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Back to Virginia!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Even though I am a slow walker, it is one of my favorite forms of cardio. I get most of my steps in at work. Our business is LONG. I get around 120 steps round trip in our place! I must look like a nut going back and forth, but I don't care. It is my time to think. Trust me, my days are long and I tend to think a lot!

I came across a walking site almost three years ago. It is quite popular on the 10,000 steps team. I checked it out! The challenge is to walk 4063 miles from Virginia to Oregon. Each time you log in your steps, you get to see on a map where you are and a picture of your location. The pictures are humorous to me sometimes. I think they were taken 30 years ago with the cars and such! Yet..there is also beautiful scenery to enhance one's imagination of the long trek.

I was hooked.

You can have teams on the site. I presented this challenge to everyone I knew on sparks..various teams and friends. People liked the idea...but no one seemed to wish to join....BUT friend Kim. So...we had our own team of two.

We started AUGUST 1, 2010.

I couldn't have asked for a better walking partner. We pretty much kept pace with one another. Every now and then we would comment on our team thread the state we were in and how far we had come! ...and how much further we had to GO!

Today....we finished ....4063 miles.....

It took us almost 3 years...BUT WE DID IT!

I cannot tell you the sense of accomplishment I have for us. We never QUIT...NEVER.

AND now....the site .....took us back to GOOD OLE VIRIGINIA! ........

AND......we are OFF again....

yet...this time....we now have a third friend joining us! Perhaps a 4th!

As I worked on my steps today........

I smiled a lot......

because....we were back in Virginia and OREGON bound.....


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