Join Us for a Mile or a Morning
We keep being asked the logistics of how this works. So here it is...
We drove the route last winter and every 15 miles looked for a place to park the motorhome for a night. Across the state we have farmers, businesses, churches and schools who have welcomed us to stay on their properties. In the morning we take the tow car and drive back 15 miles to the previous nights spot. This is where the run starts. We run to the motorhome, rest, eat and cleanup. Then we go back to the car, hook it up and tow it to the next nights spot and repeat the process.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Details of the services are as follows:
Tuesday, May 30 - visitation from 4:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 31 - funeral at 11:00 am
Both are at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville, MN
Cards can be sent to my mom's house. If you need that address please contact Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, MN.
Any questions, please leave a comment.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
While this is unexpected and very difficult for us, it probably couldn't have been a better way to pass. Services will be at Zion Lutheran in Stewartville likely next Tuesday and Wednesday. I'll let everyone know as plans are solidified.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
We also had a nice conversation with superintendent Bill Adams who approved us spending the night at JWP.
Last night we received an email from Kali at the Dog House Bar & Grill right on main street in Janesville. She invited us to lunch today. What an unexpected surprise. Lunch (and a bloody mary for Natalie) was superb. Here she is with her boss and owner Zac.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
COLD...WET...WINDY... Another day of the same. But, fortunately we waited until the rain was pretty well stopped AND the wind was from the west. So, all in all it was a good run. Natalie was back to keep me on track.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Natalie left to watch her kids soccer tournament tomorrow. She's planning on being back tomorrow night. Tomorrow's run will be boring as well. Just a straight shot east.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Day 6 did not start out very well. It was raining and windy. Since it was raining when we left for Lamberton, we went on to Tracy to buy a newspaper. It was a nice article.
Apologies to those that are real time tracking, as the system didn't start properly. Probably because some unnamed person messed with my watch and phone last night. The run finally started at 7:40. Made one wrong turn (not the one pictured below). Total miles was 15.8.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
Tracy Headlight-Herald stopped us for an interview. We also talk to the high school track coach to see if any kids might want to train with us. Track meet tomorrow, so they are not going to be available.
Storms expected for tomorrow. We might have to adjust the start time to miss the worse of the weather.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
|Found a pink pig!|
|3 ladies from Pipestone|
stopped for a picture.
Another wonderful surprise when we got back to the motorhome. There was a bag on the steps with meat sticks, prize hot dogs and hamburger. Another treat from John Bakker before he went into the field for the day.
For those who missed it, here is the link to the KAAL TV story.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Article Link: http://www.postbulletin.com/sports/localsports/when-planting-s-done-he-ll-lace-em-up/article_d2033033-8680-5723-8e89-02f1f034682b.html
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Of course Natalie is the one who got me started running. Since she is coming along and training for a triathlon, her family will be without mom for 3 weeks. Not to worry, Dad (Jamie) is a great cook. Avery takes care of the chickens and collects the eggs when not carrying a hen under each arm. Brett is training to give Grandpa a challenge in a 5K. Thank you for all the support.
Family support is very important. Quentin & Julie's family are close by to help with the duties I am leaving behind. Q Transmission is on the farm so we are never in a bind for vehicles to drive. Julie helps coordinate the girls swim teams and has procured a "Border to Border" banner for the motorhome. Sam and Charli not only has their mom's knack for cooking, they also help around the shop. Thank you all.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I could not have made it this far without my wife Rosemary. She takes on a lot of the farmyard duties, especially all the mowing. Though she retired from the actual farming, she will still jump into a truck or combine when necessary. When I started to run 15 year ago, I said I wanted to run long enough to make a shirt quilt. She made this beautiful king size quilt in 2008. It will be along on the run.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Average daily distance is 15 miles running, 30 miles biking.
Bike schedule to be posted
Target start date is May 13th.
|May||Day # Start||lat||long/description||Bike Days||Address|
|13||1||44.2685167||-96.4528500||No||Highway 14 SD Border|
|14||2||44.2256500||-96.2533500||Yes||Highway 9, Lake Benton, MN (Twin Lake County Park)|
|15||3||44.2108000||-96.0492000||No||1250 110th Street, Ruthton, MN|
|16||4||44.2192667||-95.8154833||Yes||1155 240th Ave, Garvin, MN|
|17||5||44.2223000||-95.5338667||No||11852 Bunker Ave, Walnut Grove, MN|
|18||6||44.2261740||-95.2703400||Yes||546 S IIex Street, Lamberton, MN|
|19||7||44.2272000||-95.0110333||No||41130 180th Street West, Springfield, MN.|
|20||8||44.2225833||-94.7571700||28638 County Road 24, Sleepy Eye, MN|
|21||9||44.2249140||-94.4625820||14485 County Road 24, New Ulm, MN|
|22||10||44.1595720||-94.2437990||50606 213 Street, Lake Crystal MN|
|23||11||Walmart||1881 East Madison Ave, Mankato|
|24||12||Trinity Lutheran Church||Janesville|
|26||14||Trinity Lutheran Church||609 Lincoln Ave S. Owatonna|
|27||15||44.071529||-92.899810||17000 610th St, Dodge Center (this location could change)|
|28||16||Intermediate School||No||Byron - Med City Marathon (Half)|
|29||17||Athletic Parking Lot||Yes||Rochester Community College|
|30||18||Corner of US 14 and County 10||Dover|
|31||19||Lewiston High School||Lewiston|
|31||19||End at Bridge to Wisconsin||Winona|