Monday December 3, 2018 blog post

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While walking this morning, the realization that my response to whatever comes up, is my decision, and that’s a powerful choice to have. I oftentimes ask for help, but ultimately I take ownership of any decisions.

Wilson carried forty pounds of weight yesterday, as we logged four miles on the Charity Miles application. Folks stopped to see what was going on, and I’m not even sure. My gut seems to manage me a lot these days, it’s rarely wrong.

Wilson has been far.

This picture was taken in 2013

This picture was taken yesterday in mom’s yard. Winter is sneaky.

This is a good reminder for me.

Yesterday the Charity Miles application recorded a bit over nine miles.

Wilson went for a Walk today

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Strolling around town once more

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For several years she ran anywhere from 15 to 20 miles every week, and she says that it kept her fit. Then came the news, that she was pregnant. As time progressed she found it hard to find the motivation to go run. The baby came and it was a beautiful little boy. Her energy level was low and she knew what she needed to do, she needed to get some exercise. Her and her husband talked and thought about it a few days and finally went and purchased a jogging stroller. She loves it and she loves the activity. It’s not a race to her at all. It’s about putting her baby in the stroller and jogging and walking and even sitting on a bench, turning the stroller around so the baby faces her, and chatting with her new friend. She loves the stroller, and yes it is a BOB .

Anytime I see someone with a BOB stroller,I initiate a conversation. The conversations are always good.

about Wilson 

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I pushed the jogging stroller 2,594 miles in 2013. I stored what I needed to be self sufficient in it while I was raising awareness and money for the Alzheimer’s Association. We went through parts of 10 states. 

I decided to use a stroller after reading of Paul Staso using one on his journeys. 

Mine was a Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller. I purchased it at REI in Kennesaw, Georgia. 

This picture was taken in Monterey, California in 2013

My son Jack Jr., named the stroller Wilson, after the volley ball in the movie Castaway. 

The stroller is now at Britax in Fort Mill, South Carolina. 

The stroller and Jack

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The stroller came into being in 2012. I had been trying to figure out how I would carry the gear I would need across America in 2013.

I searched the internet and found the name Paul Staso. He had used a Bob stroller for long distance running.

To make a long story short, I purchased one from REI in Kennesaw, Georgia. It is a BOB Revolution SE Jogging Stroller.

My son named it Wilson.

Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller

Bob Revolution SE Jogging Stroller

It is harder physically to walk, jog and run with Wilson, but it ends up being more rewarding. It’s more rewarding because when I push it, more people talk with me and I share the information that may help them, concerning alzheimers disease.

We went almost 2,600 miles as a team in 2013.

Here is an interesting picture.

I think this was in New Mexico

I think this was in New Mexico

The stroller has always been very popular. The name Wilson came from the movie Castaway, starring Tom Hanks.

Wilson in Monument Valley, UT

Wilson in Monument Valley, UT

My old workhorse Wilson…..

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This picture was taken somewhere out west. I do remember this day very well.

Awesome family with a BOB stroller



Her grandfather has alzheimers disease. A beautiful family. This is the Hoover family.

Stay mentally & physically fit

Is it time to run with Wilson some?

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I will start loading Wilson and taking him up and down the paved road at Amicalola Falls State Park. I still have a few months, but I feel like it is time.

I feel so good every time I get Wilson out of the trunk of the car. This stroller has done its job well.

The picture above was taken by Dr. Steve Barger in Little Rock, Arkansas on the 2013 trip across America.

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