I’m Bob Hilson and I’ve been a distance runner and marathoner for nearly 20 years. I’ve run 28 marathons and 35 half marathons. My goal is to run a marathon in every state, so I still have half a country to cover.I am the founder and coordinator of the Baltimore Pacemakers running group since 1999. We’ve got roughly 250 runners in the Baltimore area who regularly run with us and we are one of the largest running groups in Baltimore. Each week, I design and plot running routes in Baltimore that runners from the novice level to experienced runners can maneuver. On Wednesday mornings, I map out an hour long track workout that offers runners a good option to continual street running. The soft, level surface also benefits the knees. It’s always free to run with us. Professionally, I am editor of publications for CareFirst, a branch of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. I was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun for nearly 20 years and taught journalism at Morgan State University for 15 years.I am married and have two daughters. I live in southwest Baltimore.