Texas | Hills of Cowtown

Back in Oklahoma last year I had the pleasure of spending a good part of the race with Chasidy. After some chatting about my goal she recommended a race in Texas. She had talked about how challenging the hills in the race were and said that she thought it would be something that I would [...]

New Jersey | Windy Atlantic City

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 [...]

Delaware | Monster Mash Marathon

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 [...]

Alaska | Beauty in Juneau

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 [...]

Wisconsin | Kettle 100k

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 [...]

Oklahoma | Wait, I thought OK was flat?

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 [...]

Maryland | Hashawha Hills 50k

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 [...]

New York | TCS NYC Marathon

After 3 years of entering the lottery, I was finally accepted into the New York City Marathon! Let me catch you up on the busy summer/fall of 2017 leading up to what has become my favorite marathon to date.   After Grandma's Marathon I took a little time off running to try and get my [...]