One mile at a time

Written by on September 3, 2010 at 10:45 am

Our supporters think 50K is an insurmountable distance. Sometimes, it feels like they're right. But this event is something special, and it keeps us going.

As the Challenge Walk quickly approaches, many of us walkers have heard this from family, friends, co-workers, and more: "WOW! Fifty kilometers?! That is a LOT!"

It sure is — but this event is much more than the miles that will be walked!!

Last year, I was a rookie and didn't realize everything I was going to experience at the Challenge Walk. The months of training, fundraising, and build up did not prepare me for the true essence of this event. To see all those walkers and crew focusing on one goal is quite a moving experience! There is a sense of camaraderie and a common bond at the Challenge Walk that you just won't find anywhere else.

Perseverance PathHow do we walk all that way? One step, one mile, and one rest stop at a time.

There will be times that you'll have to push yourself during the two days, but just when you think you can't take another step, someone walking near you, riding on a bike, or at a rest stop will say something that keeps you going to the next mile.

So get those last-minute training sessions in, pack your bag, submit last minute donations, and get ready for an inspirational two-day challenge!

Wendy, the captain of Team WWW (Walk With Wendy), was diagnosed with MS in 2006.  Although she cut down on her work hours during the past year, she still loves her job as a teacher.  Wendy lives in Attleboro, MA, with her supportive husband and 9-year-old son, who provides inspiration for her daily!

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  1. Cathy Correira says:

    YUP-Next rest stop-right around the corner!! lol ;)