About Running the States

Hello! Welcome to Running the States, my blog about running a half marathon in all 50 U.S. states and the adventures that come with it. The idea came from a friend (thanks, Kevin!), who completed the endeavor in a little over six years. It sounded like a fun idea, so I figured, why not do it, too?

So far, the journey has been a great way to explore the country, experience different cultures, meet new people, and share stories and ideas.


Running has introduced a new world and lifestyle to me. The running community is amazing and so supportive! It is a sport where I have seen competitors literally lift each other up to help them cross the finish line. Running has challenged me both physically and mentally, and I have grown tremendously from it. I’ve also learned so much about making choices that will support an overall healthier life for the longterm.

In this space, I’ll share tips on training, race information, travel logistics, healthy (and probably some not so healthy) recipes, and anything else related to running, travel, and wellness.

What’s on your mind? If you’ve got a running or travel tip or a great recipe to share or just feel like dropping a note, please do! Would love to hear from you.

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