As Project America Run begins this August 23rd, I issue this health challenge to all Americans. It is simply 26/81.
It represents the number of miles I will average a day for 81 days as I place flags to Honor and Remember the Service Members we have lost in Afghanistan. A total of over 2100 miles without a rest day.
It represents a personal challenge to you to do 26 minutes of activity a day for the 81 days I am running.
This can be any physical activity. Bicycling, running, swimming, yoga, walking the dog, Frisbee golf, touch football, walking the golf course, hiking, canoeing. Whatever it takes as long as its active*. It’s an honor system and you are accountable to yourself. In a way, you are out there with me and together we can achieve this goal. So Be There and Do That!
* Always check with your doctor before initially engaging in an exercise program.
About Project America Run
Mike Ehredt’s Journey to Pay Tribute to America’s Finest
Beginning on the border of Canada, just north of International Falls, MN, Mike Ehredt of Hope, ID will begin his solo run to honor those who have served and died in Afghanistan. Flags bearing the Name, Rank, Age, and Hometown of a fallen U.S. Military Member will be placed at each mile, thus creating an invisible holding of hands from our northern border to the Gulf of Mexico outside Galveston, TX. Ehredt will complete the 2100 miles of Project America Run (PAR), Part II on November 11, 2012, Veteran’s Day. In 2010, Mike Ehredt launched PAR and the idea of One Life, One Flag, One Mile. He ran over 4400 miles on his route from Oregon to Maine in honor of those we lost in Iraq.
Traveling alone and pushing a stroller laden with flags, Ehredt’s PAR II route will take him through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
For more information on Mike and Project America Run please visit http://betheredothat.hylands.com.
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