Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Fat Man Walking

15 pair of shoes, 12 pairs of pants, three shirts, 30 pairs of socks.

That is what Youngstown native Steve Vaught (born Stephen James Liller) has worn through on his walk across the United States. Today Steve will walk across the George Washington Bridge, entering New York City over a year after he left San Diego. He has battled sore legs and knees, bad weather, and poor diet among other difficulties, but he has perservered. He has lost over 100 pounds, and although that was his primary reason for the walk, he says he has gained a lot more in insight and perspective into himself and the world. If you want to follow the path of a fellow Youngstowner, granted you have one day to do it, or read more about his journey, you can find more about him at Fat Man Walking.

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