5% there! 90 Miles to Mordor!

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 I’ve been buried under my schoolwork for the last month…..but I’m still walking.  I had some technical difficulties with my feet, also.  In short, my shoes were awful.  They were causing me pain which led to not walking…….which led to pain in a different area, namely my back.  This, of course, is terrifying.  The idea of not being able to walk again is almost as paralyzing as the inability to walk.  It’s bad.  I’ve spent the last several weeks freaking out that I couldn’t walk more than a mile or so at a time because of my shoes. I’ve been in pretty acute pain 24/7 for about 3 weeks.

My solution to this depression-inducing problem was that I went back to my old standby…….Doc Marten mary janes.  They just plain work for me.  They fit my feet and I can go forever in them, and they last for years.  My cheap boots on the other hand……….are seriously growing holes in them after only 50 or 60 miles.  I mean it.  I’m wearing through the soles and I can see little squares and the beginnings of actual holes.  Fashion:  phooey. 

Anyway, the great news is that I haven’t given up. I have now walked 90.3 miles out of 1779. (the distance from the Shire to Mt. Doom, for those of you who are just now tuning in) I also held a plank for a record of 36 seconds. Shhhh. Don’t tell anyone. I’m contemplating learning to conquer my fear of being upside down and morphing this plank into a wall assisted handstand.

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