Maybe he found some Forrest Gump instinct to just "feel like running". I don't know. I've known the fellow for a couple of years. He went from nothing to running for marathons to going for ultra marathons and now 1500 miles across the state of Iowa in JUNE! We're talking 80-90 degree heat! He's going to run essentially a marathon a day. Who knows why people do such things, but if you want to join along as he tours many of the Motel 8s in Iowa, you can!