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She finally came upon a hunting lodge and said she nearly collapsed at the door.
Her day by day approach necessitated lodging at churches, schools, women's shelters and in strangers' basements and accepting clothing donations from fitness retailers.
Johnson's daughter had to seek counselling last year and ended up changing schools at 15, the same age Todd was when she committed suicide in October, weeks after posting a Puma Fierce Shoes
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Although news reports suggest several dozen people make the gruelling cross Canada trek by foot or pedal each year, Johnson says she thinks she is the only non professional female runner to complete it without a support crew.
After seeing first hand the unhealthy food some parents were giving their kids at her nine year old daughter's school, she lobbied the administration to encourage better eating and started a running club at the school.
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Mother of two runs across the country to fight bullying
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Weird, but incredibly good," she said before her final push to the sea, with nearly 5,800 km behind her. her home province to raise money and awareness for children's nutrition and, following Amanda Todd's suicide, anti bullying campaigns.
She ran with no support crew, no extra shoes or extra food just a small backpack and a fanny pack. She often ran not knowing where she would sleep that night.
Johnson added a second goal to her endeavour after speaking with police and school officials in Winnipeg about the renewed urgency of anti bullying campaigns after Todd's death, which re inspired her mission.
Johnson sees education as the link between nutrition and bullying, with school approaches playing a key role in the mental and physical health of children and teens.
she also wanted to run in memory of her mother and wanted to do it for the sense of achievement.
"I got shivers when I heard about Amanda Todd. I got tears in my eyes," Johnson said. "It is so hard to tell a 15 year old that you're looking out for their best interests."
"I would tell people I was running across the country, and they would donate my breakfast," she said. "It's just been totally, totally beautiful how amazing Canadians are."
"I was in tears because I was so scared for my life out there on the highway. I thought I was never going to find a place (to sleep), I couldn't find any signs, my GPS didn't work because there's no phone service out there, it was just so hard."
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Johnson said her Christian faith, and her faith in the decency of Canadians, sustained her during the difficult journey.
"I was actually appalled that children were eating this kind of crap. It's junk . And then their parents are turning around and saying, 'My child has no energy.' Hello, where are the fruits and vegetables here?"
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