Day 131: Halfway Across Iowa

Tomorrow I should be half way across Iowa! I talked to a Decatur Co. Sheriff today and he told me that the lower two counties across the bottom of Iowa are hilly and the rest of the state is relatively flat.  Leave it to me to pick a route through the hilly part. Oh well, at least I don’t have 10,000′ mountain passes to walk through.

Yesterday I blogged about Dick Simpson, the barber in Mount Ayr who cut my hair on Saturday. Dick told he that he started walking in the evenings with his wife and in a two month span he lost 50 pounds. There you have it, just another example of what a regimen of walking might do for you. Again, you don’t have to do 20 miles a day, no one expects that, but you could do 2 miles a day. If you have a weight problem and really want to lose it, ask your doctor about a walking regimen. By the way, you will have to work at it. Anything worth doing requires work, and if you don’t keep it up, you’ll gain the weight back.

The weather today was just about perfect, high seventies or low eighties, low humidity and a good breeze. We left Mount Ayr this morning and are currently just west of Decatur City at the Interstate 35 intersection. Nothing eventful happened today.

Got a comment from another Franklin Central classmate today. It is always good hearing from people I haven’t seen or talked to in a long time. I appreciate the comment. Thanks Myron.

Miles Covered: 20
Total Miles: 1,973.25
Money Found: $0.02
Total Found: $59.27