Day 2 – 17.3 Miles

So when I first started this challenge, they gave me a handbook complete with sample training that you should use as a preparatory for the actual 50 mile walk.

I completely blew it off.

"I’m in shape.  I do three days of weight training and three days of cardio a week.  How hard can it be?  You’re only walking for Pete’s sake," I would tell myself.

Boy, could I have been anymore wrong?

Walking this thing has got to be one of the toughest physcial things I’ve done (outside of the military).  This thing is grueling.  If it is any indication, see the pictures of my feet below.  And to think, I am fairing better than some.  I just came back from Doc’s station with ibuprofen in hand, where I just saw a blister the size of a half-dollar.  By the way, duct tape is awesome and has saved my feet (from being worse than they are).

And for the team that assimilated me yesterday: You guys rock!  There’s no way I could have gotten as far as I did today without your support.  T.C.!

It would be sooooo easy to give up right now.  However, I’m not.  I’m going to suck it up and finish what I promised to do.  All of my sponsors did their part in the fight against mutiple sclerosis and I am doing mine.  I will not give up.

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  1. It\’s Sunday afternoon and your walk is soon coming to a close. I just now got online so this is the first I have seen of your site. I *KNOW* how physically and mentally challenging this walk is. You learn more about the human spirit and at times you just want to stop learning : ) But you did it! You should be very proud of your accomplishment.You\’ve done a great job! Thank you for walking! Now you know what I was talking about when I said I couldn\’t even explain what it was like. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Take care of your feet and enjoy your sleep!Kathiefrom the Y ; )

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