Well, I am not fully employed. Yay me! This week, I registered to walk the San Diego event with my former teammates on Nov 18-20, 2011. You might say, wow, thats a long ways away. But it really isn't. There is a training schedule to get one in shape to do 60 miles over 3 days. Just think about it. Thats like doing 3 marathon races back to back. It can be done... and I'VE DONE IT! Not once , but TWICE! The event has developed a training schedule for you to follow if you choose so that you can be fully prepared for the event. I became a training walk leader right out of the starting gate, and met lots of wonderful people who had the same goals as I did. But, I will say, you are never fully prepared.... because Mother Nature has a mind of her own. You just really can't predict the weather. My first walk, on day 2, it was 98 degrees in the Phoenix, Az area. And walking through the desert is no joke when its that hot. I was able to walk all but the last 2 miles on that day before my feet gave out. You know when you can't do any more.
Why do I Walk? I walk so that there can be a cure found for Breast Cancer. I walk for my mom, who is a double mastectomy survivor of almost 12 yrs. She will have her anniversary on Nov 2nd and its been a blessing to have her in my life at 92 yrs young. I walk for family members who have passed on. I walk for friends who are survivors. I walk for those that I don't know who have both passed on or are still with us today. When I walked in Phoenix, AZ 2007, I had a very short list of people in my life who were touched in some way with breast cancer. The following year, my list had doubled. One of the women that I met and walked a few training walks with was diagnosed in 2009. She is a survivor!!
So please take a moment and visit my event page. Make a donation so I can walk. Every dollar counts!
Let's help save the Ta Ta's!!!
Me at Washington, DC 3-day 2008.