Kevin's Blog

6:00 a.m. CST – We woke up and got ready to leave for a radio interview with WHBQ 560 AM. We arrived at the studio in time for my 7:20 a.m. interview with Eric and Eli. They were great interviewers because they kept the interview very upbeat. During this time, I was able to state

Did you know it only takes an additional 100 calories a day over your maintenance level (the calories consumed each day to maintain your weight) to gain TEN pounds a year? That’s just a little over half a soda pop! With odds like that how will you EVER get and stay in shape you wonder?

7:00 to 9:00 a.m. CST – We spent the morning packing and loading up the truck. 11:00 a.m. CST – Later in the morning, I met with Mayor Donald Parker of Kennett, MO at the Kennett Municipal Airport. I presented him with a plaque on behalf of the Health and Fitness Tour of America as

7:00 a.m. CST – Due to some technical glitches, we were unable to receive the itinerary for today until about 7:30 a.m. We had a few mechanical difficulties that slowed us down while packing to leave our Cape Girardeau hotel. Unfortunately, these events made us late for our meeting with Mayor Harness in Advance, MO.

Total miles pushed: 57 Weather Heat Index: 110, Temperature 98 degrees. With the temperature that high, I continually pushed the fluids. 9:30 A.M. Pushed from the junction of highway 3 and highway 146 over the Mississippi River via the new bridge in Girardeau, MO. It was 4 miles from the junction to the MO side

10:00 a.m. CST – This morning I met with Charlie Bargman, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Chester, in front of the large bronze statue of Popeye. Elzie C. Segar, a resident of Chester, created Popeye’s character in 1929. We were told that Elzie was a small man who worked on

Did you know that the more we learn about fitness the easier it is to become fit! I believe my education from high school through college and beyond is the foundation to all my accomplishments. Without a good education, I would have been working with a real handicap! You may know the expression, “Plan your

8:00 a.m. CST – Today, I had a chance to reflect on the past 3 weeks and 5 days. Because the Tour de France is in full swing right now, I wanted to write about that race and mention the similarities it has to what I’m doing. With Lance Armstrong going for yet another record

It took me approximately 2.5 hours to push from Waterloo to Baldwin.  1:30 to 2:00 p.m. CST – There were many miles to cover and I was anxious to continue, so I only took a short break. I made sure to replenish my body by drinking plenty of water and Gatorade and by eating some food. Even

I pushed approximately 24 miles total from Columbia, IL to just past Waterloo, IL. The sun pounded on me from above and the pavement baked me from below. A police escort from the Columbia, IL police department escorted me to their jurisdiction line where the Waterloo Police took over and escorted me to the Waterloo