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…

  • ...has visited 49 states and 7 countries, but none outside North America.
  • ...was born on a Tuesday.
  • ...graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature.
  • ...likes watching NASCAR, but doesn't really understand it.
  • ...has run up the Empire State Building's 86 flights of stairs four times.
  • ...works for Runner's World magazine as the Executive Producer of their website.
  • ...is originally from Broomfield, Colorado.
  • ...has read every novel published by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
  • ...lives in Macungie, Pennsylvania.
  • ...is the owner of Ink Plant although that doesn't mean much these days as the shop lies dormant.
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.
My wife is a giant!
This was part of yesterday's marathon route. Came back today to take it in at a slower pace.
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!
Didn't have my phone on the run, so I had to drive back to take this.
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?
From Saturday's trip to the mountains with @ericasara. #latergram #colorado
Fact: Beer tastes 26.2 times better after 26.2 miles. (And in a dry, non-sweaty shirt.)
Check out the July issue of @runningtimes. That's me on page 34.
Sunsets come too soon out here. #maui
At a luau with my lovely bride.