Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday walk

Joan and I walk together most Sunday mornings.
She's an amazing woman ... and tough to keep up with!
Don't you love self-portraits? They're so flattering!
(I do, however, love the new pink-ribbon Yankee cap Mike gave me for my birthday!)

After I dropped Joan off ... I was walking along when I heard "Hi Roberta!"
I said "Get out of the car and walk with me ..." and she did.
Here I am with my friend Debbie.
Another attractive self-portrait! Har!

Debbie and I walked past "Foot Spa" on Main Street ... and decided "what the heck." An hour later we were enjoying "Shun Zi foot care*"

Hey ... you never know what will happen when you walk with RH!

"in accordance with the principle of the Chinese holism, stimulus of foot will improve the circulation of the vital energy and blood in the whole body by the main and collateral channels making life healthier, body-mind relaxed, and refreshed!"

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Just another place in Sands Point where I am not a member!
I took this for you Rocky. There are several golf courses (clubs) in my town ... shame I don't play. This was taken about 3 miles into my 10 mile walk this morning!
I'm so close to meeting my fundraising goal. I'm really excited!
Walked in a tank top today! Woo hoo! Summer!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Thank you for your birthday greetings!!!
I am almost there!
Reached $1803 today thanks to some generous teachers!
$497 more 'til my goal!

Thank you to all my donors!
You're the greatest!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A New Route Has Been Added

My walk has taken a new turn.
For the past two days I've taken a route through the "East Egg" ... where people name their estates. It's a pleasant diversion for me ... since my manse is way too small to name!
I passed the Half Moon Wetland Conservatory. Members only.

It is so beautiful in Sands Point. I'm not sure my phone camera does it justice!
My walk was shorter today as I'm meeting my friend Phyllis (a survivor!) and we're celebrating our birthdays in the City. We have tickets to West Side Story.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I took my size 8s on a 10+ mile walk today!
I felt great ... and had fun.
Along the way, I met my friend Terry ... who is an awesome photographer.
She took this lovely photo with my cell phone.

Please note the handsome Skeezy swag. (It's not krap.)
I would probably look much prettier in rhinestone encrusted pink sunglasses ... maybe another time.
I also met up with Judy who expressed an interest in actually doing the walk.
Judy ... if you're reading this ... please join me!
I'm on my way!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

On my way to the next $1000!


Monday, June 8, 2009


I have mentioned my love of Petroleum Jelly before ...
Well ... I popped open a new jar this weekend.
What fun to dig in and slather it over my feet.

The Walking Site, however, has other thoughts regarding blisters:

When you increase your mileage all other efforts may fail. It is time for real preventative. There are a variety of lubricants on the market. They are readily available at most running stores. Many people use petroleum jelly because it is inexpensive and easy to find. I don't really like the consistency, and find it doesn't stay on as well as many of the sports/running products. The Runners Lube that I use comes in a stick, goes on smoothly, stays on well, and a stick last forever. It is well worth the $$.
I love the consistency ... and it does stay on pretty well.
Petroleum jelly does the trick.
No blisters yet!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Harborfest ... and my progress chart.

It's a beautiful day in Port ...
a perfect day for Harborfest!
Main Street is lined with tents and tables and people selling their wares.
The harbor is alive with music ... and food ... and activities for the kids.
I took this picture of the town dock at about 8:00 am when everyone was getting ready.
I should have set up a little tent for the 3-day.

Here's my progress chart.
As of today ... I have raised $995 for breast cancer ...
(want to keep you abreast of my progress!)
It's actually more ... but a certain someone hasn't followed through on his Mother's Day gift to me.
It will happen!

Friday, June 5, 2009

17 weeks? It's getting close!

Countdown: 17 Weeks-My Training Schedule for This Week:
Tuesday-3 miles-Easy walking
Wednesday-15 minutes-Moderate cross-training
Thursday-5 miles-Moderate walking
Friday-30 minutes-Easy cross-training
Saturday-4 miles-Easy walking
Sunday-3 miles-Easy walking

Training Tip of the Week: Walking Technique
I know what you’re thinking. How hard can this be? Everyone knows how to walk. But, when you are walking 60 miles, technique can be the key to preventing injury and increasing your walking speed.
Four common walking errors:
Staring at the ground: Keeping your head down and shoulders slouched can lead to tightness and fatigue in the upper back, neck and shoulders. Focus your gaze off at the horizon and not down at your feet or the ground just in front of you. This will tend to pull your whole body more upright. Pull your shoulders back and chest forward.
Taking an extra long stride: This can lead to sore shins, tightness in the back of the thighs (hamstrings) and a jarring thud with every step. Try rolling, not bouncing, from one stride to the next. Try to put your foot down as fast as you can. Don’t reach for the longest possible stride. Feel you body glide along the ground and try not to let your heels slam into the ground on each step.
Chicken wings: Elbows flailing out to the sides with each arm swing can cause neck, shoulder and upper back pain. Feel your thumb rub the waistband of your pants as your hand swings back and then stop it there. Don’t let it swing any further back. Imagine trying to elbow the walker directly behind you. Don’t let your hips have an exaggerated side-to-side sway.
Hyperextending your back: Excessive arch in the low back can cause tightness in the lower back and upper gluteal (buttock) muscles. Keep your rear end tucked underneath you by gently pulling your navel into your spine and flattening your stomach.
ok ... I'm pretty good with all this ... but I have to say "Keep your rear end tucked underneath you by gently pulling your navel into your spine ..."
I'm just a tad unsure of this!
Auntie Bea ... are you reading this?
NOTE: The Breast Cancer 3-Day provides healthcare and training information for educational purposes only. This information should not be used as a substitute for the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

For more information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund, visit, call 800.996.3DAY or email

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Laughing man

I love this "laughing man" who I see on my walk.
Whatever he's drinking ... it's making him very happy!
This picture was taken Memorial Day.
Have crummy cell phone ... will take pictures.

June 3-day news included this message for those of you who might consider being part of the crew"

Crew Members Needed The San Francisco Breast Cancer 3-Day is in need of crew members, and particularly Health Services Crew. Joining the Breast Cancer 3-Day Crew is a four-day commitment (three days on event and a half-day of training) and the cost is $90 to register. We still need some crew members to perform various tasks and duties on-event. In addition, we also need folks to fill our Health Services Crew Team. The Breast Cancer 3-Day Health Services Crew is our largest crew team, comprised of nearly one hundred medical professionals. RNs, MDs, EMTs, physical therapists, chiropractors and athletic trainers keep the walkers and crew members healthy, hydrated and happy during the Breast Cancer 3-Day. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Crew have them call 800.996.3DAY to register or visit our website.

So ... Whaddya think?