Solo this year

I'm three-peating this year and walking in Michigan.

Be sure to click on the walk summaries to read about Chicago & San Fran.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

2 Miles pffffttt!

I was feeling antsy today so I went for a training walk, 2 miles later my face was frostbit but I felt wonderful! Walking 60 miles in 3 days takes a lot of training. Lots. Especially if you hope to make the 3 days without blisters. (which I did last year, yay!) And that training has to start somewhere, so I did 2 miles today. Some of you may wonder why? Why start with short walks? Cause I said so! (Ooops sorry. I have a teenage daughter so any why question automatically gets that answer. LOL) Why? Starting out with the short walks is good to help build up your feet against blisters and your muscles for the endurance of 60 miles in 3 days. It also helps to build your knowledge of how much water, food and potty breaks you may need per mile. So let's play a guessing game... How many training miles did Wendy walk last year? Any guess? 265 miles. Yep 265 miles! Add on the 6o miles from the 3 Day and I walked 325 miles last year for breast cancer research. I've added a box over there to the right --------------------------> for Darcy and I to keep track of our training miles for 2010. Any guesses as to how many we'll log this year? My guess will be a lot more. Why? (cause I said so! sorry) Well, mainly because this year's walk for me is later in the year. Instead of walking in August we'll be walking in October. That's two more months of training walks for me to do. This is a big commitment, huge really. It takes a lot of time to train to walk for 6o miles in 3 days. Because of our big commitment we're asking you to please donate to our cause; breast cancer research. Show us support as we walk, wear our pink and talk to everyone we can about what we are doing.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2009 Chicago Walk

Opening ceremony was wonderful, and dry!

The route was beautiful, we walked through the Botanical Gardens and then along the north shore and big beautiful homes. The rain did come, right before lunch and it didn't stop the rest of the day. Just would get lighter at times. Great pic of me, eh? *snort* Not only did I feel like a wet rat, I looked like one too. Saturday started out with rain, but stopped. Yay!!!!! In Mount Prospect we were deputized by the pink police and yes even saw pink firemen. What a wonderful bunch of men! The neighborhoods we walked through Saturday were extremely supportive and kept us going for the day. This is a pic of the Pair Tree. Look! It's Frodis and her beautiful children here to cheer us on! It was nice to relax with them and eat frozen grapes. I even got to hold Jeff, he is too cute. *babysmooches* Saturday night was nice and dry so I took some pics around camp. The sea of pink tents and our dining tent. Sunday started out warm and only went up from there, heatwise. I was already wishing for an ice bucket to dunk my bandana in at 8 in the morning. Here I am walking in from the lakeshore towards the Chicago skyline. Kimmer was told to rest her one really bad foot, so she met up with me at lunchtime.

There's Kimmer! She joined me at lunch and we continued to walk towards the city skyline. I wanted so badly to jump in the water. I had to stop in the shade a few times Sunday, the heat was really getting to me. But we did finally make it to Soldiers Field!!!
And Closing Ceremony! We saluted those that walked that were also Survivors with our shoes (and nobody even noticed the smell LOL). The flags were returned to the Survivor Circle and the ceremonies were done.
The 3 Day was an amazing amazing experience, one I will never forget. Thank you to everyone for your love and support.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010