It was his feet.
The blister wasn’t on his ankle, it was on his heel. And it wasn’t little.
(Those with a nervous disposition might want to look away now.)
When he got to Goring (of course he walked 17 miles with his feet in this condition), he rang me back. ‘Um,’ he said. ‘I’m hurting pretty bad. I don’t think I can do 55 miles over the next two days.’
‘Take a break,’ I suggested. ‘Do the rest later.’
‘But I’ve taken the time off work…and it’s about to be the Christmas rush.’
‘Finish it on weekends.’ I wonder if he can tell when I’m praying on the other side of the phone.
‘I could do that.’
And he will. Andy won’t let his sponsors or the Rett families down. Sometimes, though, you have to succeed in different ways than the way you planned.
Andy’s used three days of his week and has walked nearly halfway. He’s got four days more to do. Keep following the blog to find out how and when he finishes his challenge.