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TransAmerica Walk - November 2012 Update

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I walked/cycled 126.5 miles in November. I ended the month at mile marker 1170.3, about 9.8 miles from Murphysboro, Illinois. The area seems pretty rural, but at least there are a lot of trees to look at, unlike the barren landscape from last month. And look, thereís a pipeline marker on the right side of the road. If I were really on this road Iíd be walking over there just to see which pipeline runs through the area.



Iím walking through the southern tip of Illinois, and while I canít quite see Missouri on the left edge of this map, I know itís there. Itís only 45.7 miles further down the road!



This map of Illinois shows how close I am to Missouri. The stretch through Illinois is the shortest state on the route, at only 145.5miles. Itís been nice having this short stretch to focus on after crossing the first two states, which were also the longest states on the route.



The entire TransAmerica walk is 4,063 miles and I have completed almost 30% of the walk so far. When I started this walk in January, my goal was to make it across the country in four years, but since Iíll be almost a third of the way across the country at the end of the year, my focus will be to make it across the country in three years, arriving on the Pacific coast by December 2014. To accomplish that, I need to walk 116 miles per month. I have exceeded my monthly goals of 120 miles the past few months, so this should be doable as long as I maintain this pace.

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LESLIELENORE 12/3/2012 12:42PM

    emoticon Great progress!

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REXTINE1 12/3/2012 12:02PM

    That's a lot of miles for one month. emoticon

PS - you are an inspiration.

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ECOAGE 12/3/2012 11:44AM

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I'm glad to have your company on the road. It's a big world and more fun to travel it with someone!

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/2/2012 10:47PM

    What an awesome month!!!! Congratulations!!!

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/2/2012 8:57PM

    You are doing great :)

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DLDMIL 12/2/2012 8:13PM

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ANDY_54 12/2/2012 7:57PM

    Totally emoticon ! But I'm sorry you'll be missing Ohio, lol. Good luck to you!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/2/2012 7:45PM

    Awesome! I just entered Illinois this morning. I'm going to keep chasing you!

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JAMBABY0 12/2/2012 7:37PM

    Good luck on your journey

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