Mission Accomplished!

1 kilometre to go
@Morleyhunt (14224)
Canada
June 19, 2017 8:04pm CST
Sunday morning was an early wake up. I walked the 1.5 kilometres to the shuttle pick up point. From there we were shuttled to the starting point (gathering spot) for all of those making the trek from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island. The start was delayed by 30 minutes....then finally we walked about a kilometre to get to the starting point. I was in the middle of the crowd (it was a thick mass of people) when the clock started. For the first kilometre I spent a lot of my time weaving from one side of the bridge to the other trying to get past people who were not trying to walk the bridge quickly. Then I shook off most of the slow walkers and could set a steady pace. There was still some weaving back and forth, but at least it was no longer constant. When I had walked 13 km the time was 2 hours and 3 seconds. That had been my goal, but because of the amount of weaving I had done I was not yet across the bridge. My total distance was 13.3 km in 2 hours and 2 minutes...not bad for a 61 year old.
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@Courtlynn (31314)
• United States
20 Jun
Not bad at all. Good job.
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
20 Jun
I was pleased with the time. Before the day was over, I had walked about 24 kilometre....I was tired.
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@Courtlynn (31314)
• United States
20 Jun
@Morleyhunt thats alot.
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@rebelann (26356)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun
That's fantastic. My feet hurt if I try to walk too far, I think I might .... stressing might .... be able to walk a mile if it's not uphill but I'm 6 years older than you.
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
The start of the bridge was up hill...then the middle was up more....after that it was all level or downhill. I did train to be able to do this. The first days I was building on walking a mere mile.
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@rebelann (26356)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jun
I recall reading a post about that a while back @Morleyhunt looks like your training paid off.
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@LadyDuck (103571)
• Switzerland
20 Jun
Congratulations, you did a great job. You are right, it's a very good score, even for younger women.
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
I was proud of myself. Now I need to keep it up for my own personal fitness.
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@LadyDuck (103571)
• Switzerland
22 Jun
@Morleyhunt It's extremely hot right now, even early in the morning. I hope that next week will be better.
@Happy2BeMe (57610)
• Canada
20 Jun
Congratulations that is awesome. Great time too. I am so proud of you. After the heart attack i suffered this weekend I am glad I did not attempt it but I will be there next year and in much better health.
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
My weight has dropped and my fitness improved since I started to work towards my goal of walking the bridge. Now I need to keep it up....I still have a lot of extra pounds to work off.
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@Happy2BeMe (57610)
• Canada
23 Jun
@Morleyhunt that is great...keep up the good work
@Juliaacv (18204)
• Canada
20 Jun
Not bad, you are underestimating that, you did an excellent job! You even managed to get a great shot here.
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
I'm hoping to keep up with the walking, and to walk that distance at least once a week. We'll see if I can keep it up.
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@CoralLevang (30429)
• United States
20 Jun
Congrats!!!
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
Thank you.
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• United States
20 Jun
congrats!! i'm so danged proud 'f ya :) mercy, if'n ya add'p all yer other walkin' with the actual walk, ya need a bucket 'f ben 'n jerry's, lol.
@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
20 Jun
We went out for a lunch of fish and chips....then we planned to have an ice cream, but were stuffed (couldn't finish lunch). Monday morning we had some COWS ice cream.....Canada's number one icecream.....right at the factory. Yumm.
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• United States
20 Jun
@Morleyhunt lucky folks! a well deserved celebration 'f the fruits 'f yer efforts :)
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@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx and now we are home....and we need to get back to real life.
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@JudyEv (88084)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jul
Well done you! By the time I got to the start I would have done enough walking for one day!
@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
8 Jul
I'm trying to keep up with the walking. Yesterday morning I walked 15 km before 9:30 AM. Unfortunately the sky opened up when I was on the return part of the walk and I came home totally saturated
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@JudyEv (88084)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jul
@Morleyhunt 15 km is a good old hike! That's wonderful. I really admire you.
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@Hatley (149198)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Jun
thats for sure I could not ave done that at t hat age good ffor you
@Morleyhunt (14224)
• Canada
22 Jun
I want to be able to do it again. Next time I do it. I go with my husband...then it will be a slow leisurely stroll...probably three hours.
@valmnz (12531)
• New Zealand
22 Jul
Good on you! I'm so glad I found this, as I missed it when I was absent from here for about a month.
@Tampa_girl7 (20046)
• United States
29 Jun
Way 2 go