Below you will see the exact walking routes I will be taking each day....... We will be starting each day at 9am... If you do see us on the road please be careful... BUT... Cheer us on! Thank you again for all your support!
THANK YOU for your donations! To the local Austin businesses like SockWorkand its founder Mario for your sock and fiscal donations....
To Dustin owner of NorthSide Fitness in Cedar Park for his time and pationets in training me for the walk! From the bottom of my heart.... THANK YOU!!!
The "Courage Walk" is quickly approaching... I cannot believe my "passion" will come to fruition in just 4 days! While clearly my passion for the Military and my own personal battle with depression are the foundation behind the "Courage Walk." I firmly believe… in our lives we MUST step outside of our comfort zone and test the limits of our mental, physical, and soul within. The following passage has meant a great deal to me in bringing clearity to my life. I hope it helps you just the same!
"Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."
- Jon Krakauer
Big talk this morning was the steamy trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson (Don Johnson's & Melanie Griffith's daughter) who play leads Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Coming out Valentine's Day Weekend Friday, February 13th. Click here for the trailer.
The trailer is extra steamy thanks to the new sexy version of Beyonce's 'Crazy In Love'. I haven't had a cigarette since '99, but after watching the trailer, I was almost tempted. From the trailer, it reminds me of a ...dare I say 'Throw Back' movie that came out in 1986 starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.... I couldn't look at a refrigerate the same after watching this movie... Here's one for #TBT.. If you have never seen this, check it on your Netflix list. Mickey R was a Hottie in this one...
When you hear Weird Al Yankovic, seems like a #TBT name. W-Al was huge in the'80s w/ his numerous parodies of popular songs. Well, it took him 30 years, but he made it to #1 on the Billboard 200 Album charts w/ his new album 'Mandatory'. W-Al sticks w/ the parodies and does what he does best... POKE FUN at the hits. Here's a taste of what to expect if you add Mandatory in your Ear Candy collection. I'm thinking some teachers/ fun teatchers might think about playing it during class.
Blurred Lines getting poked at by W-Al w/ his song 'Word Crimes'... Something new from a #TBT artist who still has his give on..
The $1000 Cash Code Contest is happening w/ 4 chances to win each weekday... 7am-11am-2pm & 5pm. Get 72881 in your phone so you're ready when the new 'Code Word' is revealed at these times. All the details are here. What would you do with $1,000?
We're 1 week away! I cannot believe I am on the edge of fulfilling a dream of mine several years in the making! THANK YOU SO MUCH.. AGAIN.. to every business and listener who has donated their time and/or money to aid our Military Vets! They need us now more than ever!
I was in the Denton over the weekend with family... BUT... I managed to escape in the early hours to get some walking in! One question that kept coming up over the weekend... "Are you nervous?!" ... CLEARLY.. Anytime you take on something of this magnitude of course you will be slightly nervous of how it will go... BUT... Like I said in an earlier diary... I am not nervous about the physical or the outcome of the monetary goals... All I can control is actually doing the walk and hope that all else falls into place. If it falls short.... at least I did it, and maybe... just maybe I impacted one person battling PTSD or another form of depression for them to see that life is GREAT!!!
I'm getting in deep w/ catch up on Game Of Thrones. I'm into season 3, and last night I watch Kalisi showing some major Girlpower getting a huge army and working her dragon. I thought this was pretty cool. Queen's guard does the GOT theme song.
How about in honor of Kalisi today...
First off..................... THANK YOU... From the bottom of my heart for every local Austin business and MIX 94.7 listener who has helped donate their time and money to a cause that I am so passionate about... DEPRESSION and more specifically PTSD! When I first birthed this idea the constant question I would hear from those close to me is... "Are you ready to open about depression?!"... Without hesitation I said "YES!" For me this is a no brainer. PTSD needs to be combated. I am so humbled to be a voice in this fight!
Right now we're 9 days away from the walk and I cannot tell you how PUMPED I am! This weekend I will be spending time with my family in Denton, TX... BUT... They're well aware that I will be up and out the door at 5am on Saturday and Sunday walking and training. Oh, and one more question that has been thrown my way... "What if something happens to you on the walk?"... My answer is simple... I WILL FINISH NO MATTER WHAT!!!!! Rain or shine... Injured or healthy... One way or another I WILL FIND A WAY!!!!!!!!!
My goal is to raise $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project for all that they do for vets and specifically for how they combat PTSD! To donate please click HERE!
Pictured below training with Dustin Andrews, owner of NorthSide Fitness in Cedar Park, TX
Lava Balls.... one of my all time favorite candies that I first discovered in a few stores in Austin when I moved here over 8 years ago. The past 3-4 years, I haven't been able to find them here in ATX. Every once in a while I'll order them online, for something special, but I haven't done that in a while.
My honey Ted surprised ordered them and I found them in the cabinet It's been a very busy week, so I've had some late evenings getting home from work. This is like surprise flowers your sweetie might give you. Since my allergies flare up w/ flowers, he got me one of my favorite sweet treats. I'm so blessed to have Ted in my life. He's definitely a Keeper!
Love him to pieces! He Rocks!! Huey does too! :)
I ran into this a bit ago, so there are some still around.
But it's a throw back for me as far as using one. How about you? How did we live without our smart phone, because I don't think that's possible now. Ever get that lost feeling when you some how forgot your phone or it needs a good charging, so you are without it.
This song popped in my head: