Wow. Did my first 6 mile training walk and it felt fantastic! Don't get me wrong, it was hot, there was sweat dripping down the small of my back and my feet got a little hot... especially that darned left foot. But, I DID IT! I'm pretty dang proud of myself. Not only did I complete it, but I could have gone on longer. It helped that a friend walked with me!
We left at 10:40 after dropping our daughter's off at a birthday party. From there we walked 3 mile out, and 3 miles back. At the turn around point there were tons of places to stop. I chose McD's, emptied the bladder and filled the water bottle. I snacked on my nuts and dried cranberries. Happiness. My friend did nothing, and hadn't even finished her water. Two miles later she was hungry and thirsty. We popped into an AM/PM where I got a Gatorade fountain drink (with lots of crushed ice .... ooooooooooh crushed ice!).
Now that I'm home and I've eaten, I am trying to remember to keep stretching. All i really want to do is sit :) I have a few hot spots on the bottom of my feet, but feel good otherwise. Mentally? I feel GREAT!