Well I made it thru Day 1 and came out with a smile on my face. What an incredible feeling this is, to really finally be doing this, running across the country…it just feels like it took so much work and organizing to get here that it’s unbelievable that it’s actually here. I am officially on a running v a c a t i o n! ! Wow.
Maybe it isn’t really a vacation but the thought of having nothing to do every day except run is incredible. And stop and meet with kids when and wherever I can! So so good.
so I arrived at my destination, showered, sat for a while then went and found some food. I actually still have such a butterfly stomach that the crazy hunger hasn’t set in yet. Now I am icing and trying to keep my eyes open a bit longer to finish writing this and call my parents.
Before I sign off I wanted to say how HAPPY I am that Carolyn and company, Anthony, Sharon, and Kevin and company came to the Pier this morning. And of course my sister Rosa and friend Erin. (This week would have been IMPOSSIBLE without both of them) That start was really emotional for me, like I said I had 7 months of caged energy inside me ready to break loose. Plus knowing my family was watching on the live surf cam, the news being there…it really was a very special moment and I am so appreciative of everyone who supports this crazy adventure.
As we rounded the end of the Pier this morning, a Mom and her daughter stood waiting for us, cheering us on, and I heard them make a comment about how special the Boys& Girls club is….I hope they are reading this now because seeing them out there this morning was definitely a huge motivation for me.
So that’s it for day 1. Thank you everyone for getting into this and being excited with me and helping to push me along towards my goal. It is awesome. And thank you to HB-TV3 and the Huntington Beach Independent for making me feel like a rockstar : )