It has been an interesting journey. I have had this deadline (for the walk - first weekend in November) to focus on and keep me motivated, but I have also had what has felt like a million setbacks. Back problems, foot problems, shoe issues, stomach bugs and increasing amounts of overtime at the office have taken their toll on my enthusiasm. All through it I think I have done a decent job staying positive and moving forward, but here at 8 weeks away from the walk I am feeling a little nervous and unprepared. I really wish I had been able to do all my training walks. I really wish I was more confident with my shoes.
I took the last shoes (the shoes from hell) back to the store I bought them from and they were overwhelmingly helpful. They spent time with me to troubleshoot the issues and then exchanged the shoes and inserts with no problem. I was so relieved. These new shoes felt good right away, so I am optimistic. This week is a short week, mileage wise, so I won't have to work at breaking them in on a 15 mile trek. That didn't work so well for me last time.
I am hoping these shoes will be perfect and I can go buy the other pair next week. If not, I feel I am getting dangerously close to the walk for having new shoes. I know it will all work out - - but those little butterflies in my stomach are really wanting some sneakers on their imagined feet.
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Many thanks to all of you for your love and encouragement.