Yeah. Ok – remember that whole competitive thing? Yeah. Well… there’s this running club called 50 States & DC Marathon Group USA. It seemed like a plan – I’m needing to run long distances to get in shape to run 50 miles. I find marathon bling motivating. If I’m going to run all these marathons, I might as well get around some. If I’m going to travel around running marathons… I might as well get a t-shirt for it!
It made more sense in my head.
During the pre-race dinner for the Eisenhower Marathon, I had a chance to talk with a couple who had recently completed their 50 state tour and were going again just for fun. They mentioned that upon being presented with their completion t-shirt they did the math and realized the average 50 State club runner spent about $20,000 traveling around doing the races to achieve the $20 shirt.
Huh. Hmmm… Hmmm… Hmmm…
Seems like a bit much. I’m not entirely sure I’m willing to spend that much on this stuff but I’m going to have some fun with the part I decide to do.