Here's a shot of the beginning of the Boston walk.
It was very exciting ... especially since I'm from Boston and I felt as if I had gone home to walk!
The 3-day provides a walker handbook that includes stretching exercises. There are training walks and trainers who will work with us.
How have I trained in the past?
I start out slow ... just a few miles a day (I have been doing that on the treadmill ... but will be walking outside when the ice melts!)
As a teacher, I have vacations and a summer to train. During the summer I walk between 6 and 8 miles a day. In Provincetown on Cape Cod, Beth and I have walked the bike trails by the National Seashore. I guess that's around a 10 mile walk.
3-day trainers hope that we will be able to do a back-to-back "double digit" walk (12 miles or more.) When I start walking outside I will try to walk the hills ... to get ready for SF.
Thank you ... thank you... for "being by my side" ... and for being so supportive!