to run all 50 states

Since I started my running journey 7 or so years ago, I’ve come to learn that running is like climbing a 14er: it’s easier when the peak is within sight and clearly identifiable–well ok, maybe not easier…better. For most of my running career, those peaks have been races: 5k’s, 10k’s, 10 milers, and 1/2 marathons. But somewhere along the way, my husband and I glanced a better peak: to run in all 50 states. Such a goal is the perfect motivator for us: runners who sometimes lose their motivation but never lose their wanderlust.
Here’s the update on our peak in progress:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona (only Dave, not me yet)
Arkansas
California: LA runs; 2011 Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon in San Diego
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Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois: Home(town) runs
Indiana (only Dave, not me yet)
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky (only Dave, not me yet)
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan: Visiting best friends run
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska: A layover on a drive run
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Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma (only Dave, not me yet)
Oregon: Portland runs
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina: Columbia runs
South Dakota: Wall run
Tennessee
Texas
Utah: Moab 1/2 Marathon
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia: Beckley run
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Progress: 20% complete, 80% to go. How very exciting!
(Plus, this isn’t even counting my runs in Puebla, Mexico or London, UK.)