Monday, May 2, 2011

2011 Walk for Hunger

Yesterday was a great day for a walk.

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The weather was cool and sunny, as opposed to last year’s 95 degree day.

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My walking partner was cool with her sun glasses and fine attitude. I was happy to have her as my walking partner. It was some quality sister bonding time.

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The walk had some nice scenery. We walked along the Chestnut Hill Reservoir. The water was a bit choppy since it was a little windy.

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She caught me smiling once.

I really wanted to walk all 20 miles but I only did about 17 miles. My back really started to hurt me. I was hobbling a lot and slowing my sister down. I gave in  and took the bus back three miles to the starting line. It was hard and I felt like I was admitting failure.  I also look at the above picture and have a lot of nasty things to say but I walked 17 miles. 17. It is not a failure. I am hobbling today to show it.  Next year I will be able to do 20 again.

They changed the route of the walk a bit and that threw me for a loop. This was the 6th year in the row that I have done the walk and I was surprised to find out we did not turn when we were supposed to. I have become a creature of habit as I have gotten older.

When I got home, I could not get off the couch to post about it.

I have a lot to post about this week.

3 comments:

  1. Hey, I just found your blog, and I'm a new follower. This place you're walking at looks very pretty. 17 miles is impressive!

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  2. 17 miles? Really Jen? I am pretty sure I could not do half that. Good job!! You ROCK!!

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  3. I can't do 17 miles. Go girl!

    You looked pretty cool in your sunglasses yourself.

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