1. at the finish line, 2. we're doing the 2 for lisa b, 3. day 1 setting out, 4. sunlit skyline, 5. day 1 b'rest stop 3A, 6. day 1 lunch (with socks), 7. freedom parkway, 8. the celebratory beer (with socks), 9. the crew, 10. day 2 setting out, 11. day 2 b'rest stop 2, 12. day 2 b'rest stop 4, 13. after walk celebration brunch at anis
you can see all the photos here
We agreed (as did a few others we talked to on sunday) that this was our best walk ever. the course took us to new (fernbank, callanwolde, woodruff arts center) and familiar (emory, georgia tech, piedmont park, inman park, freedom parkway) places - but even the familiar seemed "new" when we saw it from a different direction. I saw a bit first-hand how much preparation goes into making everything run smoothly, and I was still really impressed with how well it came off. the weather was crisp and sunny. and I'm not sure if it's the nearly 900 miles I've already walked in 2010, or maybe the few official "training" walks we did, or my fabulous nike shoes, but my body finally handled the 30 miles like I've wanted it to! yes, I am planning a (much shorter!!) walk in hembree park later this morning!
but I saved the best for last - it wasn't official before we started, but by the time we'd finished saturday's 20 miles, we'd reached our fundraising goal. yes, $2,500!!! we are so blessed to have such generous family and friends. thank you!!