Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Lake Trek Anniversary
Today (March 16) is the anniversary of the beginning of my 1,000 Mile Walk on the Beach. The weather today is similar to a year ago when I stood on the end of Navy Pier in Chicago. The sky is bright blue and the morning is brisk. The day will warm to almost 60 degrees, just like a year ago.
I will admit to being a little apprehensive about that first segment of the Lake Trek. I had 70 miles mapped out along the southern rim of the lake. I had to walk through the southside of Chicago, past many steel mills, through the BP refinery, through Gary, Indiana. There would be stretches of beach, but longer paths flanked by industry, abandoned factories, and power plants.
It's been a year since the beginning. I still feel pulled back to the lake, and it feels strange to not be out there walking, or at home mapping out the next segment. Instead, I am hard at work on the manuscript of the book about my adventure. I've gotten several e-mails asking when the book will be released. The book proposal is on the desks of several publishing houses at this moment. I will keep you posted as the manuscript has its own adventure in the publishing world.