This won't be a very long post, but I do want to let all of my generous donors know that I'm still training. I've had a few setbacks along the way, but fortunately I'm back on track now!
Last Saturday, I walked 18 miles and got NO BLISTERS! I am having a little bit of trouble with my pinky toes -- they prefer to rest underneath my fourth toes, which causes some rubbing when I get up to the high mileage. I have two months to figure that part out, however, so I'm not going to worry about it too much just yet.
I'm very fortunate to have been "adopted" by a local Denver team. It's much easier to train when you have a group of wonderfully supportive men and women by your side. While 18 miles certainly wasn't a cakewalk, the time did go by relatively quickly because I was in good company. I'd like to publicly thank Tammy Urbach for organizing all of team Because We Can's training walks (among other efforts) and for allowing me to participate for the past several months. I'm sad that this weekend will be my last walk with Tammy's team, but I'm thrilled to be able to support them at the Denver 3-Day later this month! My sister will be visiting me in late August and we'll spend a day volunteering at the Denver walk. I can't wait to cheer on team Because We Can as well as all of the other motivated walkers who will arrive at camp seeking food, entertainment and lots of rest.
From now until the Atlanta walk in late October, I promise to keep up with my training. I don't know if I'll manage 18 miles on my own, but I did keep all of Tammy's route maps so that I can repeat some of my favorite walks during the next two months. :)