Wednesday’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s Update, 09/24/14

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     Here we are starting week two of my training for the, Walk To End Alzheimer’s 5K which is on November 1st.  I started the first week by getting on a stretching program that works with my chronic back pain and also added three days where I walked 1.5 miles each.  The 5K breaks down to just a bit over 3 miles and since the actual walk is taking place in Huntington Beach, Ca. and I will not be there I will be walking around my local Kaiser hospital and its surrounding land.  Exactly one lap around it is on the nose one mile and to my front door is 1.2 miles.  So my plan at the exact same time the walk in Huntington Beach, Ca. starts I’m going to start walking also.  Now as I said in my earlier post that due to my chronic pain back issue I usually can walk maybe a quarter mile before having to take a break or risk having a spasm that could put be down for the count.  I figure if I’m asking people to sponsor me, then I’m doing the walk, I will make it just might take me a lot longer to finish.


So briefly, I’m right on track with the original plan I set up and am hoping next week will cooperate as well.  I would like to say thank you to all of you who have sponsored me and helped me exceed my intended goal by what will be 300% just by putting a donation on my personal, Walk To End Alzheimer’s web page at,


Thank you all:

– Mark Kreis

– Rachel Hughes

– Caitlynn Kreis

– Christopher Kreis

– Trish Hughes Kreis

– Carol Kreis

– Richard Kreis


Richard is a trifecta caregiver, along with his wife he cares for himself, with Chronic Back Pain which he’s had for 21 years.  He cares for his brother in-law, Robert who lives with him and who has dealt with Epilepsy his entire life.  He also advocates for his mother who has various cardiac related issues, severe hearing loss and other medical issues.  You can read about his experiences with chronic pain and how he deals with his mothers and brother in-law’s issues on or at  He is also involved in several of’s support groups and chat rooms, he is co-host of an internet based radio show about caregiving. Richard is also a patient advisor, board member for which is working to improve the intake process at medical facilities.  Richard has three adult children who despite them having to deal with his medical issues, he says, “They have turned out better than I’d hoped for.

Blogger,  Husband, Son, Caregiver, Author

Blogger, Husband, Son, Caregiver, Author

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