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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

11 Days on the Road, One Backpack

Those who have traveled with me know that efficient packing is not my thing.  With all of the travel I’ve done, you’d think my skills would have improved  over time.  Wrong.  I was the guy who traveled around Europe pulling a bag behind me while all my buddies had sweet travel packs.  The whole process…

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,…