2016 Running Trip – Day 5 – St. Louis, MO to Oxford, MS

Tuesday started bright and early. I have a really tough time sleeping on these trips. It’s probably a combination of adrenaline, constant movement, soreness, and new places each night that cause this. Surprisingly, I generally wake up very refreshed, but it was a little different at 4:15am on Tuesday morning. I’ve been battling a lingering…

2016 Running Trip – Day 4 – Davenport, IA to St. Louis, MO

Want to help me fight ALS? Donate here. I’m $338 away from raising $20,000 for Iron Phi. Day 4 promised a glimpse into the life of Mark Twain as we traveled from Davenport, Iowa to St. Louis, Missouri. The day’s journey would include approximately 350 miles in the car and mile runs in eight different…

2016 Running Trip – Day 3 – La Crosse, WI to Davenport, IA

Want to help me fight ALS? Donate here. I’m $450 away from raising $20,000 for Iron Phi. Sunday morning welcomed us with heavy fog in rural Coon Valley, Wisconsin. Growing up Iowegian, I find open land to be very attractive, and foggy mornings bring with them amazing picture opportunities. I woke up feeling great, and…

Day 2 of 8 – 8.2 Miles in Chicago, Illinois

After finishing my run in Fort Dodge, I drove home and had just enough time to shower up, play with the Cal-man for a bit, watch my Cyclones have a complete meltdown in Norman, Oklahoma and head down to Des Moines to catch my first bus. I said my goodbyes to Tillie and Cal (more…

6 Miles in Chicago, Illinois with Joel Runyon

Written By Joel Runyon When Steve asked if I would do a quick run around the best city in the world – I figured why the heck not? Chicago is absolutely amazing. We started off, just off of Michigan Avenue and made our way through the crowds towards Congress. There, we stopped in front of…

Day 2 – A Snowy 8.81 Miles in Chicago

I arrived in Chicago at 7:30pm on Thursday evening and made my way to Andy Tomka’s house.  Before leaving Union Station, I took a minute to admire its beautiful structure.  I think train stations are the coolest.  So much better than airports. Andy, his girlfriend Liz and I went out for a quick bite that…