So we got a bit of a later start on today because I knew I would have a hard time falling asleep last night (it took me 3 hours to calm my nerves;)). We started at 8am downtown Ft. Wayne and I was blessed to have my mom right by my side. It was pretty incredible to start this journey with the person who I started the journey of life with!! Thank you, momma for all of your support and unconditional love.
I knew that I wanted to dedicate each day to different people who have impacted my life but I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to do that. After much thought, I decided to bring back a childhood pastime of mine, making friendship bracelets. There’s a special one that I would make all of the time with the neighborhood kids and to this day have taught several kids at the different camps I’ve worked at!
So today, is dedicated to my incredible mom, dad, and 2 younger sisters. They have been with me every step of the way. They encourage me to be a better person and support me when I sign up for crazy endeavors such as this!! I can honestly say, I have no idea where I would be today without you 4. I love you more than words.
We walked most of the day because I wanted to take it nice and slow. I tend to go too fast too soon and when you’re running 177 miles, that’s not something you want to do. However, walking is so much harder for me than running. Guess I’ve been a crazy runner for too long!! 😉 We made it to the Ohio border after about 17 miles!!
Well, we finished around 5:30. It was a very long and toasty day. I will for sure be starting before the sun comes up tomorrow to beat the heat!
Now, time for some food, shower, and sleep!!