Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why Not Make 'Em Four Deep?

Some of you will remember when about four years ago, I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - 39.3 miles over two days (note to the squeamish; the 2nd link has a nasty picture of my blistered foot - you might not want to cursor all the way down).  I managed to do the entire walk, and it wasn't until a week or so later that I realized I had blisters on blisters on blisters.  No wonder I limped to the finish!

But I healed up quickly, and much like childbirth (ok not at all like childbirth) I've forgotten about the discomfort (did you ever notice how often those in the medical profession use that term?  Just say 'pain' damnit!) and I've decided to give it another go.  But do the same thing again?  Noooooo...that would be too easy - I know I can do that.  I'm bumping it up a notch - by doing the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure.  3 days of walking - 60 miles.  Yep - that should add another layer to the blister pile!  I signed up yesterday, committing myself to raising a minimum of $2,300 in order to participate.  However, my personal fund-raising goal is $5,000. 

So I'm ready to go - I've got a new iPod, some new gear, and my walking partner from the last walk.  Anyone else want to join me?  C'mon - it'll be fun!  Or, if you don't want to raise the funds by walking yourself, will you support me?  Just click on the Donate button in the sidebar.  Thanks so much!

My new training buddy...


beany said...

go get 'em. bring extra moleskin.

Anonymous said...

For my bestest friend evar,

I made 2 separate donations - one for my grandmother Alicia, and one for my aunt Maria. They're both doing well, although my aunt might be going a little nuts in Nowheresville, Illinois while she cares for my grandmother. Anyway, I'm passing this along to the rest of my family so that if they do donate, it can help you AND breast cancer funding. :)


Elle said...

Go to your local bike store and purchase some bicycle socks. They are two layers, so the outside one rubs against the inside one, rather than your foot. Just make sure you break them in before the walk, because they can be a bit slippery when new.

AlisonH said...

Go Rachel Go!

~Donna~ said...

You go girl! The 3-day walk will defintely touch you in many ways - besides blisters.

I'll spread the word for ya - you know you got my support.

Will you be doing Booby Tuesdays on your blog now? :)