The 500-Mile Journey, Day 9: The Stride to 400-Miles [INTERVIEW]
Despite all the challenges they've faced, Bryan Tjersland and Josh Milich are closing in on the 400-mile checkpoint on their 500-mile journey.
Day 9: Total Distance = START- 362 Miles, FINISH- 410 Miles
Imagine running a nice steady 5K (3.2 miles) and really feeling the burn the following day. Now, imagine how Milich and Tjersland are feeling after racking up a 400-mile day. Still feel that same level of soreness?
It amazes me how these guys are still functioning both physically and mentally, but after speaking with them this morning on The Rock and Fox Show (Listen to the full interview below), it's clear as day that their spirits are lifted from all the support they've been given, plus more importantly, from the reason they are running this far in the first place: to end veteran suicide.
Earlier this morning, the local runners departed from their hotel in Oxford, Pennsylvania and have been slowly yet surely been making there way down South to the Maryland border.
With only 3 days remaining, Milich and Tjersland will be running shorter distances to each checkpoint, giving them more time to rest, reset and heal.
Late last night, I purchased my ticket to Virginia to meet up with the boys and raise their morale on their final leg of the journey. Joining them by their side, I'll be running the final 10 miles until we all reach the Arlington National Cemetery, united as one.
Along the way, Milich and Tjersland were kept company by runners and supporters alike. I'm happy to say that I'll be making my way down there for the final arm of the journey to cheer on these American heroes, and their selfless act to bring an ultimate wave of awareness to this beautiful country that was built by the very people who struggle daily with PTSD.
Day 10 will take the two men across the state from Bel Air to Baltimore, Maryland for a total of 24.4 miles for the day.
Throughout the week, I will be checking in with the runners and their team to bring you a day-to-day update on their journey. Although we may not be able to be there physically, we can always be there in spirit by supporting Milich and Tjersland as they make their way down to Arlington.
Here's how you can track Milich and Tjersland along their 500-mile adventure:
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