May 29th, 2009 | Posted by john in Training Tips - (3 Comments)

I’ve had some people ask what I take with me on training walks, so I thought I would post it here. Here we go:

1. Camelback Backpack – It holds up to 100 ounces of water, so I can go for quite awhile without having to refill it. I’ll also stuff granola bars, extra socks and the rest of the stuff in the picture here.

2. First Aid Kit – I took a cheap small camera bag and turned it into a first aid kit. It’s got band aids, blister band aids, sun screen, Nexcare padded adhesive tape, ibuprofin, chap stick and other assorted stuff.

3. iPhone – Always handy to keep the phone around for taking the occasional important call and to update stuff while I’m walking if I feel the need.

4. Flip Mino – Great little video camera for shooting any weird stuff I see along the way. I ran across some really loud ducks a couple of weeks ago and filmed them for a little bit.

5. Garmin Forerunner 205 –It’s a GPS based pedometer. Really great to have around. Tracks distance, speed, time and uses that to estimate calorie burn. It also keeps track of previous walks so if I want to I can see where I have been and follow the same route.

Those are the five things that I take on the walks with me!



May 28th, 2009 | Posted by john in General - (Comments Off on Twitter)

I’ve been meaning to post this for a little bit now, but you can follow me on Twitter for up to date updates on what’s going on in my Three Day Experience, information on breast cancer and ways that you can help.

When we get up to the actual walk, I’ll be posting updates through there, so it’s the best place to follow what’s going on with me and all things 3-Day! Here it is:



May 27th, 2009 | Posted by john in General - (Comments Off on Re-Cap)

As you can see, the Speed Gamers did an awesome job fundraising! Combined, we have raised almost $12,000! But we’re not done yet! You can help out by donating to my teammate and sister. She has less than $2,000 to go to meet her goal. To help things along, I have agreed to match 20% of the first $2000 raised between now and the end of August. Here’s what that means for you! If you contribute $20, it will be like you’re contributing $25! Your money will work harder! Please take a moment to donate at:

Thanks again for all of your help!


Speed Gamers Fundraiser Starts Tomorrow!

May 14th, 2009 | Posted by john in Fund Raising - (Comments Off on Speed Gamers Fundraiser Starts Tomorrow!)

The Speed Gamers Marathon fundraiser starts tomorrow! Check them out at

They have a link there to donate, or you can donate to this fundraiser here:


$1000 Mark Crossed

May 2nd, 2009 | Posted by john in Fund Raising - (Comments Off on $1000 Mark Crossed)

This post is long overdue, but I wanted to still announce that I am officially over the $1000 mark thanks to a generous donation by Emily and Eddy Evans! Thanks guys, we’re making our way to the goal!