Like the thousands of other like-minded San Diegans, it's the story of another individual ready to blister up and struggle through a 60-mile weekend waltz to help cure - once and for all - breast cancer in our lifetime.
Today there was supposed to have been wet weather, and there certainly was that. I did complete the 19.5 miles today (although many people did not) - and fortunately no blisters yet. One of the things they tell you as you prepare for this event is that if you're not able to finish the walk, "who cares?" After all of course, It's not the walking itself that is going to cure cancer - it's the money raised for your effort that will do the trick one day. But for me, it's a personal achievement that I really wanted to establish - even if it meant walking six hours in the rain (which it did). So I was glad to cross the finish line today.
One of the most important things any walker knows is to keep your feet dry. That means a change of socks. Today, a change of socks, and even shoes, would be worthless. The rain fell - steadily for hours - soaking everything. 12 miles into the walk today I was able to change shoes and socks anyway, and there was a brief period there when the rain reduced to drizzle. . .so it did help a little bit.
One more day tomorrow; and although today was unpleasant with the wet weather, I have to tell you this is still just as inspiring and awesome as everyone who does it will tell you.