Sunday, August 21, 2011
Opening ceremonies were wonderful! They were held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. This year I was walking solo but not really alone. Thursday night before the walk I met up with 14 Boobs and a Nutcase for dinner and stayed with them in a local hotel. Yay for new 3 Day friends!!! Also some of the Coconut Strutters were walking MI, so I knew I would have other friendly faces along the route.
The Opening Ceremonies are always emotional, this year was no different.
And then we were off! Not far outside the ceremony I ran into Vanessa, Team Captain for the Coconut Strutters. She was stalking us this weekend, as she’s walking Atlanta in a few weeks.
Oh yes and before I forget, yes I forgot my suspenders on Day 1. I swear my memory is going in my old age!
Look who had lunch at the Royal Wedding! I even got a nice ring just like Kate’s. LOL
Ponies in the front yard? Only on the 3 Day.
Day 1 was done and I had my first 3 Day blister ever!!! I had no idea what to do for it, but Medical was awesome and helped me out. Not sure why I got a blister, blaming my age again.
Day 2, the route opened at 6:40 and I started out again. I decided to carry a flag for awhile. I also remembered my suspenders today!
Lunch Day 2, the cool grass feels soooo good on my hot feet.
Day 2 is over, 40 miles in! And what the heck?!?!? I have more blisters. I am getting old.
Saturday night’s entertainment was a dance party, the Youth Corp got us all up on our feet. They also introduced themselves and said why they wanted to be there. Can you say tissues? *sniff*
Day three and family was coming to see me at a Cheering Station and at Closing Ceremonies. Here I'm awfully happy to see them at the first Cheering Station of the Day, and get a pic with my daughter.
Day 3 and 60 miles closer to a cure! There are more pictures, I promise… I’m waiting for them to be emailed to me. It rained off and on all day Sunday so I had a poncho on and didn’t take my camera out. But Ayla and family were out on route Sunday at a cheering station and they did take pictures.
Another walk in the books and my first one with blisters. Can I also whine about my left foot being sore and going numb? I am getting old!!!
Thank you to all those that donated and supported me along the way. The 3 Day experience is one that I love and love being a part of. I hope to continue on and that one day we will find a cure. Because Everyone Deserves a Lifetime.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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