WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – In the summer heat it may be hard to get yourself outside for a run. But for the last two months, Jessica Goldman has gotten out for a run every day. Runs that are moving her across the country from San Francisco to New York City.
“I’ve survived the snow, the sleet, the hail and the tornadoes coming through,” Goldman said.
On Sunday, Goldman moved through White County on her way to Logansport, Ind. She said Indiana drivers are courteous to runners, but she is not traveling across the country to observe drivers. She is raising awareness and money for the Brain Injury Association of America.
Her goal is to make $5 for every mile she runs, which in the end will be more than 3,000 miles.
“The last time I checked, it’s been a few days, but it was just getting over $6,000,” Goldman said. “So, I’m hoping people will continue to make donations.”
Goldman became familiar with the Brain Injury Association of America after a wreck that changed her life.
“I was actually a passenger in a taxi that hit someone,” Goldman said. “It was a very tragic experience for me.”
Goldman walked away for the incident without any physical scars, but the memories remained. She said she wanted to take the energy she spends reflecting on the tragedy, and make it positive.
A cross country trip isn’t new to Goldman.
“I rode a bicycle across the country back in 1999,” Goldman said. “So, once I started running I was thinking. The wheels started turning.”