Monday, May 7, 2012

2012 Walk for Hunger

I walked 20 miles yesterday. Yes, all 20 miles!

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There was perfect weather for walking. The sky was threatening with some black clouds in the morning but thankfully, it did not rain. The temperature vacillated between warm and cool.

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About 43,000 people walked yesterday. It was amazing to see all those people stepping out to support the Great Boston Food Pantry.  The walk takes you up Commonwealth and Beacon Street, around the Chestnut Hill reservoir and into Newton, Watertown, Brighton, Cambridge and back into Boston.

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The people at Project Bread put signs all over the route and I liked this sign. I do have a lot of heart and sole.

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There were some great views on the walk. We walked along the Charles River and this was the view near the end.

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This dog even walked most of the 20 miles. Way to go dog!

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I was happy to see the balloons at the end! I felt great. Unlike last year, I wasn’t hobbling much and at the end, I felt awesome. I was very cheerleader like, which for me is totally unusual as I am not usual a rah-rah person. My feet felt surprising good. I only had one major blister and my feet looked pretty good, considering.

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I took today off, to relax. While I am a little sore and my lower back is hurting, I am doing better then I thought I would.

I am looking forward to next year!

13 comments:

  1. Wow, good on you!

    Very well done.

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  2. Congratulations, that's awesome!

    It really was perfect walking weather yesterday - so much nicer than the gross humidity we've had recently.

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    1. And random question - did you change your socks at all during the walk? When I did the Breast Cancer 3 Day that was one of the most frequent tips for avoiding blisters - change into dry socks halfway through each day. It definitely helps with the blisters, but it also FEELS really good to change socks. Such a little thing, but makes a huge difference!

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    2. I changed my socks once at the snack stop about 12 miles in. I generally did not change my socks so maybe that is the secret to few blisters.

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  3. What a great thing to do, Jen! That must have been amazing, to walk with so many others for such a good cause. 20 miles is no small distance--good for you! Love the pics too!

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  4. Hey good for you. What a kind thing to do. Plus it's even good for you. Love when that happens. : )

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    1. It is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. My parents used the food bank during some tough times.

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  5. You are a bloody champion!!! What a fabulous thing to do:)

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  6. You. Walked. 20. Miles. You are my hero!

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