Moving on to Iowa

For the past year and a half I have been running to virtually visit Kathy in Rapid City, South Dakota. Note to self- set up a zoom call with Kathy!

When I finally got there it was an awesome feeling, but being the goal oriented person I am, I immediately needed a new goal. Enter…Mildly Granola! I love reading this blog and have often been envious of her knitting circle- they wear the same socks and have yummy snacks! She also has the cutest kids who will wear knitted items:) So I was beyond excited when she invited me to carry on running to visit her in Urbandale, Iowa.

August was my first month continuing on from Rapid City and I have made it to Okaton, South Dakota. I’m actually standing on the intersection of 264th street and Interstate 90.

Okaton is a first for me as it is a hamlet. I’m not sure I’ve ever visited a Hamlet before. Okaton was founded in 1906 when the train went through but now boasts a population of 36.

One cool thing is that it used to host a ghost town, but the owner died and it shut down then.

I won’t be staying long here and hope to make more good progress in September. September is a tough running month for me as it is back to school time and my running buddy goes on his annual holiday. Last September I only managed 68km so I am hoping to do more this year!

Have fun!

AJ