I ended up having my fastest 5 mile time; 1 hour and 29 minutes, usually it's much closer to 1:40 and I think I have the wind to thank for that. I had a couple people stop who heard me on the radio yesterday, so thank you Aaron for making me get out bed to do that interview! I spent the day on back roads that were kinda busy, but nothing too crazy, and I am starting to see a lot more swamp and Spanish moss in the trees... So I know I'm getting close! I have less than 100 miles to go, and only 4 walking days... Trying to take it in as much as I can.
Mandy is my next host, and she picked me up right on time at our meeting place, and took me back to her house where her son and husband, Matt were. We all went out to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner, which was awesome because I haven't had BWW since I left Tucson and I ate 16 boneless wings and the carrots... Much needed protein! We came back to the house and I pretty much got straight to work, so I could go to bed early.
Here's a story about one of the children I met in Macon and completely forgot about until this morning:
He was probably around 10 years old, and he asked me how I could have walked sooooo far and not given up. I told him that looking at it that way, one giant trip of 3,600 miles, of course that would be over whelming. Instead I just took it one day at a time; 20 miles, 20 miles, 20 miles, one foot in front of the other, just keep walking, and before I knew it, I had walked 3,400 miles across the north American continent. I told him, just keep walking, and you'll get to wherever you need to go, it might just take a long time to get there, and there might be really big mountain ranges to walk over, but just keep walking and enjoy the ride. He looked away and thought about it for a moment, and then he said; " So that's like life? Right? One day at a time? I get it.". To which I laughed and said yes, just like life, just keep walking, and you'll get there eventually.