Walk to NYC - Day 1

Walk to NYC

This morning at 5:30am, my brother and I started a walk (click here to learn how we got this idea) from his home in Newburgh, NY to our final destination, Grand Central Station in New York City. This is a journey of endurance and independence for us, and today proved more challenging than I expected.

Now, I've run marathons before, but this time it was just the two of us; walking unsupported, in and out of towns and counties.

It was hard.

As the temperature climbed into the upper 80s, Mike and I hiked over two mountains, through the United States Military Academy at West Point and crossed the Hudson River on the Bear Mountain Bridge.

While scenic, the steep, winding road we took saw groups of motorcycles tear past the small shoulders. Wind from the cycles threw us a breeze as we cautiously walked the white line on the road south.

Today we covered a little more than 25 miles of our 65 mile journey.

In order to avoid the hottest hours of the day, and to finish the journey tomorrow, my brother and I will need to start our trek at 4am. I'd better head to bed.

My next post will be from Grand Central Station. See you then.