In the beginning…

For the longest time I experienced discomfort whenever I walked because of a degenerative arthritic condition in both feet. After finding a specialist who inspired great confidence, we decided to have my right foot operated on in 2010. While the four month recovery was trying at times, the result was spectacular. As I joking told friends, it was nice at my age to have some part of my body that actually got better!

Imagine how I felt knowing I might be able to walk pain free once again. 

Two years later, in 2012, we went through the same process with my left foot. What follows are excerpts from a journal I started less that a month later. I entitled it simply Pilgrimage. 

Since starting that journal, I have walked over 1000 miles, almost five hundred of it in the last three months, in an effort to prepare for walking 500 miles in a little over thirty days. All so I could fulfill a dream.

I would like to tell you so much more, but then I would be getting ahead of myself. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I have. 

For it is good to have a dream.

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