Steps away from the CA-AZ border! Spirit Walker Steve Martin inspires us all as he powers through a +12 mile Marching day with an open-sore blistered foot (with proper medical care/support provided) #ClimateMarch
this was my first Marching day where I was able to be by myself for any lengthy time.
I started the day, late due.to.back.pain reignited by being hunched over affixing corn calluses and iodining feet, walking with John A. and Kelsey (who I have been getting to know gradually, though videography skills are top-notch!) After catching up with Steve and Kim at the first break at 4 miles, I did some alteration work on the moleskin prosthetic that we had fashioned earlier that morning. Were it documented, I would either be.awarded a medal or forbidden from practicing any sort of biomedical engineering.
From here, I proceeded.on quickly and took a 10.minute circle-walking break at our.lunch.stop. From there, I watered up and made.for.camp twith the.intent of.getting there and then being shuttled back by Kathe to walk the final 4 miles AGAIN with Steve and Kim) Steve is a one-of-a-kind find in the human being scheme of things. Even with a bum foot, double-crutched, and sore all over, he will be taking every step from Wilmington to DC. I will support him in any way I am able.
I perfected my Peace & Wave Smile posture for addressing oncoming and passing traffic. It reminded me of horseback archery in many ways. Then again, what doesn’t remind me of horseback archery?
One very pleasant encounter was with a female motorist who did work projects in the Colorado desert. She turned her truck around on the highway, offered us water, and a ride if needed. Though we declined the offers we were able to have a discussion with her about the March and how she could connect along the way.