APRIL 18, 2006 - Posted at 2:27 p.m. CST
NEW YORK, AR - A Batesville woman left New York City on foot this morning, joining with eleven other walkers in covering over 3,000 miles in 14 weeks for Sportline Steps Across America, a program dedicated to spreading the word about the benefits of a walking regime as part of a fit, active lifestyle.
A latecomer to walking and running, Stewart's inspiration came from a source close to home. Her motivation began while attending numerous races where she watched her athletic daughter cross finish line after finish line. She soon turned into a walker herself. When not walking, Stewart works as a school counselor.