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 42 marathons in 26 states, the most recent being Tennessee. 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 189 books. That's 67,458 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…

  • ...has read every novel published by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • ...is the owner of Ink Plant although that doesn't mean much these days as the shop lies dormant.
  • ...likes watching NASCAR, but doesn't really understand it.
  • ...has visited 49 states and 7 countries, but none outside North America.
  • ...works for Runner's World magazine as the Executive Producer of their website.
  • ...was born on a Tuesday.
  • ...is originally from Broomfield, Colorado.
  • ...has run up the Empire State Building's 86 flights of stairs four times.
  • ...graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature.
  • ...lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania.
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.
At a luau with my lovely bride.
One is to drink, one is to keep away bugs. But which is which?!
We found the coast. #htc14 #morningwin
Mt. Hood. Now, where's the coast? #htc14 #MorningWin
Sunsets come too soon out here. #maui
Not quite NASCAR, but still fun. #sunday #funday
I'm going to have such a hyper kid on my hands tonight.
From Saturday's trip to the mountains with @ericasara. #latergram #colorado
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?
Check out the July issue of @runningtimes. That's me on page 34.