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 43 marathons in 27 states, the most recent being Nebraska. 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…

  • ...is the owner of Ink Plant although that doesn't mean much these days as the shop lies dormant.
  • ...has visited 49 states and 7 countries, but none outside North America.
  • ...graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature.
  • ...lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania.
  • ...is originally from Broomfield, Colorado.
  • ...works for Runner's World magazine as the Executive Producer of their website.
  • ...has run up the Empire State Building's 86 flights of stairs four times.
  • ...has read every novel published by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • ...likes watching NASCAR, but doesn't really understand it.
  • ...was born on a Tuesday.
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.
From Saturday's trip to the mountains with @ericasara. #latergram #colorado
At a luau with my lovely bride.
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?
The best looking light in the world is the one you installed yourself, without having to call your dad for help.
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!
After setting the half marathon masters world record yesterday, Deena Kastor stopped by our offices for lunch today. So cool to meet her and hear her talk running. And, she was wearing her @ericasara necklace!
We bought our first house a year ago today. That went quick! #latergram
Check out the July issue of @runningtimes. That's me on page 34.
Goodbye, Nebraska. Now that state #27 is filled in on my marathon map, I wonder if I'll ever be back?
Sunsets come too soon out here. #maui