I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3-day 60-mile walk

Hello fellow bloggers/readers.  I just wanted to put a word out about the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3-day event. You can find out more about the event at http://www.the3day.org/ . Its a 60 mile walk to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer research. It's an event that I have taken part in 2 times over the past four years and one in which I hope to do until I can't walk those 60 miles. For the past 2 yrs, I have only been able to participate in the local city event, because I've been unemployed. I had always stated that once I was fully employed, that I would keep my word and return to this event.

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.


  1. What a great thing you're doing for a great cause!!! I walked in one of the marathons here several years ago, and the next day I couldn't move! LOL!!!

    I admire you so for what your doing!

  2. Thanks for being willing to walk and do this... I am now a survivor too... Dxed in Nov 2009, just finished my last reconstructive surgery in March 2011... I am trying to go strong and some days are easier than others. I was truly blessed with an early detection. I just wanted to thank you.

  3. Yes, like B-Jo, I am thankful for you walking and blogging about this. I am a double mastectomy breast cancer survivor going through reconstruction now. I was blessed not to have to go through chemo or radiation - just taking an estrogen-blocking pill for the next 5 years. Again, thank you so much for your support!


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