The mid-Atlantic states, which this entire time I had been thinking would be the easy states, are proving to be anything but. I've been walking over rock riddled trail for weeks and my feet have been hurting. It's been a bit discouraging.
But then I saw onfacebook that tomorrow is the big day for Empower. It made me think of a speech that Carrie gave before we did the Spartan Beast on Vermont. She said that it may get hard, and we may get tired, and we may want to quit, but that's when it's time to reach deep down inside and find the strength to go on. We do these things because we can. We are lucky enough to be able to do these things. And we do these things for those who, for whatever reason, cannot.
So over the next two weeks, I'll be thinking of my friends at Empower and I'll be pushing on even when it's hard and even when I hurt. Because its a great gift to be able to walk from Georgia to Maine. And I do it because I can.
Have a great two weeks, guys!