He doesn’t appear to be backing down. He mentioned quite some time ago that he was going to do this. Quite some time ago, it was safe to boast of this as quite some time should pass and our memories would fail us. Yet he has reminded us of his claims, an ever present gnat buzzing always just beyond the swatter. At times, his voice has been soft, like a whisper. Other times, loud and booming. He just couldn’t let it go. And now, the time has come. It is as they say time to put up or shut up. I think a more commonly known allegorical reference may have something to do with moving one’s bowels or vacating the porcelain seat but since this is a family friendly place, I shan’t make such references.
Dan and his mates, ten of them I believe, maybe just seven. Could be just Dan. I’m not really sure who has committed but they all should be committed for even suggesting such lunacy. You see, Dan and his mates are about to embark on a journey, seventy eight miles of walking in a mere six days. (That’s an average of 13 miles a day!) I’m not sure how many of you walk, or run or exercise at all for that matter, but the idea of walking 13 miles a day for six straight days has got to be daunting. Hell, I get winded just walking upstairs when I’ve forgotten the telephone. Half of the time I let a call just go to message because the effort to pry myself from my cozy couch is just to great.
Now, I’ve got to ask you? Does this…..
appear to be a man that you would envision on a 78 mile hike?
Do any of these men?
Godspeed, gentlemen. Godspeed.
In all seriousness, Dan is not just a loon on a mad mission to demoralize his mates. He’s quite possibly one of the nicest blokes you’d ever want to meet and has a heart almost as big as his….self. Dan and his friends will be walking the 78 miles of the Dales Way in Yorkshire, England to raise money for the Joseph Salmon Trust, a charity set up by Dan’s good friends Neil and Rachel in memory of their son, Joseph. You can read all about The Dales Walk and the trust by visiting Dan’s site, All That Comes With It and also by visiting a site Dan established specifically to inform people of The Dales Walk. More specifically, I ask that you contribute to this worthwhile endeavor. Just click on the icons to the upper right of Dan’s homepage or on the homepage of The Dale’s Walk. You’ll be glad you did and trust me, the warm feeling you’ll get inside (that would be knowing you’ve done the right thing) will feel a whole lot better than the warm feeling in Dan’s shoes–that would be blisters.