Long walk day #2

I am training for the Avon Walk for breast cancer.   I’ll be posting weekly updates on my progress. Pl_and_newsantafetrailhead

Last week, total miles: 21

Today’s walk:

Miles:  10 and a bit, at the Santa Fe Trail, which is a very long trail that runs from Wyoming to New Mexico. Very pretty. 

On the Ipod:  Exercise mix #1, which consists of some Laura Love and Mellencamp and other things for the first half.  Then switched to Letting God of God, by Julia Sweeney, which is so funny I was praying that none of the runners on the trail thought I was off my meds or something.

Snacks: Peanut butter, apple, Luna bar.

No real aches and pains, though my neck is a little stiff from carrying the heavier pack.  (It’s challenging to get the clothing correct for a long walk on a February afternoon in Colorado.)

The pitch: I have committed to raising $2500 by June.  It isn’t a sponsorship, but direct donations to each walker’s tally.  The money goes to helping provide screening and care for women who are under- or uninsured, a cause about which I am passionate.   If you feel moved to donate, you can do so, here.

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3 thoughts on “Long walk day #2

  1. andylynne

    Just catching up on your posts. Wonderful that your walking for the cure. I admire your dedication, and admire you for actually getting out and doing it. May you be blessed in your efforts.
    Loved the sound track you recommended. I also love Ms. Hannah’s books, can’t wait to read the new one.
    I just listened to Your “No Place Like Home” on tape again a few weeks ago. It was as good as when I read it the first time, and heard it on tape before. So much good stuff out there, and so little time:)

  2. I know just how you feel! So many books to read….!!!

  3. Timothea Farley

    did the Avon Walk in New York, in 2003. A great inspiration and I just ran the first marathon for Breast Cancer in Jacksonville, Fl on the 17th of Feb. Lost my dear wife to it in April, 2002 and I will walk again.

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