Rain, rain, rain

Was intending to walk 12 miles today but packed it in after just 6 when the skies opened up and unleased a severe thunderstorm. I actually didn’t mind the rain. It was nice to tromp along in a nice summer rain. It became a different story when the thunder and lightning started and it seemed unwise to continue. Of course this will not be an option for me once I am on route. And it is not an option when you don’t have anywhere dry to go. That said, there is being tough and there is being foolish.

First major day of training

Yesterday I walked 23 miles! A major accomplishment and the first day I realized I am actually going to walk across the United States. It was a psychological and a physical victory. Though I know it will certainly be a challenge, I couldn’t help but think of how exhausting it must be to spend day after day wondering where your will rest that night.