Journey of The Rhode Runner (Part 1: Introduction)

Hi Everybody! I would like to fill you in on another project I am working on. Almost 2 years ago, I began running again for the first time in many, many years. Then May of last year, I had a severe ankle injury. I have been able to run pain-free for the past couple of months. During one of these runs, I decided that I want to run a 5K in all 50 states. I am going to try to do this over a 5 year period. My first race is coming up this Sunday. I have created a blog to track my journey, called The Rhode Runner. Don’t worry though. Return to the ’80s is still going to be alive and well. If you follow my Rhode Runner blog, you will get to know me on a more personal level. So, please head on over to, and subscribe, if you would like to follow me on this exciting new Journey. (and yes, I used the word journey, accidentally-on-purpose, as a nod to my family here on this site. It just so happens to be very appropriate). I am also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under TheRhodeRunner. Here is my first article. There is also a Part 2. Let me know what you think. And for anybody outside of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, please let me know if you know of any good 5K races in your area. Maybe we can have an ’80s party when I hit your town.

The Rhode Runner

Profile - Finish for a Guinness 2014 There are at least two types of journeys. One is traveling from one place to another. The other is a personal journey, progressing from one stage to another.

Each one of those definitions are appropriate for my mission. What is my mission? It is to run a 5K race in all 50 states in the U.S. I will track my progress on this blog. I will also write about the places I visit. Most 5k’s raise money for some sort of charity. So, I will try to interview the founders of each 5k and also get information about their charity if it applies. I’m not sure where this road will lead me, but if I am lucky enough to get some sponsors for this journey, I will write an article about them as well. I am going to try my hardest to do this over a 5 year period.


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