I actually wrote this yesterday, Tuesday, but somehow put it in my drafts folder instead of the published folder. Today is better still, after a massage yesterday afternoon (ouch!)
Also, a link to a few more photos from the walk.
Yesterday, I was pleased to realize my body felt okay. A little weary, but [...]
This is me, starting out this morning in Dillon, Colorado on the second leg of the Avon Breast Cancer Walk in the Rocky Mountains. As you can see, the scenery was well worth every single step, all by itself.
Far more worthwhile were the stories I heard along the way, and the tags [...]
I am offering three manuscript critiques in order to raise money for the Avon walk. I’ll read three chapters and an outline and return them with notes.
The bidding starts now and will go for seven days.
Manuscript critique #1
Manuscript critique #2
Manuscript critique #3
Again, this is a very unusual offer. I hope [...]
The Avon walk is in two weeks, and I would love to raise just a little more. Everyone has been enormously generous, and I knew I could count on you all to help with this cause. Thanks for listening to my training logs and my little whines. To make a direct donation, go here. [...]
25 days until the Rocky Mountain Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Two things make this event a little different: it’s the first “destination” event, and it’s being held in a breathtakingly beautiful spot in the Colorado Rockies. Keystone to Dillon to Breckenridge (for those who know the area.) And there is an “altitude checkpoint” at [...]
I will admit it: I am drinking beer. Not even fancy beer. Ordinary, American lite beer from a bottle, which is definitely in my top twenty favorite things. Not American, necessarily, just beer in general.
Walked 19.5 miles today, on my training quest. Highest mileage so far, and I weirdly enjoyed it. (I am, [...]
Miles today: 16
Miles this week: 34
Ipod on shuffle, and heard things I didn’t even know were on there.
Feet are sore tonight for no reason I can name, except maybe just being on them a lot. I ran out of water for the first time ever. And I saw a [...]
It’s already Wednesday and I haven’t posted the training log from the weekend. Here it is, because I promised myself I would post it every week, to be true to the process of observation and training.
Training log for last week:
Truth: I took Saturday off because I was tired and sick of having [...]
A little late getting my log up this week. Really busy day yesterday. Finally managed to get two, back-to-back long walks in, one Saturday at 12 miles, one Sunday at around 6, a good hard climbing hike with my friend Renate. We haven’t been able to hike much this winter and it was fantastic. The Saturday walk [...]
Long walk day. Almost five hours, including one small rest to eat an English muffin spread with Marmite and take off my socks for a few minutes. I am somehow so much more tired than I was last week–it seems impossible it was only two miles more than last week’s walk.
Discovery: eating [...]