Monday, June 30, 2008

Save the TaTas!

Do you know how much gossip can be covered in 91 miles? A HELLUVA LOT. As many of you know, I have a team that’s heading up to Dallas in November to walk in the Susan G Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer walk. It’s 60 miles over 3 days, which requires training. A lot of training. We started our official training schedule 5 weeks ago. So far, so good. We walk 4 days a week and are averaging about 18 miles a week right now, for a total of 91 miles so far. 18 miles a week is going to seem easy once the schedule requires 18 miles in one day. And you can only imagine the amount of gossip that’s covered when walking with 6 other women 4 times a week. At times it’s overwhelming, and to be honest, just plain jaw-dropping.

We set some ground rules for the walk up front. Well, just 2 rules: Leave the tudes at home and bring the gossip with you! And so far, no one has disappointed. I could probably start a local gossip blog and become famous around the streets of G-Town.

I’m not sure how much of the walk I’ll be able to do in November, seeing as I’ll be 8 months pregnant and huge, but for now, I’m continuing to train and raise money. So far, we’ve raised $11,600! We have a few more fundraising ideas up our sleeves for the summer, and then it’s down to business in the fall before we head up for the event.

If any of you know this group, you know that the best way for us to celebrate a good workout is with an adult beverage! There’s nothing better to nurse the blisters and sore muscles with than a cold beer (O’Douls in my case, which is ZERO fun but it does the trick)! If we just burned 400 calories, why not!

1 comment:

Julie said...

I don't claim to be a math expert but a "helluva lot" sounds pretty accurate to me! Maybe I should walk, too. ;)