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5/20/2018 Walking for Down Syndrome

I drove out to Highway 80 to walk a few more miles. Great weather, but all weather is great to me.

I had a short conversation with a couple doing some yard work, it was good.

Loving this warmer weather, higher humidity and the sweating.

Down syndrome and a memory

Many years ago our family had, as a regular guest, a little girl that was born with down syndrome, and she was fun to be near. Once, one of us told her something we needed her to do, or not do.

She was very young and she stopped in her tracks, put her hands on her hips, and said “you are not my mama”

We had a lot of good times with her, as we did other children that came into our lives.

Rocky’s speech to his son

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that!” ~ Rocky Balboa

Quote and a picture #26

my plans concerning Down Syndrome

I will choose “Special Olympics” to raise money for on the Charity Miles application, and the miles will be shared onto my personal Facebook page and my Twitter account. I will, on occasion jog and walk with my stroller (Wilson) and signs will be mounted on it. I will have signs for the car and cards to hand out.

The point is to give out the phone number for the Helpline at the National Down Syndrome Society.

thoughts on folks with Down Syndrome

I feel that people with Down Syndrome can aspire, inspire, motivate, encourage, fail and succeed, just like I do. I also think they need help, from time to time, just like I do.

Section walking across Georgia

Oh, I do enjoy being on what once was a transcontinental highway. It’s so enjoyable to manage whatever occurs.

Section Walking is what’s available to me now, and I will take it.

Today’s walk – Glenrio, New Mexico

I drove here from Tucumcari this morning, parked, and started walking.

From Wikipedia . . .

Glenrio, formerly Rock Island, is an unicorporated community in both Deaf Smith County, Texas, and Quay County, New Mexico, in the United States. Located on the former U.S. Route 66, the ghost town sits on the Texas – New Mexico state line.

The pictures below were taken by me this morning, and it was a beautiful morning.

My Miles on Foot . . .

We commenced counting on June 1 2012.

Finishing today’s walk put the number of miles at approximately 17,449.

Roughly, 5000 of the miles were recorded while pushing a jogging stroller full of equipment and supplies.

I ran some, jogged more and walked.

Milestone – from seniors to little guys begins today

On March 25th, 2013, as we exited St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, a thought occurred, a thought that would someday come to fruition. It was about kids.

5 years and 9 months of my life has been spent, very willingly, raising awareness concerning Alzheimer’s disease. 3 years and 8 months of that, it was full time work, as a volunteer. 2 years and 1 month had me part time, still as a volunteer, continuing on for Alzheimer’s, and glad for every day, every hour, every minute. Becoming a caregiver for mom was the catalyst for the change in the amount of time spent.

Today, March 21st, 2018 is a New Beginning for my focus.

It will take some time to change, but like everything else, especially for me, it will be a work in progress.

My focus will shift to children.

High on my list is to raise my awareness concerning Down Syndrome. I have inspiration for this, inspiration that has beautiful names, beautiful faces.

Carol, Harriet and Logan.