Blog The Walk
This blog will follow Art's experiences as he walks across America on The Walk of Life. You can share your support for him or talk about your dedications to your loved ones that you have lost or are fighting some illness. Please leave comments and words of encouragement!
Walking Day #143...Friday, January 25, 2013...3,000 miles!!!
3,000 miles!!! THREE THOUSAND MILES!!! WOW!!!
At approximately 1:29 PM, Central time I crossed the 3,000 mile mark!
We were about a mile north of Mendenhall, Mississippi when that moment occurred. Unfortunately the wind was blowing and I was unable to deface the roadway as I so ARTistically did when the 1,000 mile mark was crossed.
To be honest (NO other way) this milestone is just a "blip" on my screen. I am saving myself for the finish line!!! It does not seem real. What I am REALLY having trouble with is the concept of going from San Francisco to Washington, DC, I would be there already, Seattle to New York, I would be there already. My CHOSEN path still has a thousand miles to go!!! Good grief!!! WHAT was I thinking!?!?!? A "little" ego perhaps!?!?!? I learned a long time ago that I can ONLY deal with what is, the past is just that and the future is only a wish, my whorl right now consists of step, step, step, step, repeat about 6,000 times an hour. It is definitely a "master teacher" for me to focus on the here and now, step, step, step, step. So I shall NOT dwell on this little milestone today. I shall embrace it for what it is and get some sleep so I can go for a little stroll tomorrow. "I don't know but I've been told, Key West, Florida's but a little stroll."
When the day was over 23.1 miles (37.2581 km's) had been walked, 46,556 steps taken and $0.90 in loose change picked up. The findings of the day: 1 "Do It" brand 1 1/2" master trap "P" trap (still in the bubble wrap), 1 rather small purple and green dragon (just a toy!!!), 1 1/2" wrench, 2 quarters, 2 "thin" dimes, 1 rather bent dime, 1 nickel and 5 pennies. Wildlife sighted: a number of vultures circling (WELL ahead of ME!!!) and a cardinal (love those red birds). We went from Piney Woods School down route 49 to Magee, then an east turn on route 28. We stopped just outside Magee. See ya'll down the road. CHEERS!!!