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18 Mile Walk - CHECK!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Got my 18 miles in today! Did a little at my youngest son's football practice. Had to use the bathroom and they don't have a port-a-potty there so I walked the half mile to the park bathroom and back and then around the school. - 1.67 miles done then. Rested for a while and then when we got back from practice, Paul and I walked to Subway for lunch (about .75 miles) - got to 2.6 miles or so. DH got home from Evan's football scrimmage and came to pick up Paul since he insisted on wearing his football pants and cleats and of course was chafing after a 3 hour practice so he was happy to have a ride home.

So I took off from there. Walked all over the place on this side of town. Got to about 11 miles and stopped at home for a break and a snack since I needed more water. Walked down the hill and did the loop around the river 3 times and I was at 17 miles when I got back up the hill.

There were a few times where I started getting REALLY sore and really wanted to stop walking but that famous stubbornness kicked in, I gritted my teeth, drank some more water and kept walking. I had a dinner date with two of my awesome Spark Friends, SCOUTMOM715 and ROCKINMOM77 and one of Tennille's friends so I had to be home by 6:30 at the latest.

I made it! The entire 18 miles! And MAN am I ever feeling it right now! OUCH! Went to dinner and had an AWESOME time! Now I'm home and cramping up like crazy. Gonna have to try to get up soon and take some Ibuprofen.

Anyway, except for that 3/4 mile with DS, I did the entire thing by myself! I rock. Now wish me luck on my second fundraiser tomorrow! Thinking about putting a sign near the intersection by the Expo center where they're having the Dirty Girl Mud Run (day 2) so we can maybe get some traffic that way. Hope we raise lots of money! Have a great weekend everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COMPUCATHY 8/23/2012 9:35PM

    THAT a LOT of walking!!!! I love walking...but wowwee! You're a rock star! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement AND inspiration! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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SHRINK_U 8/20/2012 3:13PM

    Totally jaw-dropping amazing!

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SCOUTMOM715 8/20/2012 9:44AM

    You Rock Chris!! Had an awesome time with you and Rockinmom77 too. You'll have to check out my spark page to see our photo together. Have a great week!! emoticon

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REBECCATKD 8/19/2012 10:53PM

    Nicely done, ma'am!

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SKFEREBEE 8/19/2012 5:14PM

    Try taking a magnesium supplement for the cramping. It usually helps me post-run.

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    Yay for stubbornness! Proud of you!


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BUSYGRANNY5 8/19/2012 9:44AM

    Congratulations on reaching your 18 mile goal!!! Hope your fundraiser is just as successful!

Have a great day!

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GETSTRONGRRR 8/19/2012 8:16AM

    Hey that's a great accomplishment....and a pretty awesome distance to boot.

You wanna' know the secret to getting an 18 mile walk to feel easy.....train for a 25 mile walk!

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WINNIE1978 8/19/2012 8:04AM


Good luck with the fundraiser!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 8/19/2012 7:02AM

Congrats on reaching your goal of 18 miles! Wow!

How fun to meet up with fellow Sparkers. Sounds like a great day all around.

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SALONKITTY 8/19/2012 4:05AM

    18 miles, fantastic! It's also pretty great that you were able to meet up and have dinner with a couple of your Spark friends.


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RBETYOURASS 8/19/2012 12:25AM

    Good luck on the fund raising!
Amazing job on your 18 miles today!
Stubbornness always works in our favor! HA

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DEEJON123 8/18/2012 11:46PM

    18 miles! WOW !!

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