When walking across America or any distance walk, take time to sit. It’s ok! In fact, it’s highly advisable. Your body (especially your legs) will say “thank you.”
In Wk #14 of the 2017 Walk Across America, our team of eleven walkers this week walked 271.3 miles, taking us just beyond Jonesville, Virginia, on Hwy 58. It was another great week of walking. However, for each walker, it’s ok to sit down and take a break, whether walking 1 or 5 or 10 miles at a time. In fact, I advise it.
On the 2013 Walk Across America, I took breaks during my 25 miles a day that I walked. I discovered that just sitting for a minute makes a difference. Sometimes, however, I sat longer. On a stop at a gas station/convenience store (actually a little country store) just west of London, Kentucky, I sat for a few moments in a great rocking chair with some Good Ole Boys. It was fantastic and refreshing.
More about that 2013 walk and the stop and rocking with the Good Ole Boys can be found in Walking Across America: One Step at a Time on pages 186-187. (Book is available on Amazon.com.)
Our 2017 team is making a steady walk and are within several hundred miles of our goal of New York City Times Square. Follow the walk on this blog in our final weeks, or join us and help us get there sooner.
Joining this walk is easy. Walk where you live, but record your miles on a pedometer or another instrument and enter your name and miles on the weekly blog at the bottom of the blog where it says, LEAVE A REPLY. Click “post a comment” and you’re on the team. Welcome!!
When you join this team and start walking, remember to take time to sit. I recommend any place to sit, but if you can find some Good Ole Boys with great rocking chairs, you’ll be blessed, just as I was in 2013 on our ACTUAL walk across America.