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, January 30, 2009

Positivety is not about being soft, it's about being smart.

I know I've put this on here before, but there is one line I think about when I want to stop walking.

"If a person never quit when the going got tough, I guess they wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of their life."

So I woke up this morning and .......went for a walk. I know I was supposed to be resting but it was only a couple blocks. When I got back, I played on the computer and waited to go pick up Kristin.

Kelly (Kristin's friend) and I headed to the airport and got there almost in perfect time. Hugs and kisses, then off to find REI. Before we found REI though we found a Dunkin' Donuts. I was so excited and showed my New England-side, "Large ice coffee, black please." DELICIOUS !!!!!!

At REI, I started gathering things I felt I needed. I was looking to possibly upgrade my solar charger, grab some bike tubes and just about anything else that was there. My solar charger is a SOLIO Classic and I'm looking for more power. The helpful staff informed me that they were all sold out of the one I was craving. Oh well. Got my tubes, replaced my broken sunglasses, grabbed some bars and powders and headed for the counter. After explain to the staff what I was out doing, giving some LIVESTRONG bracelets and business cards out, we were on our way.

Back home, time to kick back and relax. Kelly and Kristin have been catching up and I've been checking on routes, reading emails, and relaxing. There are a few friends of Kristin's coming by to visit tonight after we eat.

Seth and the folks at Trek Lite gear, one of my sponsors, posted this on Trek Life, their blog. Thanks for the support guys.

Tomorrow I'll head out with Kristin and cover as much ground as she can. She's pretty tough, so it will be good.

From the "What's in my Ipod" file: It took 15 years to release a new song, but once I heard it I was hooked all over again. "Said we wouldn't last, said our time would pass, said we're just a flash, but we're still kicking ass."

Day 23 total: 0
Jesse Walks America total: 411.8

NKOTB - 10/8/08


Anonymous said...

A friend pointed me to your blog and I am slowly but surly reading it from the start. You are awesome- thank you for doing this! I intend to keep following your journey. Good luck and best wishes.

Steven said...

NKOTB. RIGHT ON. got any Dino on your ipod?. should be pretty cool having your sis around for a bit. you got the right stuff, just keep hanging tough. take it step by step. ;)take care