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.
So school is finally out! (ok, ok yeah I still have my finals this week) But most of the important stuff has already happened for the end of my school year (ex. Prom, Birthday,etc. lol) In all seriousness though the start of summer means more time for walking and training, my mom has already promised to wake me up @ 5 am every morning for a nice 6 mile walk (for the record I suggested 9 or 10 am…) I’m also planning on participating in a 3 week rock climbing trip through the Rocky Mountains which includes walking 14 miles a day with 60 pounds on my back, hmmm mom’s little 5 am workout sounds much nicer now… Anyway this summer I hope to keep in shape and keep preparing for our walk which seems to be getting a LOT closer than I thought it would, eekk only October!
p.s. I’ll let everyone have an update on our first early morning walk, I have the feeling it includes a VERY large cup of coffee.
p.s.s. Not sure if you’re interested in this, (kinda random) but here’s a pic of my boyfriend and me at prom
Sometimes it is good to take a moment and remember what the walking is all about. On a beautiful spring day it is easy to get out and walk and enjoy the sun, the fresh breeze and whiffs of roses and pink-blooming peonies. It is easy to feel strong and alive and stride along letting the miles roll by just enjoying life. But it is important to stop and remember that there are so many people who can’t do that anymore. So many women, and men, who lost their fight against breast cancer and they are no longer walking in the warm sun.
So, today, I want to stop and take a moment with you to remember. I know most everyone has someone they miss, they mourn. And so many of us know many people who have fought breast cancer and won as well. Ellie and I are walking for all of these people and we are walking so many more in the future will never have to know the fear, the pain and the loss. Please watch this video and join us as we remember…