Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Update on needs for my walk

I had posted things I will need for my trip before, but I now I will update that list with what I do have and what I still need. If you have any ideas or think of something I missed, please let me know. If you have any of these you would like to donate, that would be great (I would say lend, but with what I am doing, I cannot guarentee that anything would come back with me or what shape it would be in if it did)


Laptop or notebook. I really like the microsoft Surface 2, anyone had any experience with it?
Ipod (I actually have one, but would like one of the newer ones that have the pedometer)
Extra wheels for my cart
Packets of oatmeal, noodle mixes etc.
Unbrella for sun and rain protection
gift cards from chain restaurants - Subway, Wendy's, MacDonalds etc.
gift cards from sporting good stores
(for clothes and basics while I am walking
warm/waterproof/lightweight hiking boots
Bluetooth Headset for my phone. Looking at Jawbone, does anybody have any experience with the Jawbone/any advice?


compact/lightweight tent - I hopefully will not have to use it, but need it just in case.
Sleeping bag liner/sleep sac
Duct Tape
Yoga mat
Water bottles and water bladder
plastic bowl, utensles
Pocket knife
Rain Poncho
First Aid kit
alergy pills/vitamins
s-clips/fasteners/bungie cords
Travel Pillow
Maps and atlas
winter coat/mittens
flash light/clip on lights
bug clip
bear spray
Space bags for packing clothes/keeping dry

I will also need to bring sun screen, toiletries. I do still have proposals out to several places for footwear, laptop or notebook, Ipod (please pray that the proposals go through)

I have gotten several pairs of hiking socks, some performance wear clothing. I have gone through all of my clothing and I should have enough performance wear for now. Most of it is long sleeved and pants, so I will have to update things as I walk, but hopefully by the time I need more of the warm weather clothing I will be a few sizes smaller anyway.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The link to my interview with channel 7

Here is the link to the interview I did with channel 7. It turned out really good especially considering how nervous I was. I think the actual walking will be a breeze after dealing with the promotions part of this. LOL

Friday, January 17, 2014

Interviewed by channel 7

I was interviewed by Channel 7 news today. I think that was even more scary than the thought of walking coast to coast. It went really well I think. They interviewed both me and Noelle. It will be showing Monday, January 20th between 5 & 6am and then at noon. I am excited to be able to get the word out there some more. I have been moving forward with sending out more proposals for sponsorship, contacting the local news and radio stations and contacting the pregnancy centers in other states to try to get people to walk alongside me and people to drive along too. Once I get the link to the interview, I will try my hardest to link it here. I am not making any promises though, LOL.

I would also like to thank Mike Campese for helping to keep me motivated to work out. He has been walking the malls with me and having someone to be accountable to really helps me to get out there and do what I need to do. Check out his website at for any of your IT needs.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

77 more days!!

Once again it has been a while since I posted. The holidays are over and things will start to get back into their normal rhythm. I just opened up my new calendar for this year and so decided to start my countdown. 77 days until I start my journey. That is pretty scary, 77 days is not a long time! I have so much to do in that short time. I guess now is really getting to be crunch time!

Once again, I am asking for everyones prayers and I want you to know how greatful I am for everyone who has been praying. My needs are pretty much the same as they have been...Please pray for sponsorship especially from Verizon and for someone to cover the expenses for my footwear. Pray that I have people walking along side me and someone in a vehicle to drive along with me. Pray for continued health for my mother, my daughter and me, that I continue to stay humble and continue to realize that I can only do this by leaning completely on God. I cannot do this in my own strength. Pray that the charities I am supporting (Northtown Pregnancy Center and Olmsted Center for Sight) will be overwhelmed by donations.

I thank you all for all of your prayers and support. You don't know how many times just a word of encouragement has made a difference to me! I should be updating my blog a lot more now that I am getting close. I will have so much more that I need to do, and then have so much more information on my progress for you all.