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TransAmerica Walk - December 2013


Monday, December 31, 2012

I only walked/cycled 47.0 miles in December. I ended the month at mile marker 1217.3, about 10 miles from St. Mary, Missouri. It appears that Iím on the outskirts of a city, so Iím curious to see what the road ahead looks like.



Despite my low mileage this month, I made it out of Illinois, crossed the Mississippi River, and am just barely on the Missouri shoreline. It will be awhile before I see Kansas on the horizon.



I have the entire stretch of Missouri ahead of me. The Kansas border is 317.2 miles down the road, and I hope to cross into Kansas by the end of March.



The entire TransAmerica walk is 4,063 miles and I have completed 30% of the walk so far. I have been on this journey for one year now, and my goal is to complete the walk in another two years, arriving on the Pacific coast by December 2014. To accomplish that, I need to walk 119 miles per month, so my goal is to maintain a 120 mile per month pace.

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REXTINE1 1/10/2013 2:58PM

    The trip is a wonderful motivator. Good showl.

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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 1/2/2013 5:43PM

    Very cool idea! Well, when you get to the border between Missouri and Kansas, you'll be in my neck of the woods. Hope you're not buried in snow that day!! emoticon Keep on steppin'!!

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KATYDID412 1/2/2013 11:24AM

    This is such a cool idea!

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XRSIZE18 1/2/2013 10:53AM

    Love the visual. What a great idea!

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ECOAGE 1/1/2013 12:13PM

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... be seeing you on the road ... and happy new year!

Gail

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2013 9:24AM

    Terrific! And I think we are really close to each other. I "squeeked" into Missouri yesterday too! Awesome. You can do this.

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LESLIELENORE 1/1/2013 12:09AM

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SNUGLBUNIE 12/31/2012 11:02PM

    Very ambitious and you are doing great :)

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