Friday, October 18, 2013

It All Started With Just One Step...

On November 1st I will celebrate having walked
every day in a row for 4 years!
Whoo Hoo!
It started out as a 30-day goal just to get myself back on track! Well it turns out that one day leads to another and another....More than a few times along the way I told Gene (my husband and co-founder of the Walking Connection) that I didn't feel like walking anymore. He would just respond by saying, "So tomorrow morning you are going to say Day 1, Whoo Hoo!?" Yep he always knows how to get me going, in a good way of course :)

So here I am with almost four full years of days - of walks - of hikes - of miles, sometimes only ten minutes, but an accomplishment none-the-less. WOW!  I really did this and now I want to share this milestone with everyone!  To celebrate I am inviting all of my friends from around the world to go for at least a 10-minute walk (run, bike, swim - just be active) on November 1. It can be anywhere, any place YOU are. It doesn't have to be far or fast, just walk with a purpose. Just Walk for YOU!
So far, friends that are joining this 10 minute World Wide Walk are located in all 50 U.S.states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS. KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WY and WI. 
This will be the start of Haley's walk in Santa Cruz, California!
They'll be joined by my international friends in the Canadian provinces and territories of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewen, Yukon, Prince Edward Island and Northwest Territories. 

Leah will be walking (and flipping) in the Northwest Territories!
Thirty eight countries and counting: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Phillipines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Swden, Thailand, USA and Uruguay...

Charity will be walking in Botswana!
Our four legged friends count too: Bella, Dexter, Louie, Clarise, Koume, Sanko, Gracie Rose, Abby Rose, Zoro, Pantufla Rosie, Juliette, Charquitos, Midnight, Charlie, Bosco, Jasper, Tucker, Gracie and Sam will be walking!
Charlie & Karen will be walking in Illinois!
If you are "IN" let me know where you are walking:
Send an e-mail or click on the Facebook event page 
Share a piece of your world - post a picture or video of your walk!
Invite your friends to come walk with YOU. We are going to make this
A World Wide Walk and who knows, maybe it will be your "Day 1 - Whoo Hoo!"