My Journey to Sparta – The Chris Davis Project
by Jason Jaksetic and Chris Davis
Yesterday when I said it was going to be an interesting day, I had no idea just how interesting the day would have turned out.
After I wrote my blog, I did some looking back on my run keeper account and found that that my 5.18 mile walk to the Spartan HQ office was the longest walk I have ever completed. I love the fact that I am breaking all of my previous records for walking up here. Records are made to be broken.
Later in the day yesterday I had my first interview with a newspaper reporter. It is a surreal experience knowing that every word you say is being recorded, and will be used to make a story. To say it’s a cool feeling is an understatement, and I feel nervous to see how it comes out.
After the interview, I got back to the office and Joe told me the words I had feared all day, “Chris, you get you walk back to the lodge tonight.”
I know the walk this morning for the most part was downhill, so you can imagine how much I was looking forward to the walk back home. Over five miles uphill on an empty stomach were in store for me. With this on my mind, I started on my way back to the lodge.
I have been walking on the roads for two weeks now and I have only seen a couple of people that I know as I walk, but today was different. It seemed like everyone I knew in town stopped by and asked if I wanted a ride back to the lodge, and I passed every time feeling like someone was testing me to see if I was going to give up.
I am glad to say I passed. I made it all the way back to the lodge under my own power. After it was all said and done, I walked over 11 miles yesterday. A new personal record. Two records in one day… what a great feeling.
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