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…

2016 Running Trip – Day 4 – Davenport, IA to St. Louis, MO

Want to help me fight ALS? Donate here. I’m $338 away from raising $20,000 for Iron Phi. Day 4 promised a glimpse into the life of Mark Twain as we traveled from Davenport, Iowa to St. Louis, Missouri. The day’s journey would include approximately 350 miles in the car and mile runs in eight different…

2016 Running Trip – Day 2 – Minneapolis, MN to La Crosse, WI

Minneapolis, Minnesota to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Day 2 was supposed to be our “easy” day. The road mileage was less than half of what we had averaged during the first two days. Because Friday took us longer than expected, we ended up adding St. Paul, Minnesota to Saturday’s trek. We also decided that because the…

8.14 Miles in Dubuque, Iowa

I’ve had the opportunity to travel the United States and Europe pretty extensively, but landing on my short list of “cities to visit” for quite some time has been one of my home state’s treasures – Dubuque, Iowa.  I’ve heard nothing but praise about this Mississippi River community, so the Good family finally packed up…