How To Walk Across America
This weekend I flew out to San Francisco to see my really good friend Nate Damm walked across America. Well, he didn’t do it all yesterday. Back in February, Nate started walking in Delaware and headed west for San Francisco. For the past 7 months, Nate’s been walking…and walking…and walking some more.
In between we took a short little road trip to Portland, but for the rest of the time he just walked.
He got up in the morning. Walked until he was tired. Pitched a tent and slept. Then did it again. And again. And again.
From February 26th to October 15th.
He walked. Ugly step after ugly step.
231 Days in a row.
Think about that.
15-25 miles a day on average. Over 3,000 miles total. On foot.
Nate likes to point out that he’s not the first one to walk across America. I like to tell Nate to shutup. Walking across America might not be that ‘hard” in the traditional sense of the word – after all anyone can walk. And that’s all you have to do. Walk.
That’s all there is to it.
Day after day after day. That’s it. But a lot of people still haven’t done it and most people won’t. Simply because they don’t have the persistence required to do something 231 days in a row.
Most things in aren’t actually impossible. People just think they are because they give up too soon.
We like to glamorize the days on the coasts. The memorable ones. The ones that seem to be important, but it’s the time in the desert. The spots between
Don’t stop. Keep going.
Congratulations to Nate. It’s a big deal and a great story. Be proud.
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