Sorry I have been missing, but Goofy training, holidays with my family and teaching my amazing first graders was all I could do these last few weeks. In 2010, my husband and I began our quest to run an event in each of the 50 states. The Goofy Challenge (a half marathon on Saturday followed by a full marathon on Sunday) has been on our bucket list since. In one short week we are about to attempt to conquer the Goofy!
2012: A Year Of Running
VA Beach 14K
February 11, 2012
We went South to escape the PA winter. Yes, that is snow on the Palm trees. It was a very large, well run event. The course was flat and ended in a heated field house complete with band and food!
Long Beach Island, NJ 5K
April 14, 2012
August 9, 2012
The fun thing about this one was it was run in the early evening at a small, local fair.
|States # 9 & 10|
Minnesota to Wisconsin Half Marathon
August 11, 2012
While in the Great Lakes Region we took some time to enjoy the sights. I hope to get back there again someday It is truly a beautiful place. Here are some pictures
|The UP of Michigan ~ amazing I never would have believed a lake could look just like the ocean.|
|Another beautiful sight in the UP of Michigan ~ Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. We had scheduled to view the coast by boat, but the water was too rough so we ended up driving and hiking. Still beautiful.|
|The highlight of the canoe trip ~ while looking for the next portage at a beaver dam, I walked up on this moose!!!!!!!!!|
|Twisted my poor husband's arm really hard and he took me to see "The Mall."|
Michigan 5K and 10K
Saturday, August 18, 2012
|Sleepy Bear Dunes 5 miler|
|Alma College, Michigan|
|Sleepy Bear Dunes|
Santarelli Memorial 5K
at Lorain County Community College Ohio
Alma, OhioSunday, August, 19, 2012
|This is where Phil lives, right in the window of the town's library.|
|Groundhog statues are all over town!|
|My sister-in-law Elaine made this one a ton of fun!|
There you have it a great year of running ~ 671 miles for me and 895 miles for my husband ~ our most ever!
The Goofy in Florida will be state #14. I sure hope I am ready, the training just about did me in!