Coming off a great race in Delaware, it was time to head just a few hours away to Atlantic City, NJ. When I was planning out races for NJ, there were a lot of options that seemed like a lot of fun but since this worked out for the back to back I jumped on … More New Jersey | Windy Atlantic City
After the back to back races earlier in the year, Kaela convinced me that it would be an easier way to knock out neighboring states especially when having to drive. Since the first attempt was successful (even including a PR) I planned another for the fall on the east coast. I would start with the … More Delaware | Monster Mash Marathon
We like to wrap vacations around races, as it is the easiest way to kill two birds with one stone. Kaela and I had been wanting to go to Alaska for some time now and actually were able to make it work into our schedule. Alaska is a multiple leg flight from Columbus and with … More Alaska | Beauty in Juneau
Going into 2018 I had a goal of going further than I had before. I wasn’t quite ready to plunge into a 100 miler but knew that I needed to stretch my limits to what seemed just out there. In 2017, after I completed North Country 50 miler, I felt that with a little bit … More Wisconsin | Kettle 100k
The Run CRANDIC was not my first choice when originally planning for Iowa. I wanted to run the highly rated Marathon to Marathon. However, 2017 was the last year that they were running the race so I had to start looking into other options. A quick trip to Running in the USA (I think I … More Iowa | Country Roads and Midwest Hills
After wrapping up with Kansas, we were back in the car heading south down I-35 towards Oklahoma City for the second leg of this crazy weekend. When planning for this back to back I just used the 50 states gadget on runningintheusa.com to look up races that were near each other on weekends I had … More Oklahoma | Wait, I thought OK was flat?
As states keep getting knocked off the list, Kaela and I are having to be strategic in travel plans to make our trips as purposeful as we can. I am getting to a point where driving to races is a longer adventure and with that we threw around the idea of trying to knock out … More Kansas | Windy 50k on the Prairie Spirit
After a great finish to 2017 with a couple of world major marathons, I had big intentions for 2018. I planned a packed schedule that would stretch my limits and also get a good number of states completed as well. This year started just as last year planning to run Mississippi Blues Marathon. If you … More Maryland | Hashawha Hills 50k