Here we are – the night before the end of our grand adventure, getting ready to complete our Full Circle of Lake Superior and it doesn’t feel as though four and a half months have passed by. The time hasn’t gone fast; it hasn’t gone slow; it’s just, well, gone, one day flowing into another.
I know I have more muscles in my legs, and a better pulse rate and blood pressure, all things to be happy about. I feel stronger and healthier and am happy that my body has stood the test of walking 1550 miles.
Now in a repeat of how we felt before departing on April 29th, we are once again facing unknowns. How will it feel to be home, to not have to get up and walk the next morning? How will we maintain this level of fitness and weight loss without walking 10 miles or more a day? How will it feel to not hear or see this beautiful lake every single day?
The lake has been our companion and our teacher throughout the journey. We have listened to its voice in waves, ripples, and rollers. It has sung us to sleep at night and chanted us awake in the morning. It has dazzled our eyes with reflections, refractions, and whitecaps. I will miss it a lot.
But this journey has also brought us so many new friends around the lake and much more inspiration to share what we have learned about it with others. We love it as much, if not more, than before. Our bodies are healthier and our minds are clear, just like the water of Lake Superior. Life. Love. Lake Superior.
Here are some photos from our journey:
10/15/2010 at 4:18 PM