Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Here is the official recap from the walk as taken from www.the3day.org:
On Saturday morning, we woke up early, ready to hit the trail again for another great day of walking. Saturday’s 21-mile route began with overcast skies and a nice 70 degree temperature, warming up in the late afternoon when the sun came out to join us. The cool, green landscape of the Potomac area was inspiring. Every step of the day’s route was filled with community support from local churches, Girl Scout Troops, and friends and family. After lunch, high-energy Kaxaxe’ Dance Troop got us up to speed to finish off a beautiful afternoon as we headed back to camp for a fun camp show and a good night’s rest.
Sunday’s 15-mile route wound through Bethesda and the neighborhoods of Northwest Washington, D.C. The cheering station at Dupont Circle was a great pink celebration with support from family and friends. We passed by the National Zoo and the White House as we headed onto the grounds of the Washington National Monument for a celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Hello People!! This will be a short post as I am super tired...but Moqui and completed Day 1. A total of 16.5 miles and our legs are killing us, but all for a great cause. We actually kept a great pace and finished the day much earlier than most people. Of the 2.500 walkers I would say we were in the first 150 people. We were already at lunch by 10:30 am!!!
The last few miles were the toughest mentally and physically due to the hills.
Then the big surprise was at camp. It had rained pretty much all day we were soaked to the bone, but I never expected the camp to be such a mess. It was flooded and everything was covered in mud about 2 inches deep. This was a bit of a disaster in the area of the tents and we made an executive decision to find a nearby hotel. I was really excited about my first camping experience, but being a novice camper I was not prepared to rough it and be soaked and freezing at the same time. Moqui and I also weren't prepared with tarps for the tent and floor.
So now we are in the hotel...toasty and cozy and resting for our early wake-up call tomorrow! Sorry. I only have one photo to post...don't have a way to load the photos from my camera to the computer here in the hotel.
More updates tomorrow...now to crash in bed!
I was in Washington while I received this update...gotta love the internet and email. I love being able to see what my little man was up to this week even though I wasn't there. I miss them both so much! Luka, Sammy...Mommy will be there soon!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hey, I was just checking my email and reading an update from my friend Bianca's blog and she posted about the Generous Hearts Party and I thought I would link to the post since I never got around to writing about it. It was a fun night and we (ABIA) raised over $6,000 USD for our charities.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I apologize for my few postings, but these last month has been literally insane. Planning two events on my own has been a challenge. The first event - Breakfast with my BREASTfriends was a success and in a few hours we will have the PINK PARTY. I promise to post photos and details about it all and I also need to catch you up on all the great things our boys are doing, but all in due time. For now I will leave you with the weekly update from Sammy's daycare...I just love them!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I apologize for the short notice, but I just read this in one of the emails from the walk that I had saved to read at a later date...when I wasn't so busy. Apparently we can have friends, family and loved ones send us letters at the walk. How cool is that? Well, if you have time and want to drop me or Moqui (my sister) a line)you will have to write your card/letter by Tuesday, September 13th and drop it in the mail.
I am sure the encouragement and love will do us good. We will need it to finish the 60 miles. As the day gets closer I get more and more nervous. But then I think, if my grandmother can survive breast cancer three times I can walk 20 miles three days in a row.
Here is the address you need to send the letters to:3-Day for the Cure Post Office
Friday, September 02, 2011
I hope you are enjoying these updates/recaps every Friday as much as I am. I get so excited when I see the email in my inbox!