found out that there is a half marathon scheduled for the weekend we will be there. It's for women only and the course looks beautiful along the coast. Can you say serendipitous? I emailed Scott's aunt to see if there is any way I could do this since it's about 3 hours from where they live. She said "Woo Hoo!" Not really, but she did say it sounds like a plan. Looks like Maine will be state #1 on my list. Then only 49 more to go. Did you know that running IS addictive? Did you know that runners are just this side of crazy? Now you do.


Watch out Maine..Marathon Bird is on her way!

16 comments:

  1. What a cool/INSANE goal!! That will be a great way to get to know each state.

    I read a little quote that was posted on the side of the road during my half marathon: "Don't worry, the white spots in your vision are just a sign of severe mental instability" It's so true, running makes us CRAZY!!

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  2. I'm doing a half in AZ in January if you want to join us (I think Anne will be tagging along). It's the Rock 'n' Roll and they have bands playing along the entire course!

    Awesome goal!

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  3. Wow that is a major goal! I never knew running was so addictive! A good addictive though right? Go Maine!

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  4. awesome! that is really great that it worked out to be on the same weekend!

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  5. Good for you, Holly! Oh, how I love Maine.

    You know, there is Grandma's Marathon in Duluth. Let me know when you're going to be there. :)

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  6. How fun! I bet it won't be as humid there as in Houston (HA)!!

    You Go Marathon Bird!

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  7. A great state to start your "goal". I have never been there but long wanted to. And to run along the ocean? WOW. Need a "nanny" to tag along? I'm proud of you! What an opportunity.

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  8. How cool...Maine is gorgeous in September. You will love it. When you find one in MO, let me know, and I'll do it with you!

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  9. Hey!
    Good for you! Sounds like a motivating and beautiful run. To some those two words in the same sentence with "RUN" it may sound odd. You will deffinately have to post pics and let us all know how it goes. I am jealous!

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  10. That's so great! I have a friend in Maine that needs to do this too. She bikes more than she runs but I think she'd love this.

    And yes, it is addictive, isn't it?!

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  11. such a true statement about running being addictive! i was thinking about that on my run this morning. :) i think that's an awesome goal- and yes, running makes you crazy! :) we can't help it, though- it's those darned endorphins we keep releasing! what a cool run to go on- and what a fun way to spice up your trip!

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  12. OH GIRL!!!! my man took me to an island off the coast of Maine for a weekend getaway this weekend.... i've never seen anything SO beautiful! we were on Mt. Desert Island, and its absolutely stunning!!!!
    you know, when we moved up here from Georgia all the locals kept telling me that there were rednecks in maine, but i didn't believe them 'til i passed yard after yard after yard of those iron/cement/tacky lawn ornaments for sale... and then the flea markets... oh i couldn't even count 'em!
    LOL.
    oh! i stopped by to let ya know that i'm answering your question on "whatever wednesday" tomorrow.
    :)

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  13. You make running sound like so much fun! I would like to work my way up to running eventually! I still get a cramp when i walk two miles:( I think it's great that you have set a goal like this for yourself!
    Blessings!

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  14. I love Maine! I was born there. My mom grew up there. We visit every year. I can't WAIT to go in two weeks.

    I love the idea of doing a half marathon in all 50 states. You go, girl!

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  15. Wow, what a great thing to start. I would love to track how you do. Maine is so beautiufl, you'll love it! Keep us informed :-)

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  16. Not so much a runner, but I DO love Maine. My dh's aunt lives there and I attended a wedding in Bar Harbor a few years ago. SOOO gorgeous. And seriously, you know you are in heaven when even the McDonald's serves lobster. And I'm NOT kidding.

    Have fun!!!

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