Tuesday, October 5, 2010

7 Weeks Out

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of getting to hear Nancy Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen, speak at a book signing event, promoting her new book, Promise Me.  She is an inspiring woman and a wonderful speaker.  I had her sign my copy of the book to both myself and my daughter.

I was once again reminded why I am doing this walk.  A few days ago, I got a rather large donation to honor a woman who recently lost her battle with breast cancer.  She left a husband and three small children behind (not to mention the countless extended family and friends she undoubtedly had).  I don't know this family personally, but I weep openly when I think of what they have endured.  This was not her first fight with breast cancer.  It was her third.  The emotions this situation stirred up for me have reinvigorated my sense of why I am doing this.

I did a longer walk on Sunday, and my foot started acting up again, but it was fine today when I did a shorter walk.  I will walk as much as I can on the event.  I can hardly believe that there are only 7 weeks to go!

Training: 3 miles in 1 hour on treadmill
Total miles to date: 263.1

Training 6.4 miles in 2 hours 27 minutes
Total miles to date: 260.1

Fundraising: $407 Total: $4,407.00

Training 5.4 miles on treadmill in 1 hour 37 minutes
Total miles to date: 253.7

Training 4.2 miles on treadmill in 1 hour 20 minutes
Total miles to date: 248.3

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