Bad news to report this time...I've had to stop the walk due to tremendous pain in my ankles, most likely caused by tendonitis. The front of each ankle is incredibly swollen; each features a large lump that doesn't feel any more comfortable than it looks. Additionally, the back of my ankle eventually reached a point where each step I took became more and more painful, often to the point of being excruciating.
Had all this happened on Friday, I'd probably have been able to tough it out, but with nearly 75 miles left to go, I decided to avoid risking further injury and call it quits a bit earlier than I had planned. So, instead of a 150+ mile walk over 5 days, mine ended up being about 82 or 83 miles over 3 days, through all the boroughs except the Bronx.
Matt has decided to continue with his original schedule and press forward. He's got some blisters and is certainly feeling the general fatigue of having covered nearly 90 miles so far in 3 days, but overall, he's feeling good and is ready to move forward. So, keep supporting him with your comments as he continues to post new updates from his phone!
I'm planning on taking things easy tomorrow, and then possibly joining Matt for a few miles on Friday in Manhattan, depending on how I feel. Hopefully things will improve a bit by then!