Last weekend I completed the 3-Day Breast Cancer 60-mile walk. The first day I made it to the 16.2 mile mark where I felt a little woozy (it was very hot up in Denver ) and I was medically evac'd for the rest of the day. I completed the walk on days two and three. My feet look like raw hamburger meat and I'm still limping a little. I have to say that the logistics of the whole operation was run with military precision. The crew (all volunteers) hailed from all over the country. There is actually a 3-Day cult-like group who volunteer together at 3-Day walks across the country! The crew fed all of us walkers, marked the trails, kept us safe along the route, and took care of our medical needs. I received better medical treatment during the 3-Day walk than I've ever had anywhere! At one point, there were 6 nurses standing around me evaluating my condition when I was feeling faint. The opening and closing ceremonies were heart-warming and tear-jerking at the same time. I talked with many walkers along the way, so many of them walking for very different reasons. There was the pregnant gal who was walking as a way to repay the grant she received for medical treatment when she had no insurance. There was the Air Force gal who was walking from her mother (from Virginia ) in honor of their grandmother/mother. We all camped together in pink, yes PINK, tents. It was truly a wonderful experience. I'm still collecting donations. You can go to my http://www.MyPuebloWest.com website and click on the pink icon. Thanks so much to all of the people who made such generous contributions to my goal!
For those of you who want to do something similar but really aren't up for 60 miles, the Susan G. Komen Colorado Springs Race for the Cure occurs on Sunday, September 13 in the Garden of the Gods. This is only a "short" 3-mile walk without the huge fund raising commitment. What better place to go for a walk then in the Garden of the Gods! Go here for more info: http://www.komencs.org/.
Have a Happy Labor Day. Don't forget, this will be the last weekend for the Colorado State Fair.