I have talked to different people, mostly strangers, who are walking the Walk this year and I am thrilled for them and jealous of them. I will talk about the Walk with Anyone! If you have not done a Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk, I urge you to put it on your Bucket List. If anyone asks me about my experience, I ALWAYS say it was the only time I have ever experienced 3 days of only Positive things. It was an unforgettable experience! I did the walk here in Atlanta with a group of truly remarkable women. I can’t believe it was four years ago!
The 3 Day has special meaning for me, personally, as I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. She was a dynamic, Southern woman who we still talk about. In fact, my boys never met “Bigmama” but still quote her and repeat her many expressions!
Maybe walking isn’t your thing. I get that. (Although, I will say my legs looked pretty good during our training for the 60 miles!) I will also say that if you are not an exerciser, don’t let the 60 miles deter you. It is SO doable! It is not a race! You can walk fast or slow or in between. (Unless you are one of my team mates who made it her goal to finish first each day!) The goal is to finish 20 miles each day without getting giant, golf ball sized blisters AND as long as you have spent some time in your walking shoes you will be safe from that.
If a Walk is not your thing, find another a cause that gets you moving. Whatever sport it is I think it is such a motivator to have a cause to get you out the door and moving. It also keeps you accountable so you actually put in work and know you can’t let the Cause down. Whether it is a Team in Training for Leukemia, a Relay for Life for Cancer, a Walk for Autism, a bike ride, swim, you name it, it’s out there. Completing any kind of “athletic fundraiser” is a Win/Win – money for a good cause and exercise for your own personal cause (your health).
Therefore, find a Cause and Support the Cause!
San Diege 2012 . . . I’m there!