Six At-Home Exercises For Runners Using Nothing But A Baby

First and foremost, no babies were injured in the creation of this post. Being a dad is tough. Our little guy Cal was born a month earlier than we expected, and because of this, there was no baby class for this guy. This baptism by fire approach to fatherhood has taught me much, and one…

50 Beautiful College Campuses For A Good Run

College campuses are some of my favorite places to go for a run. Luckily, I’ve been able to visit many campuses (125+ in total and 27 on this list) throughout my life through work and travel. Each is unique and many offer wonderful running routes. I had great fun developing this list, and I used…

My Heart Is In Boston

Three years ago, I ran the Boston Marathon and it changed my life. Tonight, I write with a heavy heart as I watch a horrendous scene play over and over in the exact location that brought me immense joy just a few years ago. Ever since I first visited Boston in 2004, I’ve considered the…

In Search Of Runners To Contribute To This Blog

Last year, 26 individuals besides myself contributed to A Good Run. Collectively, they ran in 18 different U.S. states and four different countries. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each of their posts and received some great feedback about their experiences. Besides the documentation of my personal running trips, my goal with the blog is to allow…

“Best Of” My 2013 Running Trip

Last year I developed a “Best Of” list from my trip. I had a blast creating it, so I figured that I needed to do it again. Dollars raised for the Iron Phi program – $2,167.50 Worst weather for run – Memphis (Rain) Best weather for run – Athens Most used item that I had…

My 2013 Running Trip – A Reflection

Wow, what a whirlwind of a trip filled with so much fun, camaraderie, caloric outtake and intake, remarkable sites, travel and memories. As I kick back now that I’m back in Ames, I wanted to reflect a bit on the trip. I will also be doing a “Best of my running trip” blog post that…

Haikus for Steve’s Trip – By JP

During my time in Pittsburgh last year during my run, I was able to spend time with a man who is working to become the next big thing when it comes to the haiku. Yes, the haiku, a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. Today, I woke up…

Day 5 of 8 – 6.0 Miles in Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi has been on my shortlist of towns to visit for quite some time. Having visited nearly 100+ campuses, many people have mentioned to me that a trip to Ole Miss is a must. The quintessential college town from what they say. When I was planning this year’s run, I knew that I wanted…

Day 1 of 8 – 7.75 Miles In Fort Dodge, Iowa (My Hometown!)

Megabus Part Deux is officially underway. There was no better way to start my 2013 trip than by going home to Fort Dodge, Iowa, to run the city where I spent 16 or so years of my life. We’re all proud of our hometowns, and I am no different. I would select no other place…

21 Answers To 21 Questions About My Upcoming Running Trip

Last year, it was fun to answer a few questions prior to my trip and then look back on my answers at the end of the trip. So I’ve decided to do it again, with a few new questions. Biggest Fear About The Trip Last year, I was worried about how the weather might affect…

4.73 Miles in El Paso, Texas With Jered Holder

Written By Jered Holder My name is Jered Holder. I’m 34, and I am a transplant to the El Paso area via points worldwide. Originally, I am from Arlington, TX and I grew up about a mile and a half from the Ballpark at Arlington and a quarter mile from where Cowboys stadium currently sits….