Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Houston, Texas

A Walker Is Born

I received a call from Arjuna Abhimanyu, an American follower of Krishna from Clermont, Florida. He quite excitedly expressed his desire to do a walk from Orland to Gainesville. His purpose? He wants to raise awareness and funds for a new Krishna temple in the Orlando area. This is undoubtedly a worthy cause. What he didn’t say, at least in the beginning, is that he’s up for an adventure. For sure, he’ll have fun with this walk which will transcend fatigue, blisters, aches and pains.

It will take five or six days to accomplish this at 20 miles per day.

“Are you up for the 20 per day without any training or preparedness?” I asked him. He said he was going to try it. He also asked about the best kind of shoes to wear, and what time of the day is the best time to start the daily trek.

I told him my preferred footwear these days are ‘Keen’, a sandal with a good fit and traction, and ‘Oofos’, a lighter, snug version of Crocs. The best time to start a run or a walk is before sunrise, if possible. It seems the body gets the chance to acclimatize within the first leg of the day’s walk. Also, we should consider that early morning is the prime time for concentration.

Arjun plans to stay with people he knows along the way. He is inviting co-walkers.

Good luck! God bless! Om tat sat to you, Arjuna A., the hero.

May the Source be with you!

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