The team (both of us) have raised $370. My college roommate emailed saying she would be there also with some family members and a $50 pledge. It’s coming together! :-)
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Jim and I walked a mile + some around our town to finish my pledge of walking 8 miles before the day of the Arthritis Walk. My feet were sore afterward, but I have no doubt that I’ll be able to do the mile at the Zoo without any problem.
Only three more days to go!
I walked my 7th mile in Land Between the Lakes while Jim and Shaun were at the shooting range. It was way more peaceful walking than it was watching them shoot!
It’s a good thing we’re not pioneers or Kentucky would have never been settled! There were so many cross-trails and so few blazes that we had to cut through the woods to the local fairgrounds to find our way back to the car. The actual trail is supposed to be 1.3 miles, but we have no idea what we actually did before we had to turn back. We added on a lot of walking at Cumberland Falls a few hours later to make sure we had a mile.
We had gone to drop off the recycling, and Jim suggested we stop by Jeffers Bend for a walk. It was 70 degrees (in February!) so it was pretty much the perfect day for it.
Only 3 more miles to go before the day of the Arthritis Walk!
We walked at the Veterans Memorial Trail just outside Ft. Campbell, KY.
Only 5 more miles to go!
I’ve done my first three walks to meet my pledge of 9 miles.
I’ve walked at the Trail of Tears Park in Hopkinsville, KY, the Baker Natural Area in Russellville, and the latest mile was at Land Between the Lakes when they allowed the public to view the bridge/ship crash.
I’ve signed up for the Middle Tennessee Walk on June 2nd. I’ve also sent out my first batch of emails letting everyone know that I’ll be bugging them for the next 5 months. :-)
It’s too early to sign up, but I’ve got a couple of fund raising ideas.
1) Pledge to walk 9 miles (the last one on the day of the walk). That way I can send out emails after each of the other 8 miles with pictures as a way to remind people that I’m Walking. Plus, if I start walking earlier in the spring, I hopefully won’t be totally wiped out the day of the Walk.
2) Beg for money outside a local store and hand out AF literature. I think I’ll also buy a gift card from the store to have a drawing. It will get people to stop at the table and not just hurry on by.