If I survive my 3 half marathons at the end of the month (3/25, 3/31 & 4/1) I'll move up to Mars (5 moon) level which is halfway through the ladder which maxes out at 10 moons (or Sun level). Then I looked further down the rankings and thought...I can do 20 halfs before 1/29/13...the anniversary of my first half marathon...to qualify for Venus or 7 moons.
Then the more I sat here, I realized that I could push my 365 day limit to the end of
That requires 30 half marathons in 30 states in 365 days. I've been able to come up with a count of 33 races...I'm wondering if I can find 3-5 more so that I have extras in case I miss races.
1/29/12 - Tinkerbell HM - CA - (#1) Done!
2/25/12 - Pecos Valley Stampede HM - NM - (#2) Done!
3/3/12 - Xpress HM - TX - (#3) Done!
3/31/12 - AZ Distance Classic - #4 - Begin 365 day count!
3/31/12 - Bloodgusher HM - (Repeat state)
4/1/12 - A2A HM - OK - (Weekend double HM, 6+ hr drive) - #5
4/28/12 - Drake Relays On-the-Roads HM - IA - #6
4/29/12 - Wichita HM - KS - (Weekend double HM, 6+ hr drive) - #7
5/5/12 - Snoqualamie Cinco de Mayo HM - WA - #8
5/6/12 - Portland Cinco De Mayo HM - OR- (Weekend double HM, 3+ hr drive) - #9
5/19/12 - Community Hospital HM - NE - #10
5/20/12 - Colfax HM - CO - (Weekend double HM, 4+ hr drive) - #11
5/26/12 - Go Girl Run HM - MO - #12
5/27/12 - Parke County HM - IN - (5+ hr drive) - #13
5/28/12 - Owensboro Memorial Day HM - KY- (Weekend TRIPLE HM, 3+ hr drive) - #14
6/2/12 - Spirit of Magic Valley HM - ID - #15
6/3/12 - Casper HM - WY - (Weekend double HM, 9+ hr drive) - #16
6/10/12 - Wounded Warriors HM - TX (Repeat state)
6/16/12 - Ft Atkinson HM - WI - #17
6/17/12 - Ann Arbor HM - MI - (Weekend double HM, 6+ hr drive) - #18
7/4/12 - Brownville HM - NE - #19
7/7/12 - April Sorenson Memorial HM - MN - (Long weekend double HM, 5+ hr drive) - #20
7/22/12 - Rock & Roll Chicago HM - IL - #21
8/4/12 - Parowan City HM - UT - #22
8/5/12 - ET Full Moon Midnight Marathon - NV - (Weekend double HM, 3+ hr drive) - #23
8/18/12 - Thunderbird HM - ND - #24
8/19/12 - Leading Ladies HM - SD - (Weekend double HM) - #25
Late Aug/Sep/early Oct concentrating on FULL marathons (26.2)
10/21/12 - Rio Grande HM - NM (Repeat state)
11/10/12 - WDW Wine & Dine HM - FL - #26
11/11/12 - Outer Banks HM - NC - (Weekend double HM) - #27
11/22/12 - Atlanta HM - GA - #28
11/24/12 - Kaiser Realty HM - AL - (Long weekend double HM) - #29
12/9/12 - Fayetteville HM - AR - #30
12/16/12 - Ole Man River HM - LA - #31
1/19/13 - Temecula HM - CA - #32
1/20/13 - Tinkerbell HM - CA (Repeat state) - (Weekend double HM, 1+ hr drive)
Early 2/13 - Free HM - AZ - (Tentative, Repeat state) - Extends 365 days to 4/1/13
2/16/13 - Myrtle Beach HM - SC - #33
2/24/13 - Princess HM - FL (Repeat state)
2/25/14 - Scenic City HM - TN - (Weekend double HM, 9+ hr drive) - #34
3/16/13 - Rock & Roll USA - DC - #35
3/17/13 - Shamrock HM - VA - (Weekend double HM) - #36
Just because I've made the list for Sun level/10 moons doesn't mean I'm necessarily going for it. It's just nice to know that I can do it if I wanted and I have a plan ready just in case. The goal is at least 20 halfs in 20 states in 365 day. So let's see where this leads...
Hmmm...if I just do all the doubles/triples I'll still be able to get 20 HMs in 20 states in 365 days!
EDIT 3/12/12: Most races changed to weekend doubles. Races in pink are singles and may possibly be dropped unless already paid for or can be made into a weekend double. By doing only the double/triple weekends, I'd be able to get 31 races total if I don't miss any. Drive times indicate time between races and does not include my drive from/to New Mexico.