Welcome to my 3-Day for the Cure blog where I discuss my experience training, fundraising and walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. I'll be walking in my third 3-Day, this year in San Diego with my teammate Julie, who I met back in 2009 on the walk. I love sharing stories, challenges, frustrations and successes here and really enjoy hearing back from all of you.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
This weekend we did another big hike up at Yosemite. With the warmer weather much of the snow had melted in the lower elevations so we were able to cover ground fairly quickly - perhaps too quickly. Charging up the hill, with that "get it done" 3-Day mentality that you have by your third day of walking, quickly proved too fast a pace for an elevation gain of 1,000+ feet! Regardless, after a quick break for a photo of me sporting my Susan G. Komen gear, we learned to pace ourselves and made it to the snow covered portion of our trail. Finally got to use our shoe spike things (what are these called? I'm told they are not the same thing as cramp-ons.) And we got to follow fellow hikers straight up a snowy mountain when the trail was no longer visible. Quite the adventure! And a great training day for the 3-Day and for our goal of hiking Half Dome later this year.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
One of the greatest things about the 3-Day in San Diego are the wonderful supporters. And, after a day of walking in the pouring rain in soaking wet shoes, I think we all enjoyed a little pre-pit stop wine, handed out by individuals along the route. It was the perfect birthday toast to celebrate my 29th!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
We recently took our second trip up to Yosemite for the day and decided to do some hiking in the snow. I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but hiking in the snow can be quite the workout! Our hiking boots didn't offer enough traction on the icy hills so we often found ourselves sliding downhill while trying to climb up. A couple more trips like this and I know I'll have absolutely no trouble with any of the hills that the 3-Day throws at us this year. :-)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Jackson sporting a fashionable Susan G. Komen bandana in support of the 3-Day.
P.S. After a couple wordless weeks full of moving to a new city, I am finally back to blogging!