MSWalk/Reston (Virginia) was on Sunday, April 10, 2011. The morning was cool; but it didn’t deter the some-1,000 registered walkers.
My husband Matt and I arrived about 1 hour after start time (there were staggered starts), hoping that the weather would warm up a bit. No such luck. It stayed in the low 50’s (F) the whole time.
The Pavilion was crowded with people. The “Teams” were assembling and getting rousing send-offs by volunteers. (Those volunteers also cheered and “high-fived” everyone as they crossed the Finish line.)
We set off from the Reston Town Center Pavilion at about 9:30 a.m. Most of the walk was on the walking/bike paths in Reston. It was a side of Reston I never see from the busy streets and shopping areas.
It took us a little over an hour to complete the walk; but the stats I have are a bit skewed because I didn’t pause my phone application when we stopped for water half-way through. So it might be closer to just under an hour.
After completing the walk we partook in the free brats & chips provided by Clydes. Mmmmm. (Yeah, they also had hamburgers & hotdogs; but when there’s brats around the Choice Is Clear.)
I’ve posted some pictures and a post-walk video to Flickr. Have a look.
I’d really like to thank those of my family and friends who made a pledge on my behalf to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. You generous donations go to moving us closer to a world without MS.
I’d also like to thank my husband Matt for walking with me. There were a ton of people at the Starting line, but I didn’t know any of them. So I was glad to have Matt to keep me company (and on pace).
I think I’ll do it again next year. Care to form a team?