Thursday, December 17, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
After walking through some beautiful neighborhoods (Seacliff) and past the Zoo ... eventually we made it to the Great Highway ... along the coast and through Ocean Beach.
It was here that I met MY loyal supporters!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Gate Bridge. It was kind of hard to walk on and pull our gear on the grass there ... wonder what kind of grass it was!
The directions were clear as to where we had to go.
Beth was able to finagle a tent just for me ... and one just for her ... so I didn't have to worry about bothering her with my snoring. (I snore? Really?!) I am also eternally grateful to Beth and the boys for helping me pitch my tent!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Frankly, this was the best of all the cheering stations ... complete with flat cats and one living breathing rock star ... SKEEZIX THE CAT!!
If there was a prize for the best cheering station ... this would win the pink ribbon!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I especially liked this one ... "Hookers for Hooters."
The ladies on board were loud and hilarious. I always looked forward to this van passing by.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Along the way we picked up two more Jersey "Girls" ... and we all met my cheerleaders!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Here's to the owner of Evergreen who waves every time I pass his place ...
And here's to Susie and Gail and Mark who walked by my side ... to the rear ... in front of me.
Here's to the woman wearing the Avon shirt and will walk the 2-day this year in New York.
Here's to the two women who called out "Hey 3-day" and gave a thumbs up!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday--5 miles--Easy walking
Wednesday--30 min--Moderate cross-training
Friday--18.5 miles--Day One
Sunday--15 miles--Day Three
Training Tip of the Week: Inner Strength (Visual Imagery)
Congratulations! You are only one week away from your Breast Cancer 3-Day. Remember to go through your packing checklist early to make sure that you have enough socks, sunscreen, blister care supplies and personal prescription medications. Do not buy a new pair of shoes at this point. Bring 2 pairs that you have already trained in. Remember to take off your toerings and refrain from getting a pedicure.
It has taken a lot of time, energy and determination to reach this point of the Breast Cancer 3-Day and you should feel proud of yourself. It also is natural to feel a little nervous. Visualization is a tool used by many world-class athletes to prepare for an athletic event. Repeating the images and sensations of a successful Breast Cancer 3-Day will train your subconscious mind to accept them as the truth, banishing any underlying negativity.
Each day this week, imagine yourself at the finish line of The 3-Day, smiling and feeling strong. Feel the breeze on your face as you walk and hear the crowds cheering you on. Feel your feet moving along the sidewalk, light and energized. Think about the clothes you are wearing and how they feel against your skin. Imagine the joy and pride course through you as you walk into camp with hundreds of newfound friends.
See the rows of breast cancer survivors in a sea of pink, thanking you and congratulating you. Imagine every little detail in your mind exactly as you want the experience to be. This is visualization and the more times that you return to this powerful image, the more likely it is to become reality.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
With just two weeks to go ... my personal trainer is winding down.
Countdown: 2 Weeks
Tuesday--4 miles--Easy walking
Wednesday--45 minutes--Moderate cross-training
Thursday--5 miles--Moderate walking
Friday--45 minutes--Easy cross-training
Saturday--10 miles--Easy walking
Sunday--8 miles--Easy walking
I knew that going back to work after a summer off would interfere with my training ... I leave the house early and return home late so it has been tough to keep up. The weekends have been mine, though, and I've kept to the schedule.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Getting excited for the SF 3Day? I just finished walking in Seattle and as a first time walker I must say - what an experience! I wish you all the best on your upcoming journey. I've enjoyed reading your blog and the pictures you post are beautiful. You live in a lovely area. Have fun in San Fran!!!
For your information ... Cathy raised well over $5000!
I'm closing in on $4000 myself. I'm so proud of that accomplishment ... and it's due mostly to my CCL friends! "Catzowey!"
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
The Youth Corps is a full crew team, just like every other team on the 3-Day, only harder to get onto. Besides being between the ages of 10 and 16 and having a personal connection to Breast Cancer, you have to fill out an application, write five essays, go through an interview process and raise a minimum of $500, although for the last few years the average has been around $1000 per team member. On the 2009 Boston 3-Day the 20 Youth Corps members raised over $25,000. The Youth Corps arrives on Day One at 4:00 a.m., sleeps at camp both nights, and attends the Crew Training day, just like every other crew team.
The Youth Corps was created by David Bechhofer in memory of his wife Suzanne and to allow young adults a chance to contribute to and enhance this amazing event. In 2004 with a pilot team of ten young adults and two adult leaders the first Youth Corps crew team rocked the Boston 3-Day. The team has grown since 2004 and now has twenty youths and five adult leaders in its sixth year. Throughout the past six years the Youth Corps has impressed everyone at the Boston event including many of the staff. That is one reason why we are trying to expand the Youth Corps to cities other than Boston so that young adults will have a chance to participate in the fight against Breast Cancer.
Amazing ... yes?
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
While I was waiting for my car to be serviced this afternoon, Nancy Goodman Brinker was at the White House receiving the nation's highest civilian honor from the President of the United States. I watched CNN as she and 15 other "agents of change," received the 2009 Presidential Medal of Honor. President Obama said:
"Before her sister died, Nancy Goodman Brinker promised her that she would do everything she could to make sure another family wouldn't go through that pain. The next morning she woke up thinking, 'How can I keep that promise? I'm only one person.' Well, every day of Nancy's life since then has been an example of what 'only one person' can do."
I watched with pride as she received her medal ... proud of Nancy Brinker ... and proud that, because you have decided to support me on this walk, thousands of dollars in my name will benefit Susan G. Komen for the cure.
To learn more about Nancy Goodman Brinker click here!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tuesday-5 miles-Easy walking
Wednesday-45 minutes-Moderate cross-training
Thursday-6 miles-Moderate walking
Friday-45 minutes-Easy cross-training
Saturday-8 miles-Easy walking
Sunday-6 miles-Easy walking
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tuesday-4 miles-Easy walking
Wednesday-30 minutes-Moderate cross-training
Thursday-5 miles-Moderate walking
Friday-45 minutes-Easy cross-training
Saturday-15 miles-Easy walking
Sunday-11 miles-Easy walking
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I am sharing this little travelogue with you from 3-day. You can get a feel for the mileage and the way the walk works:
July 24-26, 2009
It all began on a rainy Friday morning at Farm Pond, where participants braved the wet and the mud and faced the first day with excitement and smiles. The 19.7-mile route featured many memorable highlights, including some incredible support at Bertucci's in Wellesley. After a long, wet day of walking, we settled in to camp.
Saturday's 22-mile day also featured some great support along the route, including the Granite Angels at the top of Belmont Hill, the cheer-leaders at Arlington High School and numerous cheering stations at Horn Pond, Heritage Farm and the YMCA in Woburn. We were cheered on by the Minute Men in Lexington, the Pink Posse and the Fallen Angels. Thanks also to the Candy Castle in Lexington and Shaw's Supermarket.
Sunday's 15.3-mile route wound through Cambridge, including a picturesque walk through Harvard Square. Along the way, we enjoyed free donuts at Sofra and support at the Mt. Auburn Star Market. On the way into Boston, we walked through Boston Common and the public garden, through Downtown Crossing and along the waterfront and past JFK Library. It all ended with a celebratory Closing Ceremony at the University of Massachusetts.
Congratulations Boston Walkers ... "One of the great things about the Breast Cancer 3-Day is the spirit of kindness that we create for three days while on the event. It's like living in a bubble - the world the way we wish it would be. It's a world where every walker, from the first to the last, gets a cheer as she or he enters camp. Where a stranger may help you set up your tent, or carry your bag. Where a long line to wait in just becomes another opportunity to make a great new friend." I will always remember the kindness I've experienced in the past walks and I look forward to my walk in October when I will once again share the spirit of kindness with my fellow walkers.
Training Schedule for This Week:
Tuesday 4 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 30 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 45 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 14 miles Easy walking
Sunday 10 miles Easy walking