Well, training for the Avon Walk has really swung into full gear. As I sit here on the couch, I can still feel the ache from yesterday's 11 mile walk in the bottom of my feet and I'm working on my second blister on my heel (yes, new socks and sneakers are in my future).
But it's a good ache. Do you know what I mean?
Alison, Steph and Me
Yesterday's walk was made enjoyable too because for the first time in our training, Alison, Stephanie and I were able to walk together. We headed over to the the D&R Canal and walked on the somewhat shaded path, five and a half miles out, and five and a half miles back, spotting turtles along the way, greeting other walkers, dogs and the occasional bike rider. One stop for a quick snack (after 7.7 miles I got hungry), and we finished in a non-record breaking three hours and thirty minutes. We need to complete the walk in October with a pace between 3.5 miles and 3 miles an hour - so we're okay though I hope we can pick it up (being honest, I'm the slow one).
Next weekend, we have to walk separately, as I'm away and so is Stephanie, but hoping that in two weeks, at least Al and I will be able to fit a walk in together (Steph will still be away). It's always so much nicer walking when you have someone to walk with you, especially good friends.