|Can you live for a year on this many supplies?|
|Rudisill's home for most of the journey. He spent some nights in home or hotels, too.|
Jeff Rudisill isn't walking across America to honor the troops or save the whales or raise money to find a cure for plantar fasciitis. God didn't tell him to do this. . . . Is he doing this for the environment? The homeless? Women's rights? World peace? A smile creased his tanned face as the earnest, slow-talking man considered the questions. He answered with Forrest Gump simplicity. "I like walkin'," he said.I don't fault anyone who does walk or run or anything else to raise money or awareness for his or her favorite cause. But I love Rudisill's heart here. What more reason does he need that a love of walking?
I look at running like that. I don't run to raise money or awareness (but I'm not saying I ever will.). I certainly don't run to win a race or set a record (OK, I might as well admit I never will, anyway!). There's nothing wrong with running just to run, walking just to walk. I like runnin'. Maybe when I'm in my 60s, I'll run across the U.S.