After putting in so much work on the online component of RW's Run This City feature, it was fun flying over Chicago's Lakefront Trail and spotting its landmarks.
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!
Fun facts: Robert has visited 49 states and 7 countries, but none outside North America. Robert is originally from Broomfield, Colorado. Robert lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Robert works for Runner's World magazine as the Executive Producer of their website. Robert has run up the Empire State Building's 86 flights of stairs four times. Robert is the owner of Ink Plant although that doesn't mean much these days as the shop lies dormant. Robert likes watching NASCAR, but doesn't understand all the rules. Robert was born on a Tuesday. Robert graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature. Robert has read every novel published by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
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. For more running stats, visit my running log.
From Saturday's trip to the mountains with @ericasara. #latergram #colorado
My wife is a giant!
Didn't have my phone on the run, so I had to drive back to take this.
Sunsets come too soon out here. #maui
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?
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 fewer books than I once was (thanks mainly to a subscription The Economist), but books are still regularly added to the Reading Log.
Pennsylvania sunset.
Fact: Beer tastes 26.2 times better after 26.2 miles. (And in a dry, non-sweaty shirt.)
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?
This was part of yesterday's marathon route. Came back today to take it in at a slower pace.
At a luau with my lovely bride.