Hi, this marks my first blog (ever) in the journey towards walking the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Philadelphia. With 30 days and just under 5 weeks to go, I have started to get physically & mentally prepared. WHOA...can't believe I am doing this for the 3rd time-am I crazy!! This year I am turning my Patch green in for PINK Oct 5-7 and will start out at the Willow Grove Mall and Finish down at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.
I get asked all the time...what is the 3-Day like? So, I will be blogging my preparation and walk experience so that people can experience it without getting their own blisters and sunburn and hopefully shed some light on a very important cause! Check out the attached flyer to see Why I walk!
The first step--know what you are getting into! All the rumors are true...you actually sleep in a tent (in 3-Day Camp that you put together) each night, shower on a semi-truck (nicer than some hotels I have stayed in) and eat cafeteria style (good food) with thousands of fellow walkers each day. So, I have to pack shower shoes, prepare my mini travel kit and hope that I remember how to put that darn tent together! But, it's not so bad--as I have come back twice to do it again!
They staff and crew is amazing during the walk! You check your bag and tent each day and they have it ready for you at camp every night. Not only do they do that, but they are also preparing all your food, staffing all the pit stops during the day and getting less sleep than new moms. The walk wouldn't happen without them and someday I hope to have the courage to be a member of the CREW!
The second step--fundraising! Each walker must raise $2300 to participate in the walk. If it seems like a big goal-it is! But, that covers all expenses during the walk and I believe 75% of the proceeds go to Breast Cancer research (I have to double check that). I have been able to raise it both times and very close to my goal for this year. Thank you so much to all of you that are reading this and have supported me thus far and go team Walsh 408!
Stay tuned for more updates & pictures and thanks for reading!