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One Week to Go!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

One week from today I will be DONE with my 50 mile MS Challenge Walk. I can't wait and yet I'm fine with it being a few days away. I walked my 8 miles yesterday and 10 miles today (10.6 actually but that's my husband's fault for wanting to go a certain way since he came with me and it's his birthday). Anyway, It felt EXHAUSTING! I did a Bob Harper Kettlebell workout on Friday and had no idea there would be so many lunges passing the 15 pound kettlebell under each leg as we lunged so my hamstrings are SCREAMING at me today. Oh - they were yesterday, too. And the day before. It actually hurts to sit down. Ugh.

This week I have a rest day tomorrow and then only 3 miles each on Tuesday and Wednesday, another rest day (and travel day) Thursday and then 20 miles Friday, 20 miles Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday. Then I have off the following Monday since I figure I won't be able to move that day. I'll probably take a few days off of working out depending on how I feel and then I can move onto something different since I'm REALLY tired of walking.

It has been an amazing journey, though. I NEVER thought I could walk more than 3-4 miles but I've proved to myself that I can do at least 18 at one time (so far) and still survive. I've seen a lot of my city close up with my walking and found many beautiful (and not so beautiful) houses and neighborhoods that I've driven past all my life and really never noticed. I've spent quality time with my husband, sister and youngest son during our walks together, found out that I can walk a 17 minute mile by myself, and gone through many times where I thought I couldn't walk another step, yet persevered and realized I could.

I've found out that as of today, I've walked 402 miles so far total! WOW! That's a HUGE amount! More than I would have ever thought I would do!

I see the podiatrist tomorrow about my toe to see what to do. It hurts a lot after activity (like tonight) but gets a lot better with rest (go figure) so we'll see what she says.

Anyway, I'll keep everyone posted after the walk and the podiatrist appointment. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HSMOM2FOUR 9/19/2012 8:51PM

    Wow! Can't wait to hear all about it!! YOU GO GIRL!

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WINNIE1978 9/19/2012 12:37PM

    That is an impressive mileage total!!! I hope the walk goes well on Sunday. You've definitely worked your derriere off to prepare yourself for the walk. Once it's over I'm sure you'll be relieved to do an activity other than walking!

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SHRINK_U 9/18/2012 9:00PM

    That is totally amazing!

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SCOUTMOM715 9/17/2012 10:16PM

    You have done amazing Chris! 402 miles! WOW!! You Rock! emoticon

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SALONKITTY 9/17/2012 5:14PM

    Amazing! 402 miles, that is quite some distance! It's exciting that the big day is pretty much here...and I'm sure you're ready to just get on with it at this point.

You've done a fantastic job training for this! Sounds like your trip to the podiatrist went well. Good luck on the walk--have fun! emoticon emoticon

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FINALLYBEINGME 9/17/2012 10:38AM

    WTG on 402 miles! That is incredible. It sounds like you've really enjoyed it. The 50 mile walk will be a piece of cake for you when you do it next week. emoticon

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RBETYOURASS 9/17/2012 10:18AM

    You are going great!
Can't wait to hear all about your big day!

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MILLERGIRL719 9/17/2012 6:19AM

    What an awesome achievement! Keep it up!

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SUNSHINE20113 9/17/2012 2:10AM

    emoticon What an achievement! I hope things go well at the podiatrist.

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VLL723 9/16/2012 11:19PM

    You are amazing.

I just learned this week that I can actually run intervals again as long as I have my foot taped. I messed up my plantar fascia back in January and haven't been able to run at all. I hope the doc gets you straightened out and you aren't 9 months getting back on track.

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