The plan to run a race in every state started out with a pretty innocent question.
"Can we run a 5k while we are on our honeymoon?"
Fortunately, I was able to convince the future Mr. Shoe that this was a great plan and definitely something that normal couples do while honeymooning. Okay, so maybe that second part isn't quite true. But, for a girl who loves running, it seemed like the perfect addition to two weeks in Hawaii.
It was Mr. Shoe who suggested that we take it one step further and try to run a race in every single state by the time we celebrate our 50th anniversary. Running, traveling, and spending time with my beloved? I couldn't say no. We decided that a blog would be the best way to track which states we raced as well as document our training, local races, etc. Thus, The Shoes Run 50 was born.