The Road Without Barriers Posts

Chris Latter and I drove over to Hotel Tybee where the course would start a little early in order to meet with medical staff to check my feet and apply some moleskin.  Also to get their verdict on whether or not I’d be allowed to continue for the 10 miles on Tybee Island. VERDICT: YOU CAN CONTINUE Well, that meant I was able to continue and do the last 10 miles that consisted of Day 3 on Tybee Island.  That course was very easy for me especially in the beginning, and I apparently stayed at the back of the lead…

We arrived a little early at Skidaway Island’s starting point so that the medical staff can look at my blisters and apply the moleskin.  I was able to walk to the second rest stop before I needed them to check it again and also asked them to check the callous under the ball of my feet.  After that I stopped for a bit during the third rest stop to rest and apply bio-freeze on my ankles. I made it as far as the fourth rest stop before the medical chief ordered me to the lunch stop (the 8th stop) to…

This is only a brief summary of today’s endeavor, as I’m about to pass out–and that’s saying something. So, we left the house I’m staying at around 6:15 in order to meet all the other walkers from Hotel Tybee in downtown Savannah.  Then we walked 21.5 miles.  It took me nine hours and 45 minutes to complete it, though I’ve been able to train for that distance on a treadmill for seven. There were several parts of the course that were so old in their sidewalks, they proved to be nightmarish for even the cane.  Ninety percent of the time…

I arrived safely to Savannah, GA around three in the afternoon today.  The skies were a beautiful cloudless blue and the scenery from what I could see was quite “lush green.”  Although I can’t tell the difference from a marsh and the great plains as they look lush green to me, although a lush reflective green, which is apparently the water. After dropping my stuff off at where I’ll be staying for the weekend, we went on to Tybee Island to get the packet pickup and check in, then went to Carrabba’s Italian for dinner as I had to carb…

It’s time! I’m leaving the Charlotte area this morning to get to Savannah, GA and get settled before I do the great ChallengeWalk MS Savannah 2016 February 26-28, 2016.  During Day 1–tomorrow–I’ll be walking 21.5 miles.  Then on Saturday, I’ll walk 18.5 miles.  But wait, I still have 10 more miles to go on Sunday! Why am I walking such an ardeous challenge?  This walk benefits the National MS Society, and while I don’t have MS myself, I know a few who do.  And I am especially walking in honor of Sharon Giovinazzo, a DeafBlind woman with MS, as well…