It’s over 6 weeks since I walked 60 miles in 3 days and I still can’t quite believe I did it. I am so proud of what we achieved in the Twin Cities and know that the experience has changed me.
It was so inspiring walking with others, both survivors and those touched by breast cancer as well as those of us who walk because we must.
The whole trip was brilliant and it was amazing to catch up with my friends Kym and Joanne again, having not seen them in person for 5 years. The people in our team were brilliant, friends for life I know. I feel honoured to have spent my time with them – the laughter, the tears, the dancing, the 60 mile buffet and the brilliant medical volunteers and crew who got us all round in one piece.
At times I didn’t think I would finish (the end of day two where we walked nearly 25 miles was a particularly tough one……) but these brilliant women kept me going and I hope in some way I helped them
So now what? I am quite envious of the ladies taking part in and supporting the Philadelphia 3 day in a few weeks, and continuing to support and cheer for the amazing Carol Zimmer who is walking all 7 cities this year – yep 420 miles! She’s on target to raise $16,100 so if you fancy helping her via this link I know she will be tickled pink! I wish I was going to be in Philly to either walk or crew and today found myself hovering over the Register button for next years walk in San Diego in November……..
But for now I need to get back to the gym, I’ve been back boxing but then went on the best holiday ever for just over two weeks to Nashville, Kansas City and LA so haven’t been to the gym or worked out much at all. Funnily my weight hasn’t changed, I put on a few lbs on holiday but those have dropped off again this week so despite not exercising for 6 weeks really I haven’t gone backwards…..just goes to show I clearly wasn’t working hard enough. So back on it tomorrow, back to the gym, back to the weights and in training for a 5k and a 10k run…….might have left that a bit late but I’m up for the challenge.
I’ll never forget my first three day and want to thank you for your support – not just for the sponsorship but also for the amazing camp mail I received (more tears), the support on line and in person and the ongoing amazing unwavering love and support from Fitzpatrick. Phew.