2 coasts ... 1 HOPE

On January 6th 2009, I will be flying out to LA and walking back to Boston, raising money for cancer research. The route I'm taking should take 5 months and cover roughly 3,800 miles. We will be filming the entire trip for an upcoming documentary.

Friday, November 28, 2008

40 days 40 nights...something like that

It's been a week since the last blog, but two weeks since I've been able to workout. Yeah, two weeks. For those of you who don't know, I fell on my ass in NH screwing around (while ruling the "pong table" 15-1 with my friend Eric C.) and bruised my hip. The bruising spread down my leg to my knee over the two weeks making bending it painful. My friends, Dr. Moore and Dr. McNally over at Westport Chiropractic have been doing everything they can to get me back to full training. Thanks to them, I'll be back at it this coming week. They are miracle workers, when I get back in one piece it will be because of they're efforts.
A quick note about the workout that Dr. McNally has put together for me. OH MY GOD!!!! If this doesn't get me in shape it WILL kill me. Seriously, thank you Ellen.
As I write this it's under 40 days till I head to LA to start this adventure. The walk is going to be intense and to add to it we're shooting the whole thing for a full-length documentary. I say "we" because joining me for the first leg of the trip to do some of the filming are Carl(my brother), Eric and Steve. They will be with me from Hollywood to almost Phoenix, roughly 450 miles. These guys seem up to the task and it will definitely be fun. There will be more on the "doc" soon.
I'll keep you up to speed more often with such little time before I leave. Until then .....word to Preston's mother!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Way to go Nick

I'd like to send my congratulations to my friend Nick Moffatt for finishing his trek across America. Nick completed his journey on Nov. 18th. He walked 3,100 miles in 152 days, from New York to LA. I had been following Nick's blog since he first started. He was supposed to finish in January as our trip begun. I was hoping to cross paths, but he finished 1 1/2 months early. Great job Nick, hope to catch up with you in Atlanta.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

live and memorex

This week was a pretty busy media week. Monday morning I was on FUN 107 with JR and Sharon. In true walk the country fashion, I walked to the studio from my house. I met Carl and Eric in the parking lot, they came to film the whole thing. Once we got in the studio Jr and Sharon were gracious hosts. The interview went well and we should have the audio up soon. Thank you both and I will be calling you from the road.
On Wednesday I met with Walt Buteau of WPRI Channel 12. The interview happened while walking down Purchase street for a segment called Street Stories which aired on Friday night at 6:15. Walt and John (the cameraman) made me feel very comfortable the whole time. The piece was terrific. I can't thank them enough for all their help. And I'll see you guys when we take off from T.F. Green on the 6th.
One day I may get this interview thing figured out, till then, "Um,Ahh,Um" what you see is what you get (I need to learn some new pause words). I hope you all enjoyed them and thanks for the support.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Over-looking the mountains

Just a quick note. I'm currently in New Hampshire looking out the window at Mount Monadnock with my girlfriend Kelly and a bunch of friends. There are 12 of us renting a house up here just hanging out, taking turns in the 6 person hot tub. Life's tough.
The view would be amazing but the fog and rain keep getting in the way. The house is pretty huge, like 7 bedrooms, 4 baths or something like that. Anyway, just a weekend getaway.
I'll be back in the city Monday for another appointment with Dr. Moore. I will be walking to and from the office so 20+ miles. Gotta stretch it out sometime right?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Love and Support

There is nothing better than having a room full of people you love supporting your adventures. That is what happened on Sunday Nov. 9th at the Pasta House in Fairhaven. I had most of my family (related and extended) and friends on hand to help raise money for the JIMMY FUND/DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE.
The food was delicious, thank you Mario and staff for your hospitality. Dan Smith ,a long time friend of the family, provided the music and as always he was great. Thanks again Dan.
Here is a list of people and businesses that donated stuff for our silent auction: Carabiner's Indoor Climbing , Morgan Beryl, Cynthia Naples, Kathy Crawford, The Black Whale , Converse Photo , Village Bicycle , Ingrid Nadeau, Leonard Cutters, The Wharf Tavern , Gum Bo, Persy's Place, Antonio's, Cobblestone Restaurant , Waterfront Grille , Ice Chest Bar & Grill, and the Pasta House . Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions, because of you it was a tremendous success.
I can't say thank you enough to everyone who came out to support me. I also have to give a special thanks to my family for getting all this stuff together and putting up with me. Love you all.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


62 days from tomorrow I'll be getting on a plane to LA. But in 4 days, Sunday the 9th I will be gathering with friends and families for brunch. We are having a fund-raiser brunch at The Pasta House in Fairhaven at 11 a.m. . There will be eggs, toast, all the fixings and fun. We will be holding a silent auction with gift certificates from generous local businesses and hand-crafted goods to bid on. If you don't have ticket yet, they are $20 each, you can e-mail me at jesseandbrucewalkamerica@gmail.com or just show up and pay at the door. We should have a lot of fun and good food.