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…

2015 Running Trip – Day 7 – Knoxville, Tennessee

The final day of the 2015 running trip was here. I’ve learned over the years that the final day should be a little more relaxed than other days. By day seven, both the body and the mind are fatigued, so the day should be spent celebrating the accomplishment. Leading into the trip, I had been…

2015 Running Trip Preview

With a little over a month to go until my 2015 running trip, much of the planning has been done, and I thought I’d share my plans. As always, I’ve waited until the final month before the trip to ramp up my training. While it probably isn’t the best approach to step on the gas…

Day 4 of 8 – 9.03 Rainy Miles In Memphis, Tennessee

Today couldn’t have started much earlier than it did. I fell asleep in Nashville at 9:00pm last night, slept for four hours and awoke at 1:00am to make my way to the Megabus to get to Memphis. I’ve never taken the overnight Megabus before, but the options to Memphis were limited, and it was really…

7.65 Miles On Foot, 6.5 Miles By Bike In Nashville, Tennessee

Nine hours after leaving Chicago I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee. We stopped through Indianapolis and Louisville en route to Nashville. Wow, nine hours by bus will take it out of you, but I was able to catch up on my writing and luckily had some space to stretch out. When I arrived in Nashville, I…