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