During my first marathon distance walk three days ago:
~ 3700 calories (according to MapMyWalk dot com).
~ Skin from my right foot.
~ Digestive regularity (everyone who has done a marathon warned me).
~ The idea I could not complete a marathon, which I have been wanting to do since 2006 with Team in Training. I even wore my 2006 Seattle Marathon T-shirt, the event I had to drop out of last minute due to injury.
~ My asthma – I did not need my inhaler once with all the fresh air!
~ 24 hours of not minding being in my body and gratitude toward it for taking me where I wanted to go.
~ A day’s glimpse at life the pace of footsteps and the beauty that we miss going faster.
~ Relief from some post-traumatic stress by walking with a focus on my childhood cancer experience.
~ Reinforcement of the knowledge my being is happiest outdoors. . . which leads to further despair at my current job. . . which may push me over that edge to find a paid niche outdoors sooner than 6 more years of responsibility for a dependent.
~ 6 pennies! Yay – that brings my fundraising total for CureSearch to $1375.06!! If the pennies were multiplied by 10,000 I would meet my goal of $2500 by January 10, 2014.