Pictures from today

This young man does not want to forget Marshall University.

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Three encouraging folks at Amicalola.

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Jack and Julian. He came to tell me he is going to soon run his second 5k.

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This is Julian, with his mom. His grandmother contacted me later.

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This young man came from Jacksonville, Florida.

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Matt, Brandi and Payton Lein.

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He came from Florida

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He was encouraging. He said he came from Jacksonville, Florida to speak to me. He looked me in the eye, shook my hand, and said “thank you Jack”

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Julian, my new friend

I saw these folks on the trail. The little man Julian spoke to me in the lodge. He is getting ready for his second 5k, in Savannah. Him and his mom.

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Encouragment for me….

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I appreciate the kindness shown to me and the prayers for a safe trip.

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A Georgia flag in California

When I get to the Pacific Ocean, at the end of this run, I will wade out in the ocean with my stroller. I will stand for a few minutes and reflect. I will think of what I wanted to do and how much I actually did. I will realize my running across America days are over. I will walk out of the water and stick a flag in the sand. It will be a Georgia flag.

I will then head back to wherever my life is. It may be near a beach.
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This idea came to me from Tomas Paez

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“We are Marshall”

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The young man that drives this truck, and his wife can say those words.

Google Marshall and the plane crash and read about their awesome spirit.

Remarkable !!

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This will be a good day

I have a lot of miles to go. I will run jog walk and talk to people all day today.

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The empty room at the nursing home…..

This is an important real life story that always reminds me of the spirit human beings are capable of having.

A young lady decided to take her two children to a nursing home and visit some folks. They fell in love with an old man. He lite up like a Christmas Tree every time they visited. They lite up too. They made him feel loved and needed and he, in turn, made them feel loved and needed. She would tell me about him from time to time. I was away trying to help something along.

One day, her and her two children went, and the room was empty, the bed had been stripped. He was gone, he passed away. It hurt her so bad. She loved the old man. It hurt her babies. They loved the old man.

Amazing, to spend some of her valuable time sitting with someone she never even knew before. She couldn’t stand the thought of him not having someone to love and him not having someone to love him.

She still thinks of him often. She cried that day and she cried hard. Her buddy was gone.

Does connotation matter ?

The definition I found is as follows:

an idea or feeling that a word or get together invokes in addition to its stated reason

Does connotation matter with what I am trying to accomplish? I am trying to raise awareness to the point that lawmakers will earmark serious money to fund research that will slow and then cure and stop alzheimer’s, from even happening in the first place.

I am trying to raise awareness about the positive aspects of getting fit and staying fit.

Yes, I think connotation matters a lot! I think it is huge!

I would never try to fake how I feel about a dread disease. Anyone that is trying to do what I am doing should be real or go somewhere else.(my opinion) This is serious stuff. I think they should study the disease. I think they should be near the disease. I think they should notice the suffering caused by the disease. I think they should care so much, that if they make a mistake, they just keep right on going, because they care so much about what they are doing. I think they should read enough, that they maybe even get angry about some of the indifference they see. I think if a person does these things, they will have the right connotation.

The reason for what they are doing looks the same as what they stated.

I am real. I have done this stuff, I just spoke of. I have ran and read and cried. If I get to the point that I feel like I will have to fake how I feel, I will stop and step out of the way of others that are not faking it.

This is my opinion.

What happens every 67 seconds?

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