Kevin's Blog

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

9:00 a.m. CST – Roosevelt High School was my first stop today.  My goal was to inspire and motive all 700 students listening to my speech. There were four important points I wanted leave them with. They were: To NEVER give up. It’s not what happens to you that matters, it’s how you choose to respond  

9:00 a.m. CST – My day began with an interview at the CCIN studio for the “Hooked on Health St. Louis” show.  I was very excited that I had the opportunity to be a part of this show.  St. Louis is working hard to become healthier and I am happy to help in any way

I pushed 45 miles at an average of just over 10 mph. Tough going but when the going gets tough you just put your head down and keep on pushing! My arms and lungs are getting used to the new strain I’m putting on them. I’m starting to feel strength and an energy level I