Mississippi | The Blues

“Didn’t we already go down to Jackson?” This was Kaela’s response when I told her about the first race I was planning for 2020. If you remember from my Nashville race report, the Mississippi Blues marathon was supposed to be completed in 2017. The only problem was that upwards of a ¼ inch of ice [...]

Connecticut | Hartford Marathon

Considering I came into this race just a few weeks removed from Morgantown, with only about 26 miles of training, I was surprisingly feeling pretty good. It was time to make our first trip out to the New England states to start chipping away at them. In typical fashion, Kaela and I wanted to make [...]

Oregon | Beautiful Timothy Lake

When Kaela and I started planning out races for this 50 states journey, we knew the west coast would be a challenge. Since we would not have the ability to drive in a weekend, flights were going to be the main mode of transportation. Due to cost and time this made planning difficult. After I [...]

South Dakota | Brookings Marathon

Like many of the races on this adventure, my journey to South Dakota started with a visit to RunningInTheUSA.com. I noticed that the Brookings Marathon was having its 50th anniversary in 2019 and after registering for the 60th annual race in Atlantic City (I had not yet run it), I thought it would be fun [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]