We decided that early 2008 would
be the best time to start our
journey and with the colder
temperatures in the north east,
we sought out a southern route.
We would kick off our adventure
outside of Savannah GA on
February 1, 2008.
In 2004, we came across a website
of two guys that had run across
the country (www.runtheusa.com).
We read their stories and looked
through their pictures imagining
what it would be like to live with
nothing more than the clothes on
our back. The idea of traveling
and living this way, if only for a
brief time, intrigued us. At first
we joked about doing it ourselves but slowly over time the idea became a reality. Before long we were planning on how to make it happen.
Over the next three years our plans were altered, the route evolved and personal reasons for attempting such a run changed. We spent countless hours imagining what it would be like that first day we set out on our cross country adventure. What will we encounter? Who will we meet? Where
will we sleep? All of these thoughts and more were constantly on
our minds as we prepared for this run, both mentally and
With such thoughts in our heads we all remained optimistic
about the journey. We strongly believed we would meet some of
the most generous people, discover new limits that we never
knew existed and encounter a once in a life time experience.