3 pairs of shoes. 9 months of training. Over 400 miles. Ready or not...
I just finished my last day of walking multiple hours until the Walk! I started training 9 months ago so it is an incredible sense of accomplishment! The past 4 weeks have been very intense. They have required 2-3 hours of walking daily! So pretty much from my waking moment, what I eat, how I manage my time, exercising for multiple hours, when and how I sleep and taking supplements at the right time consumes my day. Am I ready? I do not know. It is difficult to count all the time, money, sweat and tears I have put into something and then let it just be whatever it is. I mean, I cannot change whether I am ready now or not. It is what it is. I just have this nagging sense of doubt. Did I overtrain? Will I be well prepared? Will I be in miserable pain everyday? I do not know and I probably won't until about Day 4. But at least I know I did my best.
Several times a week, when I am massaging my feet or soaking in Epsom salt, Anila looks at me and says " Its for the babies, mom. It will be worth it."
I know she is right.