Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Things I Learned at the 3-Day

  • The 2 most common words are: Thank you.
  • The 4 most common words are: Thank you for walking.
  • Kindness is everywhere.
  • You will be brought to tears for a bag of ice or a quick icy dunk of your bandana.
  • If you feel it is too hot outside, just go into a port-a-potty for a few minutes. When you come out it will seem as though the world is air conditioned.
  • Blisters are common and will heal fast enough.
  • The last mile of the day feels like 5.
  • Negativity has no place here. You worked hard training and fundraising. Why spend your walk whining? Besides, whining causes blisters.
  • After walking 16 miles with someone you just met, you can call them a true friend.
  • I will never forget when my daughter ran towards me and into my arms.
  • A wonderful sight is seeing all different people walking. Short, tall, old, young, etc. Everyone walks. Because we walk for those who cant.
  • Everyone deserves a lifetime.
  • Yes, I will do this again.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Excuses and Updates

Hello my lovely and neglected readers. I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately. It's been a crazy summer. I'm sure many, if not all of you are also busy. I know it's not much of an excuse since you've managed to keep me updated with the goings on in your life. So, we'll leave it at, I just haven't been inspired to post.

But life, in spite of me not posting, has been moving on. LOL.

I've been training like mad for my walk. Plus, making sure I have all my gear. And you may think that making sure you have clothes, shoes, blister kit, socks, sun block, etc isn't that big of a deal. And you would be right. Except for the fact, that I have to walk 20 miles in them. And the last place you want to deal with:

* a shirt that has a rubbed your underarm raw
* sunblock that has caused an allergic reaction
* having to go to the bathroom from something you ate or drank
* any other random thing that can go wrong

is when you're at mile 8 and have a long way to go. So, it's been a form of self discovery for the last few months.

Plus, the other odds and ends you have to organize just to get away for a few days.

I'm hoping that I'll be up to posting more soon. But I thank you all for sticking around. Enjoy your weekend!!!