Wk #11 is a memorable week for walk 2017 because with 225 miles this week, our fantastic team is over HALFWAY TO NEW YORK CITY. After 11 weeks of walking, our thirteen walkers have covered 1,651 miles. The walk to Times Square will cover 3,131 miles. We’re over halfway!! Celebration time!!
This 2017 team is doing super showing the consistency week after week, which is what it takes to get anywhere in life – consistency. One day at a time – one step at a time is how one (or a team) gets to New York City, our goal. Any goal in life is reached the same way.
On the 2013 walk, these miles were a memorable part of the journey because on June 8, I probably had my hardest day of walking. Suffering from a bad cold or hay fever or both, I walked 28 miles in Oklahoma wind. As bad as it was, we had a happy ending. That day is described in the book, Walking Across America: One Step at a Time, on pages 100 – 103. (Amazon.com carries the book.)
June 8, 2013, was our 45th wedding anniversary. Although it might have been my hardest day, it changed when Steve Harris, owner of a steakhouse in Enid, Oklahoma, treated Glenda and me to a dinner “on the house” to celebrate our 45th year and our walk across America. What a treat! My aches and pains were feeling much better. My cold was even gone, or at least much better. Is a possible to “walk out” a cold? Maybe!! Or maybe it was just the joy of remembering being married to the most wonderful wife in the world for 45 years. It was a hard day for both of us, but the Lord blessed us richly at the close of the day. He’s done that before in our marriage as we’ve faced tough days. He’s blessed us in special ways. He did it again!! Thank you, Jesus!
Back to 2017. I love our walking team, but we still have room for more walkers. Just walk, record miles and report them on this blog at the bottom where it says, LEAVE A REPLY and hit “post comment.” You’ll be on the team. Pass the word. Recruit friends. We have no limit. The more the merrier and the faster we get to New York City. Plus, the healthier you and your friends will be.
CONGRATULATIONS 2017 WALKERS for making it HALFWAY ACROSS AMERICA!!
Coming soon – The Mighty Mississippi!! Don’t miss this amazing river crossing!