It is now 6 hours since I finished my walk. In honor of my 57th year of life, I decided to power walk for 5 hours and 7 minutes. During the walk, I experienced a great deal of existential angst. Like why am I doing this? I struggled with thoughts of quitting early. But somehow I did it.
Now I'm still totally pleased that I finished.
Part of the deal is that I didn't get any blisters with the new insoles I was using. But also the mental game. I stayed on speed and didn't quit. Today opened possibilities for long races in the future.
It was lovely.