I think I'll approach this will less uncertainty than I did last year; I know I can do it, and I know what I need to do to train--I just need to make sure I do it all.
This year the Spouse Thingy will be other there, too. Not as a walker--because he honestly does not have the time he would need to devote to training--but as a volunteer. He may be more valuable as a nurse than he would be as a walker. Because face it, when you're out there walking a whole buncha miles, things tend to happen: rad blisters, dehydration, falls and spills and broken bones... Medical-type people are very much needed.
Hell, so are ALL the volunteer crew members. Face it--the walkers wouldn't be able to stay the course without them. They feed us, make sure we stay on the right course, keep order, entertain the walkers, and cheer every step of the way.
So if you've had the itch to join in but don't want to can't walk, think about volunteering. It's a lot of work, but it's also a ton of fun.
Oh yeah, and most important right now...DONATE. To me. Because I'm that special :)
Oh, and to sweeten it... if I get $5000 in donations, I will totally wear hot pink spandex* on at least the first day of the walk AND I will dye my hair. Whatever color y'all want.
*presuming I can find it. If not, another color...