And, despite all the planning I'd done--listening to inspirational Rocky music; thinking about St Sebastian; thinking about how at mile 20 I would reach 2000 miles and the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico--I just needed one thing to get me through. A friend by my side.
I am glad to have reached 2000 miles. My Truth or Consequence was Truth. I could reach me goal. I had reached my goal. And I will go on reaching goals.
And seems like the Beatles once had something to say about "Getting by with a little help from my friends."