Sunday, October 2, 2011

26.2+ miles!

 I "walked" a marathon with my friend Francy!

This was her first, my second. She is calling this her first annual birthday walk.

We started at 5:30, with coffee cups in hand, a back pack full of snacks and water, a flash light and some pepper spray.

It's still dark. I'm talking black dark.

We started seeing light between 6 and 6:30.

Just before 8 we met up with the rest of our team. We both belong to the "Powered by Optimism" team. This is a group of about 30 some people who have sign on to do the 3 Day Walk for the Cure. This is the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer event being held in November in San Diego. As soon as they saw us they started singing "Happy Birthday to Francy".

It was a sight. We usually wear a team shirt, but this time they were totally "pinked out". Pink is the Breast Cancer color. Today they had on pink tutus, pink feathers, hats, scarves and a few carried signs. Needless to say we did attracted a lot of attention. 

The girl on the bench has been chosen for the 2012, 3 Day Walk Commercial. 

The best was when people came up to us and said they were cancer survivors and how much they appreciated what we were doing.

The big group was doing 14 miles and were having lunch.

Francy and I had already done 9 miles when we met up with them so we still needed 3 miles to make it official. We jumped ahead at about the 13.5 mark and continued on. We got back to the restaurant and another round of Happy Birthday.

Francy and I walk about the same speed, a little fast.
Because we were going for the "big" walk we did slow down a bit. 

We were on this bike path for a little over 8 miles.

It was alot of fun.  The last 3 miles were the hardest and I do have blisters today.  But, you know what, I'd do it again!