A few days before Christmas Dave said to me, "do we have any spray adhesive?" What?! And then a little while later, "do you know where you quilting cutter-thingy is?" "Do you know where your fabric mat is?"
What the heck are you doing??
I started to wonder if Dave had gotten one of our family pictures blown up for a gift and was doing something with it. What that something was, I had no idea.
The last present I opened for Christmas was the big one; the gift Dave had been crafting. It was a giant map of the United States.
What the heck??
Then he explained it to me. It was a map glued to a push pin board so that we could mark where we've raced. Yes, we have a goal to race in all 50 states.
So we started to mark it up. We used big-balled pins to mark our major races - red for my marathons, blue for Dave's marathons and ironmans, and white for major races we have both done. The smaller-balled pins are for more minor races like 5ks, half marathons, and triathlons. The picture doesn't make the pins very prevalent but it looks so much better in real life. I plan to hang it up in our entry way, with hopefully a homemade "Oh, the Places You'll Go and Race" sign so it's a great conversation piece for our guests.
In 2015 I will be picking up Wisconsin and hopefully Oklahoma. Maybe we can even find a race in Florida. I can't believe we don't have Florida. We go every.single.year!
How many states have you raced in? Do you want to race in all of them? Do you plan on becoming a 50 state marathoner?