50 State Challenge Map

50 State Challenge Map
States completed

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hawaii Day 8

I can't think of a cooler way to close this chapter than a showing up in Times Square.

Hawaii Day 7

We spent out last day in Maui visiting Paia and spending some time at Ho'okipa Beach. We had an early dinner at Mama's Fish House (amazing and must do when in Maui) before heading to the airport.

A great way to end the week and now I look forward to my next challenge.  More to come on that ...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hawaii Day 6

Up at 2 am.  Out by 2:45 am.  Sunrise starting at 6:15 am.  Sunrise at 7.

Amazing experience this morning at Mount Haleakala.
Sun breaking through.

Sunrise from 10,000 ft.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hawaii Day 5

Five years ago I created "Tight Laces in 50 Places," a personal challenge to run a half marathon in every state. Today - after 105,920 miles traveled and 655 marathon miles ran - I've come to the end of that journey. This morning I crossed the finish line in Maui, completing Hawaii and thereby all 50 states!

I want to thank all my friends and family that accompanied me on my travels and were there for both the good and rough times (two days stuck in Fargo!) A special thank you to my sister Maria who accompanied me to more states than anyone (10). Thanks, Mari!

I’m still tossing around ideas for my next challenge. But until I figure that out ... I’m going to the beach. Later!

The most supportive siblings a brother can ask for.

My niece!

The brother-in-laws

The #50 Hawaii crew.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hawaii Day 4

A great day of whale watching and beach time.  I'll let the video and pictures do the talking with respect to the whales.

I also picked up my packet for tomorrow.  I'm all set for 50.  Just one more day.  More pics to come tomorrow as I close out this challenge.

Lahaina Harbor

Pulling out of the harbor

There she is.

Coming back to shore.

Me with my #50 Bib.  Thank you Lahaina organizers!