With some students at Russell Elementary, Missoula, Montana (2006).
My friend, Rob Remler (a 4th grade teacher) and his class with "BOB" - the stroller - in spring 2006 before I began the run across America.
This is my son, Kyler, in 2006 at the age of seven. He gave this umbrella hat to me to use on my run across America... and I did!
Russell Elementary School 4th Graders sign a banner for me as encouragement before I began my solo run across America in June 2006.
I've always liked this picture of "BOB" (the stroller) taken along the Clearwater River in Northern Idaho during my solo run across America in 2006. I feel it shows the solitude and beauty that I so often experienced.
During the run across America I would often stay overnight with host families and the next morning they would have to drive me back to the milepost that they picked me up from. Here, "BOB" the stroller had to be shoved into a small car.
Rebuilding "BOB" on the side of an eastern Montana road after being dropped off at the milepost I stopped at the day before.
Getting "BOB" ready to roll on another day of P.A.C.E. Run 2006 - my 15 state solo run across America in 108 days.
Heading off in the morning light in eastern Montana during the run across America.
Being welcomed to Rochester, Minnesota by mayor Ardell Brede during my run across America (2006).
With Bill Bauman and Carmin Peterson of Logansport, Indiana.
Running in the rain to start my final (and 108th) day of running on the coast-to-coast journey in 2006.
Taking apart "BOB" one last time to transport it (after finishing the run across America in 2006).
Speaking at Shields Elementary shortly after completing the run across America in 2006.
A nice sign from students at Shields Elementary. Taken the day I finished the U.S. run in 2006.
Signing autographs at Shields Elementary (Lewes, Delaware) after finishing the U.S.A. run in 2006.
This is so true!
October 2006 - With young runners of the Seashore Striders Running Club in Lewes, Delaware.
October 2006 - with some young runners after a race in Lewes, Delaware.
In Lewes, Delaware after the run across America (Oct. 2006).
With my four kids in Lewes, Delaware enjoying a treat after finishing the run across America (Oct. 2006).
It was great to finish the run across America in Lewes, DE (Oct. 2006).
This is the park in Lewes, Delaware that I ran through to reach the beach and finish my U.S.A. run.
My footprint in Lewes, Delaware (Oct. 2006).
On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean after running coast to coast across America (Oct. 2006).
A little thank you note to all of those who encouraged me in my U.S.A. run (Oct. 2006).
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Oct. 2006).
Back home in Missoula, Montana. I'm at Russell Elementary after the 2006 run across America.
A bulletin board created at Russell Elementary so that the students could keep track of my progress as I ran 3,260 miles across America in 2006.
This was a welcome home sign that my children made for me. It was hanging in my home after I finished the 2006 U.S. run.
What "BOB" and I might look like as a cartoon!
With Tim Bamforth and Peter Tracey.
In Lewes, Delaware.
My youngest son, Brian - glad to have me home from a P.A.C.E. run.
Display table at the Montana AHPERD conference (2008).
Giving a presentation to teachers at the 2008 Montana AHPERD conference about creating a virtual trek program for kids.
Running with some elementary students in Palmer, Alaska.
Leaning against an old manure spreader in western North Dakota (April 2008).
I got a tour of an oil drilling rig in western North Dakota before starting the run across Montana in 2008.
My son, Kyler, and I at the 2008 Missoula Kids Marathon.
Handing out the children's medals at the 2008 Missoula Kids Marathon.
Waving to some encouraging people near the completion of the run across Montana.
Loading "BOB" into my family van (May 2008).
Getting excited near the end of the 620-mile, 20-day run across Montana.
In Glennallen, Alaska (October 2008).
Doing a little running in the snow on my parents' property in Glennallen, Alaska (Oct. 2008).
At my parents' house in Glennallen, Alaska during the 500-mile run through Alaska. I like their lane sign!
My mother took this picture of me during my run through Alaska. I was clowning around and using my "dog stick" as a cane to show how I might look doing this if I were 40 years older.
With kids from St. Louise school in Seattle, Washington (January 2009). I was invited to do an assembly there.
Speaking to some students at St. Louise School in Seattle, Washington.
My home, and my training grounds. Missoula, Montana.
I like to use mountain biking as one of my cross training methods.
Training in Missoula, Montana.
Out for a training run on a quiet road behind my home.
My father proudly displays P.A.C.E. Trek 2010 (Germany) shirts that he purchased to support me and my solo run across Germany.
School children in Germany check out www.pacetrek.com.
After giving the keynote address at the European AHPERD conference in Grafenwoehr, Germany. (March 2010)
2010 European AHPERD conference. I was asked to be the keynote speaker to these Department of Defense school P.E. teachers. They were from all over Europe.
With Shawn Hurd in Germany.
Kids learning about P.A.C.E. Trek at www.pacetrek.com.
I had to do some repairs to "BOB" in Bavaria (Germany) after it was struck by an out-of-control car in a snowstorm.
The beginning of losing a toenail during the run across Germany.
Near the end of the run across Germany.
A student learns more about Paul at www.pacetrek.com.
Signing a teacher's shirt at Bitburg Middle School, Germany.
Being filmed in Bitburg Germany by U.S. Department of Defense media personnel.
Giving a school presentation in Garmisch, Germany.
Paul with some elementary students in Garmisch, Germany.
Training in 10-degree weather in Montana to run across the Mojave Desert for P.A.C.E. Trek 2011.
With Jasmine Jordan, the youngest person to ever run across America (supported). She ran coast to coast for 9 months at the age of 16/17.
Enjoying some spring running weather in Missoula, Montana.
Speaking to a group of students.
Having a little fun on P.A.C.E. Trek 2011 across the Mojave Desert. Those who have followed my PACE runs know that I always carry an umbrella hat (which my son, Kyler, gave to me in 2006 for my U.S.A. run). There was no rain at all during P.A.C.E. Trek Mojave, so I put the umbrella hat on anyway for temporary shade from the sun!
Hanging out roadside during my run across the Mojave Desert.
A photo moment on the road to Furnace Creek in Death Valley during P.A.C.E. Trek 2011.
Staying hydrated during my solo 506-mile, 17-day run across the Mojave Desert was extremely important!
Having an ice cream treat in Furnace Creek, California during my run across the Mojave Desert in 2011.
At Badwater Basin, Death Valley at the end of P.A.C.E. Trek 2011 across the Mojave Desert -- making my final video for the online classroom.
I just had to taste the salt at Badwater Basin, Death Valley. WOW... it sure was salty!
Out on my mountain bike in northern Idaho on a rainy day.
Something to keep in mind!
Do you persevere?