This week Chris published a new Q&A with Sam. A few memorable excerpts:
Q: Knowing what you just endured, would you have trained differently?
A: I stated going into this that the only way to truly prepare for it would be to have already done it. That turned out to be true. But that said, I never want to do it again.
Q: What was the toughest moment of your journey?
A: The list of tough moments is endless. I guess the worst moments were waking up long before the sun, every day, just knowing it would be 16 to 20 hours before I could rest again. And also knowing that the same cycle would repeat itself over and over for what seemed like an eternity.
Q: Could you provide us with an update regarding your fundraising efforts?
A: We have raised about $170,000 in donations and grants. On Nov. 12, we made a first-installment donation of $150,000 to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Q: Any memorable interactions with fellow travelers?
A: Because of the pace I was keeping, I didn't have many extended interactions while I was on the trail. I did, however, get to meet Michael J. Fox's son, also named Sam Fox, at a support point near Lake Tahoe. He came out as an ambassador of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and brought a personal video message from his father. It was awesome to meet him, and it really breathed new life into our efforts.
Q: How did you celebrate your finish?
A: I slept 12 hours. Then I spent three days relaxing in Palm Springs with my family. And my mom took me to a salon to rid my hair of all the dreadlocks that built up over two months in the woods.
Read Chris's full Q&A with Sam Fox on the SF Chronicle Web site.
Learn more about Sam at his Web site, Run While You Can.