The Hawaii run feels a little like cheating because I don’t remember it clearly. But I know I ran in Hawaii because it was the first time I ran on the beach. When I tell people about 5K in 50 States, “Have you done Hawaii yet?” is a common question. My answer is not the island adventure tale they probably hope to hear. Fitting, since the unexpected is at the core of this project. Some of the most impressionable runs were those I thought I would simply check off a list, while the states that may sound memorable are just a check-mark.