As you can imagine I am a little bit wound up right now. Tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. I will be having a send off from San Francisco City Hall. The Mayor will be coming to see me off and the Brain Injury Association of America will be there to speak about my fundraiser. The police dept. is providing me with a motorcade escort to Bryant street and I will be accompanied for the first 2 miles by a group runners from Mercy High School’s cross country team. AMAZING!! Thank you so much Tony Irons for making this all possible. I am sure this will be one of the most memorable days in my life.

My record attempt must start from City Hall but in order to make this a true trans-continental run I made sure to run from the actual west coast to the start point to make it complete. (photos taken by Melissa Sharples)

The first day will be tough. I am aiming to make it to Fremont but with so many stop lights and a late start it might be tough. I have read up on my predecessors and know that the first week is where I should ease in and hold back when necessary. According to USA Crosser’s I will be the 21st female to cross the USA on foot. (records date back to 1909) I will be the second woman to cross solo and self supported. Can I break the record while pushing my gear? I will have to tell you when this is all over. I can promise to give my best effort each day. Once I start I will be limited to communication on my phone. Thank you for all of the overwhelming support and know that I will be reading my messages even if I am unable to reply to them all. You will see a new tab on this blog that will show my tracking map if you would like to view my progress. Love you all!!


About Jessica Goldman

An underdog runner
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10 Responses to TOMORROW!!!!!

  1. Amy Vegandynamo says:

    Chills! Good luck Jessica!! … don’t forget that you will be the FIRST vegan to accomish this feat as well! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Nathalie Riendeau says:

    We are family. I will follow you
    Good luck..

  3. Owl Lady says:

    Cheering you on Jess!

  4. Jeremiah Fitzgibbon says:

    All the best Jessica!! Stay within yourself and enjoy every step. Very proud of you!

  5. I love you, am so proud of you and totally believe in you. You can do this!

  6. mike andrews says:

    Best of luck Jessica


  7. emiskinis says:

    Enjoy and stay safe! I’ll be following along and rooting for you with the rest of your hometown crew! So proud of what you’re doing. Beyond inspiring!

  8. Keith Keyser says:

    I love seeing someone doing things that give them joy and happiness. You will succeed.

  9. Jeff Raymond says:

    What a daunting and inspiring objective you’ve set for yourself, that’s fantastic. The very best of luck to you Jessica!

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