B.J. Bell, formerly known for his years on 100.1 The Beat, is now creating different sorts of waves.
“31 days, you got to get 100 miles in 31 days, ” says Bell. “I’m already seven down, Chris, I’ve got 93 left.”
So, what’s causing Bell to be so quick on his feet?
“For veterans suicide and veterans mental health, ” Bell says.
In the 2020 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report, from 2007-18, an average of 17 veterans take their own lives on a daily basis. It’s no question a number the 44-year old wants to change.
“You got to start somewhere, ” says Bell. “You know you’ve got mental issues, reach out for counseling services.”
This challenge is even more personal for Bell. The former disc jockey weighed nearly 300 pounds – now he’s under 190.
“The best thing for me is cardio, ” Bell continues. “And, I love to run. Push ups and sit ups? I’m not too good on that. Lifting weights? I’m not too good on that.”
The thought of running around 100 miles in a month seems impossible for some. But, for B.J. Bell anything is possible. That includes, hopes of reducing veteran suicides down to zero.
“It’s mental, ” Bell says. “It’s the way it sounds. 100 miles. If you break it down, run three miles a day for 31 days, that’s almost your goal right there.”