Saturday, March 1, 2014

Another Walk To Kandahar

March 1st!  A good day for new starts.

February 1st was a good day for new starts too and that's when I started walking to Kandahar - again.  But this time it wasn't to meet Dan's battalion on its way home.  Dan is already home and so is his battalion. This time I resolved to walk at least a mile every day in the hopes of covering enough miles to get to Kandahar and back - to support the troops who are still there.

Of course I'm well aware of the health benefits of daily walking.  And I'm walking for my health too.  But the thing that will keep me from missing even one day of walking is the thought of the men and women 'over there' making the sacrifices and facing dangers to support a country fighting for it's democracy, for women's rights, and for freedom from terror.  And coupled with my walks will be my prayers that they all come home safely.   I intend to walk and pray until they do.

This cartoon that was in the Sunday paper week before last, really said it all for me.

I'm hoping to enlist as much help as possible - or as many people as possible - to walk and remember those troops and maybe say a prayer for them.  And while we do, let's don't forget the mothers, fathers, spouses, children, siblings, and friends who have no choice but to remember every moment of every day that there's danger over there and sacrifices being made for the freedom of an entire population and freedom from terrorism worldwide.

I'll keep the records if you'll send me your miles for the week every Sunday.  And I'll do my best to keep everyone updated on our progress.

Please...for your own good...and so we don't forget...let's get moving to support our troops.

P.S.  I highly recommend streaking.  I wrote about the pros and cons here.  Don't get me wrong, we love the marchers (walking the most you can whenever you can) but we adore the streakers (overcoming every obstacle to walk every day)!!!

1 comment:

  1. Count me in!!! I was so sad when I had to quit last time because of my foot injury. Now, I am pretty much healed and have my inserts (and new hiking boots) I will jump on that treadmill tonight for sure. Thanks for doing this again. xo


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