Yesterday was my 15-mile walk to help raise funds for children in need in Thailand.
We started at 7 am at Palmer Lake, and I expected it to be a peaceful morning in the mountains. But there just so happened to be a track meet going on there at the same time, so it was a madhouse. Soon, we out-walked the high schoolers and got on our way.
The first handful of miles flew by and we had stops in Monument and Baptist Road - where there are bathrooms, happily. Heidi's mom met us at three stops along the way and had watermelon, protein bars and water for us. How sweet! It was fun to have someone cheering us on.
After about seven or eight miles of walking, our bodies started protesting in various ways. My hips, feet, and ankles were all rather upset with me. Walking 15 miles isn't that much of a physical feat, but if your body isn't used to walking for six hours, it is rather uncomfortable.
But I had great company to talk away the hours with. At about mile 13, I despaired that I would need a stretcher as my knees were popping, my ankles were giving out and my hips were hobbling. But at about mile 14, I saw my hubby and baby coming toward me, and they walked the rest of the way with us.Mike, being a good husband, had an apple fritter waiting for me at the finish line at Ice Lake.
It was a lot of fun and I'm glad we did it. I'm especially glad to all of you who helped me meet my fundraising goal. Thank you so much to everyone who supported my walk! I believe God will use it to improve the lives of children living as refugees in Thailand.