I'm Joshuaine

(you can call me Josh)

This is me, in my favorite striped hat, with my life partner Shan. He runs far (really, really far). I run far, too, but I bike even farther. I've always been drawn to big adventures, including a cycling traverse of Vermont, an adventure in Death Valley, and lots of mountain biking in hot spots like Kingdom Trails, Asheville, Moab, and Bentonville. Luckily, I have friends who are happy to join me and - even better - have crazy ideas of their own. This means there is always an adventure on the horizon. I created this blog to highlight an expedition Shan and I are planning - a bike-supported run across the country to raise money and awareness for the East Coast Greenway.

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East Coast Greenway Expedition

On April 16th, 2022 we plan to embark on a bike-supported run on the East Coast Greenway, a partially finished multiuse path that runs from Key West, FL to the Canadian border in Maine. This will be my first cross-country trek and Shan's second run across America (first time was West to East). The expedition will be a test of our physical abilities, mental endurance, and organizational skills. We're using this journey to raise awareness (and money) for the East Coast Greenway Alliance and to help promote a healthy lifestyle for runners, walkers, and cyclists.

And, let's be honest, it's also an awesome way for us to share our passions (for running and cycling), in a complementary way, while doing something meaningful and making some amazing memories together. I am truly excited to see how we weather this challenge together.

In my blog posts and photos, I hope to capture the essence of our 2022 expedition - the planning of the trip, the epic-ness of the execution (the ups and the downs), the excitement of success, and the joy and satisfaction in reflection. Even with the amazing spreadsheet I have built, I have no doubt we will encounter hiccups, challenges, and technical difficulties along the way. I think we're ready for it, though.

I hope you enjoy our journey as much as we do!