"Phil Valentine’s call to walk the Appalachian Trail is a vivid example of moving beyond recovery FROM life-threating illnesses as a means of recovering TO a life of extraordinary possibilities. Thousands of us who have shared the challenges and unexpected gifts from such recovery journeys will be walking in spirit with him.” ~Bill White
Phil in Maine
September 2, 2015
I thank you all for your encouragement and prayer. Yeah, I did want to quit... As I processed the "breakdown" the last few days, I realized how frightened I was. Just plain scared of falling. I know fear & faith can not coexist, so I drew close to God. The last 2 days I've been working on a different technique, to face the mountain on the downhill steeps. It's working!
We've hit some difficult terrain, but are managing decent miles.
I so look forward to finishing this thing... Maybe just over 3 weeks?
Please continue to pray for me.
And I promise to continue as long and as fast as I can.