Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31st morning run

Ran with Susan Riblet in Ellijay, Georgia. The starting temperature was around 32 degrees with some cloud cover. We went around seven and a half to eight miles. I felt more in control today than I have in awhile. I was a little bit stronger . I walked on the concrete and jogged on the asphalt and the grass. I will run one more day with this young lady, and then head west.

December 30th, 2014 blog post

Started off early in Ellijay, Georgia. Running with Susan Riblet. We will not be doing much more of that. I will run with her Wednesday morning and Thursday morning. After that I will be running alone.

I headed back to Holly Springs, Georgia. Got some rest. Took a couple of pictures.


Did some bicycling today on the Charity miles application for the Alzheimer’s Association.

I’ve been doing a little bit after dark.


Two more nights I will be in Georgia. On Friday morning I will head back to the Scottsboro / Huntsville area and continue my trip across America to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Watch “Heading back to Alabama” on YouTube

Heading back to Alabama:

A research idea!!

Can you imagine a bunch of research scientists sitting around together for a few days, talking and listening about what is going on in their field of research. I have heard this talked about a few times. Can you just imagine sometimes the possibility of one of those moments where somebody realizes something they know can help another scientist move on and maybe find a cure. That sounds pretty awesome to me. I really believe we have the talent and the machinery but not the money. We need more money for research, for Alzheimers disease.

You are not alone

There are so many ideas now that help people that are dealing with Alzheimers disease. So much has been learned about how to make a caregivers
life better. I just hope caregivers know where to look and how to look to find it. Learning new things is a great part of life. The Alzheimers Association can help so much in this area.

She challenged her dad

She put the Charity Miles application on his phone today.
She challenged him to walk one mile everyday. She hopes he will increase that, overtime.

She wants her dad to be around for a long time. She is very proud of him and she loves him.

She wants her children to learn from him and see his example.

My thoughts about giving up

This is about life !!

I’m 64 years old, and I have never quit. No matter what seems to go on, I keep smiling, keep having hope, and keep getting good feelings from doing things. Do I think I will ever quit?

No I do not!!

Why not quit?
Because my children and my grandchildren are watching and so are yours. They learn from us what to do, so I want them to learn good. I just don’t want them to ever quit trying.

December 29th, 2014 blog post

Started the day running with Susan Riblet in Ellijay Georgia. A little over 8 miles.

Headed back to Holly Springs and ran by my daughter’s house. She picked me up a holder for my phone that I can put on top of the stroller. She did a good job picking it out.

I got on the bike several times today, wearing the shirt and logging some miles for the Alzheimer’s Association on the Charity Miles application.

I spoke with a couple of staff members from the Alzheimer’s Association  today.

Three more nights I spend here in Holly Springs, Georgia and then I begin heading west. Raising awareness for the Alzheimers Association.

Thank you Dr. Salk

The polio vaccine stopped this. Here are 2 pictures of people with polio. My little cousin died of polio a long time ago. I found these pictures on the internet.



A memory from 2013 trip

On June 14th, 2013, I jogged and walked 31 miles into San Jon, New Mexico.The high temperature that day was 98 degrees. The last 2 or 3 miles the highway department was resurfacing the interstate beside me. I remember the extra heat and the smell of asphalt.

I don’t understand for sure, why, but that was a good day and a good memory. I will never forget that day.

Someone called me that day and asked me to never give up on someone. I never have. I never will.