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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]