1. Do Life: The Official Nationwide Unofficial-5K Tour.
In the wake of the emotional high we are feeling from the NYC meetup Saturday, we’ve decided to go ahead and announce the summer tour we’ve been planning for the past month. It’s something we’ve committed to do, whether or not we have the backing of sponsors, just because it’s one of the coolest things we can ever imagine doing.Who: You, me, Pa, Jed, Sherman, and whoever else wants to come along. Invite your mom, invite your dad, invite your annoying aunt that always pinches your cheek a little too hard. What: The idea is to gather at a health locale of some kind (gym/hospital/running store, etc), share our stories (short speeches from Pa, Jed, and me) and then hit the road for 3.1 miles (walk/run/jog, whatever). Followed by a hangout at a local food court.When: June and July 2011. Where: 30 cities across America and one in Canada for a total of 31 cities. We missed a lot of cool cities (What up, Minot, North Dakota??) but really tried to hit 30 great ones.Why: Because, if there’s anything the Chicago, Boston, and NYC meetups taught us, it’s that Internet people—particularly Internet people with awesome stories—are the coolest people ever. And because it’s going to be a lot of fun. Well, those things and, most importantly, because you guys will get to meet Jed and Pa and sympathize with me and the ridiculousness with which I deal on a daily basis. Personally, I can’t wait. ——31 Cities. 40 Days. 1 van. 10,000 miles. Hopefully we can avoid the casinos. Get excited.(dates: to be announced, but sometime between June 18-July 28)
Boston, MA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore, MD
Washington D.C.
Charlotte, NC
Orlando, FL
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY
Toronto, ON (International, baby!)
Detroit, MI
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO
Little Rock, AR
New Orleans, LA
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX
Tulsa, OK
Kansas City, KS
Minneapolis, MN
Omaha, NE
Denver, CO
Santa Fe, NM
Phoenix, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA 
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
It’s going to be a blast. Hope to see you there.
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    Do Life: The Official Nationwide Unofficial-5K Tour.

    In the wake of the emotional high we are feeling from the NYC meetup Saturday, we’ve decided to go ahead and announce the summer tour we’ve been planning for the past month. 

    It’s something we’ve committed to do, whether or not we have the backing of sponsors, just because it’s one of the coolest things we can ever imagine doing.

    Who: You, me, PaJedSherman, and whoever else wants to come along. Invite your mom, invite your dad, invite your annoying aunt that always pinches your cheek a little too hard. 

    What: The idea is to gather at a health locale of some kind (gym/hospital/running store, etc), share our stories (short speeches from Pa, Jed, and me) and then hit the road for 3.1 miles (walk/run/jog, whatever). Followed by a hangout at a local food court.

    When: June and July 2011. 

    Where: 30 cities across America and one in Canada for a total of 31 cities. We missed a lot of cool cities (What up, Minot, North Dakota??) but really tried to hit 30 great ones.

    Why: Because, if there’s anything the Chicago, Boston, and NYC meetups taught us, it’s that Internet people—particularly Internet people with awesome stories—are the coolest people ever. And because it’s going to be a lot of fun. Well, those things and, most importantly, because you guys will get to meet Jed and Pa and sympathize with me and the ridiculousness with which I deal on a daily basis. Personally, I can’t wait. 
    ——

    31 Cities. 40 Days. 1 van. 10,000 miles. Hopefully we can avoid the casinos. 

    Get excited.

    (dates: to be announced, but sometime between June 18-July 28)

    • Boston, MA
    • New York, NY
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Washington D.C.
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Orlando, FL
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Nashville, TN
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Cleveland, OH
    • Buffalo, NY
    • Toronto, ON (International, baby!)
    • Detroit, MI
    • Chicago, IL
    • St. Louis, MO
    • Little Rock, AR
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Houston, TX
    • Dallas, TX
    • Tulsa, OK
    • Kansas City, KS
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Omaha, NE
    • Denver, CO
    • Santa Fe, NM
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • San Francisco, CA 
    • Portland, OR
    • Seattle, WA

    It’s going to be a blast. Hope to see you there.

    1. epicweightlossjourney reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      I think I’m going to try to go to the Seattle one!
    2. donnie-vickroy reblogged this from tightenthebelt
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    4. dropthatweight reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      Are there any of my followers who are close enough that would be willing to go to the Tulsa stop with me???!
    5. thebambody reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      Ben in LA! This will...my first official unofficial 5K with other people!
    6. kateo1977 reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      I most definitely want...Atlanta! Looks like
    7. alexis-gets-fit reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      my motivation. I’ll be...Orlando 5K. This...happen. IT MUST...
    8. littlemissyoullgofar reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      Is it crazy that I want to do this? I am so not a runner. (But I want to be? Maybe?) Would deciding to do this force me...
    9. bubblebathformyheart reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      See you in San Francisco!
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    11. 1mileatatime reblogged this from robownslife and added:
      have a goal…to figure out how...run/walk a 5K by...time the...
    12. lindsaydoeslife reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      As i was reading through...towns I thought, “oh, i could
    13. aliciagettingfit reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      dates I may be able...Charlotte! :) I’ll be working...an...
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    15. runstaceyrun reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      I don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know! I want...go! If I don’t, I will...
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    17. noisymime reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      Holy crap! Ben’s coming to Orlando this summer! Imma have to do that run!! I know I haven’t written much about him here,...
    18. kellygetshappy reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      HOLY SHIT, ORLANDO♥ I’m so so so excited for this. Of course I’m willing to drive 2 hours to run/meet the Do Life squad....
    19. missionmollie reblogged this from bendoeslife and added:
      Ben, Jed, AND Pa in New Orleans this summer!? I’d get to meet, hang out, AND run with them!? HELL YEAH. So excited!