I’m writing this post to commemorate the longest walk I’ve ever taken.
Background: once a month I try to take a ten-mile walk. I go the length of the Pennypack Trail, familiar to you from many earlier posts.
Actually, the trail is about 10.75 miles, round trip, Byberry Road to Rockledge Park and back, but I usually stop at the 5 miles out mark to make it an even ten miles.
Today I did the whole thing, added another quarter mile – and presto! an eleven mile walk.
Now, I’ve run a half marathon (13.1 miles). I have also run the (Philadelphia) Broad Street Ten-Mile run twice. All of these were done 7 years ago or so. After that my various health issues sidetracked me for a long time, and I’m not really running any more. But walking – well, let’s get going!
If you want to know, it took me 3 hours 2 minutes to do the route. I started at the mid-point of the trail, Welsh Road – down to Rockledge, back to Welsh Road, up to Byberry Road, and back to Welsh, plus about another 1/4 mile barely out of the parking lot, and…done.
Here are pictures. I take them as I go along and send them to my husband to keep him up on where I am. He sends messages back to encourage me. I appreciate that.
It’s not a visually thrilling set of photos, these you see here, but – they represent a lot of footsteps!