2400 miles: 2400 women. We’re getting some amazing nominations pouring in. Nearly 150 miles have already been dedicated to inspirational women across the world, across time, and even across the boundaries of fiction and reality. Steve has been doing an absolutely heroic job of getting them up on the website – have a look here.
As I’d hoped, we’re seeing people nominate many different women for all sorts of reasons. Some are well-known, others not. Many are close to home – mothers, especially. Some are not known personally to those who dedicated the mile, but may have touched millions of people throughout their lives. I can’t wait to see who else is nominated, and what other stories lie behind each name.
As the dedications keep coming in, I’m thinking more about what it’s actually going to mean to me when I’m out there. Each day I will have different names, people, and stories to focus on. They will be sharing my journey, and I expect they will affect it profoundly. I know that thinking about them will really help me to keep going when things get tough.
We still have over 2,200 miles waiting to be dedicated and I’m so excited to see who they will be for. Time is starting to run short though – I’m heading out to California in less than five weeks’ time, and will be rowing away from land shortly after that.
Thank you all so much for everything you have done for the row so far. Your support, advice, sponsorship, suggestions and contacts all make a world of difference. Please keep supporting and help me reach 2,400 fully dedicated miles, ready to start the row in June. If each person who has dedicated a mile finds just five more people who will dedicate one as well, we’ll soon be on the way to making the most of every mile.
Thank you 🙂