2016 Running Trip – Day 7 – Vicksburg, MS to New Orleans, LA

My final day of running had arrived. In front of us was a drive from Vicksburg, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana where dad and I would take Friday to relax and be tourists before flying home to Des Moines on Saturday morning. Day 7 is always bittersweet. On one hand, I greatly look forward to…

2016 Running Trip – Day 6 – Oxford, MS to Vicksburg, MS

Day 6 – The day the body begins to scream at me. That first step out of bed in the morning is always interesting, but I’ve been pretty lucky this go round. I slept like a rock in the Monkey House and stopped over to Sparky’s before we left to bid him a farewell. In…

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…

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…

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…