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RE: RE: RE: RE: Solo Stride June 2007

Posted by: Squirrel Pope (the Jason)
Date: 4/9/2007 11:25:10 PM
Yup, it was rough, a lot rougher than i could even imagine, but during the blink of an eye that i was out, i grew up a lot.  Since the trip my entire outlook on how i was living my life and how i was rasing my family.  Good luck on the 25+ miles a day, lemme tell you this, sitting in apple villa the morning john and i were talking erik into the trip, i had estimated the same goals, and as they, and later i discovered, was unrealistic, my first day out, i did my best and kept up with the 3 boys and the next day suffered bad.  and it wasnt due to stamina, it was all in my feet.  buy the expensive socks..and the expensive boots, keep the socks and boots dry.  buy 2 pair of boots and swap them out during the day, and atleast 4 pair of the expensive wool or woolnylon hybrid hiking socks.  and buy loads of mole skin.   :)

im rambling, i still have no skill at typing or talking, i dont regret both my descisions during this time, i dont look back and wish i went further, i dont look back and wish i had not tried it at all.  go for it.

oh yeah...and good luck on reading my journals...i have 0 writing skills and am so random that it even scares me.


In response to a post by John:
Gary, kudos to you and best of luck! If you've got questions, we just might have answers, so ask away! Your 25-30 miles per day is ambitious but very doable. Even so, it's not likely you'll be able to pull that off for the first couple of weeks (or months) unless you do some seriously intense training before you leave. Also, keep in mind that you're going to be missing your family (especially your son) during this trip that's going to keep you on the road for several months. Read some of Jason's journals for more on that...

In response to a post by Jeremy:
i think this is a very good cause too. my thoughts go out to your family and i wish you luck on your trip. it would be great if you could keep people updated during your walk. do you have a website set up for this? if you do it would be awesome to send a link this way.

In response to a post by Jenny:
Hey Gary. I think your idea is great. I know the guys will have a lot of great advice for ya. We'll pray for your family. All the luck to ya.

In response to a post by Gary Kuhre:
Hello, I think what you guys did is fantastic. I am doing a walk this summer from Reno, NV to Wash DC. I am doing the walk to encourage congress to make insurance companies cover autistic childrens care. I have a five year old autistic son. He is my motivation and strength. The most I have evr walked in my life is about 18 miles in one day. I have filmmakers onboard for this walk....it is really going to be a big deal I think. I would appreciate any positive feedback. For this trip the benchmark is 25-30 miles per day for over 100 days in a row. what do you think?

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