Recently someone asked me, of all the places that I have been on my running adventures, which was the best place I have visited. I thought about it for a moment. I have run in so many memorable places that it is difficult to pick just one. Every place I have traveled to has had something … Continue reading A Truly Memorable Race
My latest running adventure took me to Greenville, Mississippi for the Mississippi River Half Marathon. (There was also a full marathon.) This was the first time I ran a point-to-point race that started in one state and finished in another. The Mississippi River race started in Arkansas and finished in Mississippi. You might be thinking I … Continue reading Mississippi or Arkansas?
At the start of 2017 my objective was to finish the remaining 13 states in my 50 States Endurance Challenge. I had most of my races picked out but I was having trouble finding a half marathon in Connecticut that fit into my jam-packed schedule. Looking at the race calendar on the 50 States Half … Continue reading Running a Race Indoors
When I am out on a training run, I have time to let my mind wander. This week I found myself thinking about this year and all the adventures I had. Looking back on 2016, I can say I had some very memorable running experiences and plenty of adventures. All in all, it was a … Continue reading A Year of Running Adventures
You may think that every half marathon is the same no matter where you go. I am finding that races can be as unique as snowflakes. The last two races that I have run illustrate how true this is. A few weeks ago I went to Carnation, Washington (just outside Seattle) to run the Beat … Continue reading A Tale of Two Races
One thing I have never done well is take a break to rest and recuperate. I have some sense of urgency about achieving my goals, running as much as I can, checking races off my “to-run” list. Maybe Transverse Myelitis is making me feel that way, making me not want to waste a moment being … Continue reading R & R
As I was looking over the races I have done, I noticed I have run through several iconic stadiums and tracks, places where famous races and sporting events are held. It is one of the more enjoyable aspects of running races - I get to go places I would otherwise never see. This past weekend … Continue reading Running in a Football Stadium
Last weekend I headed to Indianapolis, Indiana to run a half marathon - State #30 on the road to running in all 50 States. I picked this particular race - the Indy Mini Marathon - because the course included a lap on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There isn’t any other way I would be able … Continue reading Racing Meb
I was working on this week’s post when I saw a follow-up post on social media from Lance, the runner who collapsed during the Zion Half Marathon. After reading his post, I knew that I needed to share the rest of his story. Like me, many of you were probably wondering how he is doing. … Continue reading Miracle at Mile 4 – An Epilogue
A couple weeks ago I was looking for an interesting film to watch on the long flight to Utah for the Zion Half Marathon. I found a documentary called “The Five Elements of Adventure.” Given that my goal is to have more adventure in my life, I was curious to learn what Matt Walker, a mountaineer … Continue reading How Do You Define Adventure?