- Posted May 26, 2014 by
Las Vegas, Nevada
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
Run-the-World 4 Parkinson's Disease
Along the way, I met with Parkinson's Disease support groups, local running clubs and many others impacted by Parkinson's Disease. I flew over Mt. Everett, ran through Petra and the Pyramids of Giza and even found the home of James Parkinson, himself, in London. In Slovenia, I ran with a medalist from the Sochi Olympics and in Croatia, I met the President. In Fiji, I ran alone, barefoot on the beach at sunset, while in Vietnam, I ran the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City in the midday sun, weighted down by a backpack and gifts.
I was fortunate to have my story featured by local media in many of the countries I visited, my home of Las Vegas and through the various US Air Force outlets. I was also fortunate to have a huge cheering section of family and friends following on my blog (www.444ParkinsonsTraveler.org) and facebook page. Clearly this support was a major key to my success.
In the end, despite an exhausting itinerary, I could not imagine a more rewarding way to spend a month of my life.