COLORADO SPRINGS — One Colorado Springs resident has set off on his third journey to walk across the United States from coast to coast as a part of his ongoing journey in sobriety and as a way to inspire others to actively reach for their own dreams and accomplish their own goals.
Ben Clagett's journey started in Florida on November 11th and will end in California somewhere between four to eight months from now, depending on weather and the state of affairs in the country in regards to COVID-19.
Clagett walked across the country for the first time back in 2015, just under two years before he decided he would actively pursue sobriety. After making that decision, he used daily walking as a way to promote his physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
"With the help of my incredible family, support system, and AA, I have stayed sober for three-a-half-years, and counting. Walking has been one of the most valuable tools I have utilized in sobriety."
He is a firm believer in "taking steps every day" both in a literal sense when it comes to walking and also in relation to his own goals.
Ben hopes that he is able to continue inspiring people to pursue their own goals with this current trip across the US.
"I hope that my third walk, life in sobriety, and my ongoing challenge to 'take a step today' inspires and encourages people to take small steps every day in order to achieve their goals and dreams."