Welcome. This is the personal website of Robert James Reese. There's nothing terribly important here, just a collection of things that had nowhere else to go.
To date, I've run 44 marathons in 28 states, the most recent being West Virginia. Eventually, the goal is to get all 50, but that's going to take a while. Here's a map of the progress.

My personal best is a 2:52:11, set in March 2013, but the goal is to improve that too.
Another, less active, goal is to see a ballgame in every major league city. That one's 47% complete; I've been to games in 14 cities. (A note on why it's cities and not ballparks is included.)
After graduating from college in 2005, I decided to start keeping a reading log. Since then, I've read 191 books. That's 67,913 pages in case you're curious. These days, I'm reading less than I once was, but books are still regularly added to the Reading Log.
Here are some facts about me in no particular order. Robert…

  • ...works for Runner's World magazine as the Executive Producer of their website.
  • ...graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature.
  • ...lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania.
  • ...likes watching NASCAR, but doesn't really understand it.
  • ...has visited 49 states and 7 countries, but none outside North America.
  • ...is originally from Broomfield, Colorado.
  • ...is the owner of Ink Plant although that doesn't mean much these days as the shop lies dormant.
  • ...was born on a Tuesday.
  • ...has read every novel published by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • ...has run up the Empire State Building's 86 flights of stairs four times.
I have a movies log up here too. It's main purpose is to keep me from accidentally renting the same movies over and over again.
Finishing up the half yesterday. Luckily, I hadn't run all out and had enough left in the tank to tag along with Shalane Flanagan when she said she wanted to run an extra 6 miles after. 19 miles instead of 13... Why not?
Sunsets come too soon out here. #maui
From Saturday's trip to the mountains with @ericasara. #latergram #colorado
Didn't have my phone on the run, so I had to drive back to take this.
I'll be at the #RWHalf shoe lab for the next few hours. Stop by and say hi.
Check out the July issue of @runningtimes. That's me on page 34.
Fantastic run this morning. After a week of zeroes thanks to an injured knee, I got out for four miles in NYC. No knee pain!
Thanks for cheering for me this morning, @ericasara. (And for the photo.)
Fact: Beer tastes 26.2 times better after 26.2 miles. (And in a dry, non-sweaty shirt.)
At a luau with my lovely bride.