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…

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…

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 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…