Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Going Big

I am heading for Big Lake this morning. After pushing close to fifteen miles yesterday my heal is protesting, I have limped to the Holiday gas station and am awaiting the sunrise. I don't want to upset anyone on their way to work to the "cities. Sorry I have not written more lately. Yesterday I was sore at the end and didn't want to walk in the beginning. Some days are better than others as far as my attitude. I am glad I walked the extra (cough) mile to the YMCA in Elk River where they allowed me to shower. My water cooler spilled on the floor of the van. On the way from Anoka when I nearly was sandwiched by a speeding bus on the ramp up to the highway. It's a new thing for me to look out for them on the shoulder. I will be reminded of it for a while by the smell of old stale carpet. At least it didn't spill where I lay down at night.
A girl stopped me yesterday who told me she was just diagnosed with type-1 diabetes two weeks ago. She was excited I was walking for the cause. After we parted I was sad such a beautiful young woman now had her world turned on its head.
My walking won't help as does the research for cures. Find a worthy research organization and spend your lotto dollars!
Win BIG.

7 comments:

vixxen36 said...

I saw you by the Hoilday this morning , what a great cause! Keep walking for Awareness.

Steph said...

I am so happy I saw you, I was in my car in elk river but i looked up your story and i am reading everything! My grandma has Diabetes and I am telling her all about this !! Keep on walking and give Nice a hug for me! I love dogs Best wishes,

Steph

Steph said...

Thanks for all your doing! I saw you in Elk River yesterday! Give your dog a Hug for me and best wishes!!

Amanda said...

I saw you on Highway ten on your way to Elk River. I was curious and I wanted to turn around and ask you what the heck you were doing on Highway ten with a dog and a Giant Globe, but I was on my way to an appointment. I finally got to hear your story last night and find your blog tied to the webpage I was reading. I want to tell you what your doing is wonderful and very creative to have the world at your side. I wish you the best for the rest of your journey!!!

tootsietoes said...

I also saw you at Holiday this morning. I really am happy to see you do this walk. My mom had Diabete's & I am considered to be borderline. You are in my prayers.

Olivia said...

We saw you today at the Lake Cafe, we were on our way home from camping. Saw the big globe in the parking lot and wanted to check it out. Not knowing what this big globe thing was, my brother and I were amazed to see a dog come out from behind it. Probably scared your dog as much as we were startled to see him/her. Then as we were in the cafe we said "Oh, I wonder if the dog is still there". and then you came by and said "He better still be there." My brother (Max age 8) and I (Olivia age 11) think your awareness for Diabetes is a great cause! Keep on walking we know you will get there!!!

Tbone said...

Good breaking bread with you on Monday night at the Elk River YMCA. I don't often come accross people that don't have a more me now attitude and to see how much of yourself you have given to the many is fantastic to see. If more people had your outlook on things the world would be a totally different place to live. May God keep you safe in our travels and in the words of Roy Rogers "HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN"