Friday, November 5, 2010

2 Weeks Out!

Wow! I've only got 14 days until this amazing event is actually here. I can hardly wait. And at the same time, I definitely need that time to get myself ready. I've come down with a terrible cold which has put my training on hold for right now, but better now than two weeks from now. I also need to pack. Anyone who knows me well, knows I obsess when I'm getting ready for a trip. There's so much more going on than a regular trip for this one that I really need to get that packing list finalized and put things together well in advance.

I did something a little impulsive back on October 25. I signed up to walk again next year! I was sort of waiting until after this year's event to make sure it was something I wanted to attempt again, but here I've gone and done it. It was prompted by the fact that a good friend of mine mentioned to me last night that she is definitely planning to walk with me next year. They have a promotion that if you sign up for the 2011 walk using the promotion code CURE2011, the registration fee is only $55 instead of $90 (a savings of $35) and they guarantee that is the best discount they will offer for the 2011 season. This promotion code is good for anyone who signs up between now and December 6th. So I'm all signed up and you can even join my team for next year if you are so inclined. The temporary URL for my 2011 page is From there, click on "Register to Join Margie's Team" and use the promotion code to join me.

Here's a couple photos of my hat with the ribbon chain on it. There are still two more ribbons to be added before I go --- one of the many things I still need to do before the next two weeks are up. Thank you all so much for going with me on this journey.

Me in the hat 

My son modeling it for an overhead shot
Training: 2.5 miles in 42 minutes on treadmill, total miles: 284.5

Training: 4.0 miles on bike in 26 minutes and
1.5 miles in 27 minutes on treadmill, Total miles: 282.0

Training: 4.1 in 1 hour 27 minutes, Total miles: 280.5

Fundraising: $40.00, Total: $4,472.00
Training: 10.2 miles in 3 hours and 56 minutes, Total miles: 276.4

Training: 30 minutes on the stationary bike

Training: 42 minutes on the stationary bike
3.2 miles on the treadmill in 1 hour, Total miles: 266.2


  1. That is a FABULOUS hat! I love it. What a great idea.

  2. Thanks! I'm pretty fond of it too and loved making all the ribbons for the folks I'm walking for.