On May 9, Barclay Oudersluys took off running from the Santa Monica Yacht Harbor and Pier in California and, in the words of Forrest Gump, "just kept on going."
The 23-year-old is now a few weeks into a coast-to-coast run that will find him retracing the route sketched out by Forrest Gump in the beloved 1994 hit of the same name. In an interview, Oudersluys said he took on the epic 3,200-mile journey as a bit of adventure.
"I was at the University of Michigan, and I was on a run there one day, bored, and I tried to come up with something big to do and decided to run across the country," he said. "I’m out here just having fun."
"And for any other meals, I’m not too picky, I just like to have a whole-grain starch (bread, pasta, brown rice), a protein (usually poultry or fish), and a vegetable," he writes. "I don’t have too many rules, I just like to keep it simple so that’s what I’d like to do on the road."
To follow Oudersluys' progress online, check out his official Project Gump site here. And you can view his interview with Al Sharpton below:
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