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Everything you want to know about running across the USA, twice! If you want to do something amazing like this yourself, or if you are just curious and want to know all about it, this book is for you!

Hi, I´m Milton Miller and in December of 2010 I started my first run across the USA, from Miami to Los Angeles. Then, on January 1st of 2014, I started a second run, this time from Los Angeles to Miami. In this book I write about all the surprising, often amazing stories about what happened during these two great journeys.

The book everyone is asking about!

I get asked about it a lot! Yes, I wrote a book about this run and the first, done in 2011. It is available now! Click here to open the FREE eBook

You can also save it in your computer. Share with your friends! It’s free!

What this book is about:

  • What makes a couch potato any previous running experience suddenly get up and decide to run across the USA?
  • How do I pay for these adventures. What are the possibilities for someone who wants to do something similar.
  • How a drinking club (with a running problem) became my main support group.
  • Mistakes, miscalculations, and many things that didn’t go as planned.
  • What gear I used and solutions I found for many problems without having to fulfill any contract with a sponsor. I can write about what really works and what doesn’t.
  • How I chose my routes and how I planned for each part of the adventure.
  • All about camping in the wild, gear, techniques, and experiences.
  • How I can find peace and tranquility along the journey. How to keep my mind occupied.
  • The overall compassion of people I never met before and how, while hearing my story and about my journey they opened their homes and businesses to me.
  • The battles that happen inside one’s mind during such a long struggle: the doubts, disappointments, and what gave me strength to persevere.
  • How these runs changed me, the way I think, how I treat people, and how people treat me. What I used to believe before, and what I believe now.
  • Interesting statistics about performance, weight loss, and much more!

But there is more!

The free online book is PG-13, and only the printed book has an extra chapter called “Sex, drugs and violence”, so it is R-rated! imageGet ready for some crazy stuff!

  • Transcontinental runners don’t have groupies and yet a lot can happen over thousands of miles. I will tell it all! Out of respect for the privacy of people I interacted with, I may have to change some names, times or locations.
  • Guns, guns everywhere! You will be amazed about the gun talk, the cultural significance, the dangerous situations and the times when violence became very real during my journeys.
  • An honest conversation about drugs. From alcohol to weed and prescriptions. The runners that run high and the runners that get high after running. The near pitfalls and the astounding great stories.
  • The funny and the scary tales about encounters with apparently insane people or with homeless, white supremacists, indians, fugitives and other kind of people that you don’t see so much “in society”.
  • And finally, you may understand why I call it “madness”.

Thank you!

Autograph

Second run across the USA

April-2013
April
235 lbs
October-2013
October
200 lbs

I am feeling ready! Excited with the progress in my training and still with a few more weeks to prepare. Dropped 35 lbs so far and will probably get rid of another 10 or so before the end of the year.

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On January 1st 2014, 9am sharp, I will be starting the run from here: The end of Venice Beach Pier. Regardless of the weather or how hungover I may be from New Year’s Even celebration. I wish I will see many of my friends there running the first miles with me.

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This run across the USA will start from Venice Beach Pier (Los Angeles) and end in South Beach (Miami) probably on April 10th. You can see updates, routes, videos, and news about it here at 100DaysOfMadness.com and also on my facebook page: http://facebook.com/100DaysOfMadness. I will be posting updates on twitter as well: #usa100run.

This is OUR photo!

I have been meaning to publish a photo that I consider the best one or the most representative of this entire experience. Can’t do it like that. The experience was made of meeting and interacting with hundreds of people that helped me from the start.

So here it is. It’s a mosaic of me running during the last day, just minutes from finishing, and each tile shows someone I have met or a situation I like to remember. If we have met, chances are your picture is here too. Click on the mosaic to download and enjoy!

A perfect day!

It was a perfect day!

The weather was just perfect. Crystal clear and mild temperatures. As I approached Venice Beach some hashers started showing up and we made it a dash to the pier. It was emotional, it was fun, and it was memorable!

It is not easy to explain the feelings one goes through near and at the end of such an event. It would require a lot of explanation and background to express what was going on.

Eden brought us three bottles of champagne and beers. She also brought me a very special gift: A straightjacket! That was sure to draw some laughs at the bar later on.

We had a really nice time and proceeded to visit some bars in the neighborhood.

My friends and hashers put some money together and they paid for my first tattoo!

Red Lion Tavern

The Red Lion has been already one of our favorite spots in Los Angeles. A nice German place serving excellent food and great beer. Choosing it for our party was an easy decision.

They treated us very well, offered specials on the drinks, and the service was excellent as always. We had several friends coming over during the evening and help us celebrate nearing the end of this challenge.

Sole Sports Running Zone

I had a great time talking to the running group at Sole Sports Running Zone today!

They had a bunch of super cool people that stayed past their running time to hear some stories and talk about running, adventure, and life. I had a great time doing it and felt honored by the opportunity.

Thank you so much to Lance and Emmet from Sole Sports Running Zone for taking such good care of me and for the new running shoes!