Back in 2006, my wife Judi heard from one of our nieces about Gary Long, a man walking across the country to lose weight. He was walking from St. Louis to New York City, then starting again from Los Angeles to continue back to St. Louis. Judi asked if she could walk with him starting in Los Angeles. Gary said okay, and in August of 2006 they set out from LA. Judi blogged during the walk on the Fast-5 website, but updates to this website meant leaving the blog content behind. By request, we've put her blog back on the web in its original, somewhat antiquated form.