Day two started out great, I was mostly feeling good. I did walk 20 miles yesterday. My feet were a little sore as the day went on. I took a longer break at Pit Stop #2 because my feet were really bothering me. I thought I had the start of some blisters but it turns out, they were just really sore. Having done 5.7 miles, the slow down started. I made it a little over 8 miles and took the SAG bus to lunch. After a couple of more miles, I took a sweep van to the Pit Stop #4 and finished with a total of 15.21 miles (that’s what my walkmeter app said).
I was a little disappointed in having to take two sweep buses but I was really hurting and was worried about finishing tomorrow. All of the sweep vans have a different theme. The drivers and assistants all dress up accordingly to their theme. Above is a picture of one but not the one I took. I even got a pin for riding the van.
I said on facebook, BioFreeze has been my friend this weekend. I’m slathering it on, it has really helped me feel a little bit better after I get back into camp. One of the Medical Tent nurses told me to put it on when I’m done and once again after I shower. Last night, I forgot to put it on after my shower so I put it on right before bed…big mistake because it was windy last night and my legs were cold for hours!
Along with the amazing and hard-working crew, there have countless mini cheering stations along the way like the one pictured below. They are cheering you on, smiling, high-fiving you and handing out water, candy, Popsicles, you name it. Thank you to all of these people…you help me Keep Going.
This picture says it all. This breast cancer survivor looked so young. I wanted to ask her how old she is but didn’t want to be rude.
Day 3 tomorrow…looking forward to finishing and the closing ceremonies. Thanks again for all of the support…texts, fb comments and tweets. They have definitely helped!