More than 40,000 people took part in this year's Walk for Hunger, and I was one of them. The weather was close to optimal for much of the morning and early afternoon; last year's walk started in the rain. This year's event raised about $4 million for food pantries across the state.
Though I completed the 20-mile walk twice in the early 1990s, I fell short last year and this year -- the gut is a bit bigger and the muscles get sore a bit quicker. Those of us over 40 know how that goes. This time I hopped -- OK, limped -- onto a bus at around Mile 14. Wait 'til next year.