Some experiences along my 1,000 mile journey.  Enjoy!


2009: Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec


2011 to PRESENT

12/3/11 7.5 miles, Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run, Columbus, OH

It was amazing that so many people endured the cold weather for such a great cause as the Arthritis Foundation.  I waited for the large group of runners past the finish line before I started.  The pack was so thick though that I decided to ride the sidewalk beside them.  Most of the runners were amazed that a unicycling clown passed them.  Some said I was cheating.  I asked if they wanted to take a turn on the unicycle, but no one took me up on it.  I finished the race in 24:50.  Not bad for starting so slow.  I rode almost half way back and had a blast singing Jingle Bells with the walkers.

11/10/11 8.0 miles, Veterans’ Day Parade, Columbus, OH

The Veterans’ Day Parade was awesome, though a little cold.  I had the best time talking to a little boy around three-years-old with his mommy waiting for the parade to begin.  I am sorry that I messed up the order of the parade again.  I was cruising up and down High Street having fun with everyone and then sprinted to catch up to the Kroger entry, but the announcers did not say anything so I thought I might be in the wrong spot.  I snuck back a few positions and ran through the announcing area again – thinking they might try to figure out who I was.  Instead, Mayor Coleman asked if I was lost.  Oh well, I guess I was lost since I was only there for the happiness of others along the route.

10/9/11 8.5 miles, JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes + Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Columbus, Ohio

What an incredible day with back walks on the Ohio State campus. I rode my unicycle to The Shoe and had a great time with the JDRF walkers. Once I finished the tour around main campus, I rode over to The Shott just in time for the start of the Autism Speaks walk. I really had a great time with all the boys and girls. Several parents were amazed their children responded to me. Likely because of my bright colors! Thank you all!

9/11/11 11.0 miles, Strides for Hope, Columbus, Ohio

I was glad to officially be part of the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio’s Strides for Hope 2011 this year. I collected a few gift cards for them as a volunteer. Small, but it’s a start. I thought Monica Day did a great speech on this day of remembrance for the 10th anniversary of 9/11. All my best to the families who lost someone that day.

9/5/11 8.5 miles, Run 4 the Health of It, Westerville, Ohio

The weather held out and I had a great time with the kids (and adults) at the race. Buckeye Guy, Crew Cat, and Red Robin were back too! I was kind of slow on the race, 28:16. I guess I’m getting a bit out of shape. Oh no! Oh yeah, The British Invasion band was unbelievable.

5/14/11 11.0 miles, Komen Race for the Cure, Columbus, Ohio

Awesome! Three years in a row and still incredible that 40,000 – 50,000 people come out to support this great cause! I was happy to talk to a cancer survivor on the way out that was on her 3rd year too. I told her I’d see her next year. She perked up and said she looked forward to it.

3/12/11 7.0 miles, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Dublin, Ohio

Back in Dublin again, that’s Ohio, for the St. Patty’s Day Parade. It was incredible that 20,000 people came out since it was sunny and 60 degrees. I had a blast with all the kids along and in the parade, especially the medieval group. They play acted like they were hitting me over the head with a 4-foot staff and stabbing me with a sword. All in good fun!