Sam's Blog
Read as Sam shares his feelings and experiences while completing the 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days!
Heat Wave!
Well, so much for a 5am start today, but I was running by 6:30 (granted, a far cry from 5, but still earlier than some days). I'm still trying to sleep off the exhaustion from driving through several nights last week, but am feeling more rested for sure. There was a rainstorm last night in Brookings during the night, and by morning the feared heat wave had moved on. We were blessed with amazing weather this morning- never got over 80 while I was running! There was a cool breeze, and the course was really beautiful. Friends from Seattle Adam and Jaime even came out to help cheer, and lead me through the course- so fun to see them out there. With a little earlier start, we had plenty of time to get back and I got a great massage, nice chilly ice bath, and got cleaned up, and we were off for lunch at a bagel place. Then back on the road for a wonderfully short drive to Fargo, ND. We've now made it safely to Fargo, and are excited to just relax a bit in the room tonight and get another good rest tonight. Having seen the movie Fargo, I was expecting Fargo the city to be much smaller, but it actually seems like it's a pretty large city- I'm looking forward to checking out 26.2 miles of it tomorrow morning!
2006-07-18 01:07:48 GMT
Comments (5 total)
Hey Sam,
I saw you on the NBC Today Show, you looked great! Still looking forward to running with you when you run Atlanta.
2006-07-18 02:12:00 GMT
Amazing task your accomplishing. God Bless you and I hope your body hold up. Is there any record of anyone running 50-50-50?
Mark-struggling with one marathon:(
2006-07-18 19:30:39 GMT
You are an incredible man! Safe Journeys and I'll be posting your information on 2 of my blogs - and You'll be rolling through there at the end, so you deserve more than a little ink for it!
Keep on!
2006-07-18 19:42:53 GMT
Keep up the good work brother!!
2006-07-18 21:43:06 GMT
Hi! I was that slow guy who ran by in the park as you were getting ready to start. I didn't realize who you were or what you were doing until I saw you in the paper the next day.

This is an amazing task you've set for yourself. Good luck.
--Joseph Thvedt
2006-07-24 20:10:52 GMT