So, I’ve been walking off and on all day due to my boredom and lack of a vehicle. You can call it training if you want to. I mean, I figure it won’t hurt too much since I’m resting tomorrow. Anyway, that’s not the point of this post. The point is that I found a way to entertain myself, while walking. I pay attention to stuff on the ground and pick up the interesting stuff. Sometimes it’s change, sometimes it’s a shoelace, and sometimes it’s just shiny. It makes me think if I do this the whole time I’m training, maybe even partially on my walk across the states, I might be able to make a little bit of money. Either that or make a sculpture of some sort out of some of the random objects. Even maybe collect all the metal stuff and take it to a scrap yard one five gallon bucket at a time. It may never amount to much, but it’s a good way to stay entertained.
My mom was diagnose with MS(Multiple Sclerosis) years ago. Initially, I felt urged to raise money for MS Awareness. I bought some of these silicon bracelets from this site to resale to try to make some money to send into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Well, the bracelets just ended up getting scattered everywhere and I never really made any money off of them. Here a couple of years later, I’m unemployed and looking for something to do with my life. Recently, I’ve been reading up on people that have journeyed across this great land of America on foot. It truly inspired me reading up on how they prepared and what they did to make it. So, I decided that I wanted to walk across america. I was thinking about my prior attempt to show my mom some support for her MS, and decided that I would dedicate this walk to MS Awareness. If you don’t know what MS is, check out the NMSS website.
So, now I’ve been training for this walk and making plans. I have a basic route planned out. You can check that out here. I plan on keeping everyone updated through this blog. If you feel like supporting a worthy cause you can help by donating here. I’d greatly appreciate it!
I’ve been walking a lot these last couple of weeks, but I didn’t decided to do my cross-country walk until the beginning of this week, so I just started training yesterday. Yesterday evening I took a two hour walk, then did the same again this morning. I plan on taking another two hour walk later today, then rest tomorrow with maybe a small walk in the morning. On Monday, I’m going to start loading a backpack with different things to give it some weight and I want to increase my walking time to two and half hours to three hours twice a day, depending on how I do with the weighted back-pack. After next week, I’ll increase the amount of time to three and half to four hours twice a day. I plan on working my way up to at least ten hours of walking a day. I may not walk that many hours a day when I start my journey, but I will be ready to walk a lot.Today, I also plan on walking around town to see if some stores around here will let me leave a donation bucket for my cause. So, I should really get to work on finding some containers to use and making covers for them. So I’ll end this post now. Don’t for get to help me promote! PLEASE!?!?!?! Click here to donate!