MS Challenge Walk « back to albumMS Challenge Walk 2008 Tracy and Denise, the night before the walk.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATHE GENERAL! He'll do whatever it takes to cheer on those walking for his bride... even play air guitar.Regular maintenance is necessary to keep your pedal power performing.Denise with Melody, who performed with her mother Jeannie and Denise's niece Tracy at Saturday night's ceremonies.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMS Challenge WalkAlways remember to stop and smell the roses.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe weekend's Olympic theme was carried through roadside decorations such as these, which had inspiring messages to specific walkers and teams on the back.It's Ho-Ho-Ho for the Rah-Rah crew!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you see this guy, you've walked too far.There's nothing like a cold soak! This is Rest Stop #2 on Day #1.Somebody forgot his ClifBar!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADid anybody even *ask* Dennis?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHey, that's cheating!!Ten miles down -- 40 to go...OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAck! A two-headed monster!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKeep Smyelin!Tracy and fellow performer Melody.After walking all those miles, this guy wasn't the only one feeling a bit crabby!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEvery rest stop offers a healthful opportunity to fuel up for the next 2-3 miles.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOrange you glad I didn't say "banana"?Those shoes were *not* made for walking.Denise later felt the wrath of grapes.Day one: COMPLETED!Two of the 20 talented folk who work for the NMSS and organized this 600-walker event.That's not the finger *I* would give MS...Did anyone lose a pair of bags?Tracy and Denise retreat to the luxurious accommodations not afforded to just every walker.This is much nicer than my summer camp bunk bed from Hell.Twelve hours from now, they'll be 47 minutes into Day Two.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis picture started off centered, but I obviously don't know my face's own strength!This way to a cure.Determined to find a cure, many walkers experienced tunnel vision.Where's the fire?Well, who doesn't?I couldn't help but check out her buns...May the Farce be with you.Oh, dear! What will Master Todd think??See more 501st Legion hijinks at http://www.501stlegion.org/offduty/index.phpOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThat's we!!Denise cheers us on.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlias: Pocahontas.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is not the MSchief Maker you're looking for!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhy, you'd think she'd just walked through a hurricane!The med tent, with which some of us became VERY familiar. A very suitable location for the beer truck, too.The tent beneath which the evening activities were held.To think, she just walked 40 miles through a hurricane in THAT! Talk about imperturbable.What a pretty pretty princess!Let's see if you're still smiling after 50 miles... (I think she will be.)Peace, sista.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJeannie Felton in the middle, and her daughter Melody on our right, performed "A Million Miles" with Tracy the previous night.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGeneral Action Figure -- with eight points of articulation!HOLLA BACK!!A little massage?Momma Hen makes sure all her little chicks make it home, safe and sound.Pocahontas, again!Walk 40 miles. Feel loopy. I think it's an unwritten rule.Wonder twin powers, activate! Form of... unbeatable walker! Form of... smarmy bicyclist!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPoor puppy.I could go for a sleepover right about now...No butts, please!I will hate this walk. I will hate blisters. I will hate portapotties. I will hate shin splints. But most of all... I will hate MS.Keep kissin' that frog... maybe it'll work out for you someday.Tracy: powered by chocolate.It's the FINAL REST STOP!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAh, the agony of defeat.Next up: Blister Boulevard.No time for clowning around -- we have a disease to beat!What would a music teacher know about this?A little product placement never hurt anyone...Am I blue...OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe parade prepares.She made it!!Tracy's feeling mighty high!Ah, it seems like just two days ago this would've been funny...You can't cure MS without a marching band!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATodd Krohne, criminal mastermind.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThink I might be a bit tired?Ice cream makes everything better!!Tracy with her uncle and cousin.