With Thanksgiving being yesterday, I’ve spent a fair amount of time reflecting on what I am thankful for. The list I came up with in the days counting down to Thanksgiving included the expected with family, friends, and pets at the top. Something that kept coming up was running. Running has given me so much that I decided I wanted a way to better document my journeys and goals in the sport of running.
Three and a half years ago I had just finished running my second marathon in Madison. The next day I immediately wanted another race, another goal to train for. I’d recently been reading books about famous runners and their life journeys with running. I was inspired by Bart Yasso’s travels around the globe and determination in overcoming adversity in so many ways. I was amazed and intrigued by Dean Karnazes expedition of 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. I wanted a goal, a dream, something to work for throughout life that would combine my love for running, traveling, and exploring new places. It was then that I decided to run 50 marathons in 50 states by my 50th birthday. Here is where I will document my journey and story of sneakers and stilletos.