Day 4 – A Cold 7.00 Miles in Cincinnati

The Queen City!  My home for 5+ years and a place that will always hold a very special place in heart.  I arrived downtown Cincy at 5:40pm and was picked up by my friend Graham.  Tillie and I became great friends with Graham and his fiancee Tracy during our time in Cincinnati and Graham and…

Day 3 – A Windy 6.33 Miles in Indianapolis

Saturday started early and promised to be a hectic day.  After 7 ½ hours of great sleep in the “man cave”, Mindy dropped me off at the Megabus stop in Chicago for my 7am departure.  Bundled up, I grabbed a top deck seat that allowed me to sprawl out a bit.  I was able to…

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…

Day 1 – A Rainy 6.38 Miles in Des Moines, Iowa

Well, the adventure has begun.  On Wednesday evening, I was able to thank a few donors in Ames.  Yes, it’s not Des Moines, but there was a good reason for taking these two pictures.  The first stop was First American Bank, where I was able to thank Jason Wise.  Jason and I both worked here…

61 Thank You Signs Are Ready

I can’t wait to hold these bad boys up in front of landmarks along the run.  The support I’ve received from friends and family has been awesome and this will be a small way to say thanks along the way. There’s still time to donate and have a sign of your own.  I’ll be printing…

15 Questions About My Upcoming Run

I’ve gotten many questions from friends and family throughout the planning stages of this ridiculous trip, so I thought it’d be fun to answer many of these questions on the blog. Biggest Fear About The Trip Really, my only fear about the trip is how weather could affect the bus schedules.  As you can imagine,…