As you may know from reading previous posts, I have participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure the past 3 years (Washington DC 2009, San Diego 2010, Philadelphia 2011). The 3-Day is an adventure beyond description. I always meet amazing friends, see many wonderful sites and discover that when I put my mind to something I can accomplish it, no matter what.
I remember my first walk vividly… Washington DC. I didn’t train as much as I should and it showed! I wasn’t able to complete the entire 60 miles because of a pinched nerve in my foot, I walked nearly 21 miles on Friday, 10 miles on Saturday and the full 18 miles on Sunday. The last two miles I kept the mantra “Margaret, Jackie, Lilly” (my husband’s mother, sister and aunt, all died/suffered from breast cancer) going through my head with each step to keep me going. But when we entered Closing Ceremonies I forgot all about the blisters on my toes, my unbelievably sore feet and felt powerful feelings of relief, sadness and elation; relief that the hard part was over, sadness that the walk had come to the end and elation that I accomplished something most people wouldn’t even attempt to do. “You are walking 60 miles in 3 days?!? You’re crazy!”
In 2012 we had some family issues come up and I was unable to walk. But once again, I’m doing it again! I signed up for the 2013 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure held in Atlanta, October 18-20, 2013. I am walking with my team “Walks of Life” if anyone else out there would like to join us. This event isn’t easy, but I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t believe 100% that it was worth every muscle ache and injury (tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, pinched nerve, oodles of blisters), weary nights in a little pink tent (too hot, high “are we going to wake up in Oz?” winds, pouring rain and way too cold—all over a two-night span!) and other interesting experiences that would be considered TMI to share here!
Okay now to the hard part. I need your help. I am $1,300 shy of the mandatory $2,300 minimum and would greatly appreciate a donation. Any amount will make a difference!
Just go to this link http://www.the3day.org/goto/k8thegreat to visit my personal fundraising Web page and make a donation.
If you have any questions or want to hear more about what I’m doing, send me a message. I love talking about the event. [email protected]
Thanks for all of your support. I’m incredibly lucky to have people like you in my life!