With seven weeks to go before the walk, a big focus in my life is training. With Ellie back from her three weeks in Wyoming backpacking and rock-climbing, our team is intact and we’re working on getting in shape. Walking twenty miles, as I have often opined, requires a lot of time. I walk at a steady pace of about two and a half miles per hour. I guess I should be walking faster, but that is where it averages out. Do the math and it is clear that walking twenty miles takes a lot of time.
9:00 a.m. actually meant a departure from the Frost residence at 7:15. Now, this is an hour on a Sunday that certain young ladies I know don’t see very often. Staying up all hours
In 2004 I did the 3-Day in New York. I decided to do the walk on the spur of the moment. I heard an ad on the radio and I just knew I wanted to be part of it. I wanted to do something which mattered. I heard the ad, ran inside and signed up. Afterward, I started to think about why it was important that I do this. I wanted to honor someone in my life who died of breast cancer and who had not been properly honored by me for the role she played in my life.
We have joined the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk to fight breast cancer. We are Jenny and Ellie, mother and daughter. We will walk sixty miles over the course of three days in DC this coming October. But before that we will be on a journey training together and fund-raising. We hope you will join us on our actual and virtual journey.