Friday, February 18, 2011

Here We Go, Here We Go, Here We Go Again...

All right. No more procrastination. DKM formed a team, so I registered for the 2011 walk in San Francisco.

I think I'll approach this will less uncertainty than I did last year; I know I can do it, and I know what I need to do to train--I just need to make sure I do it all.

This year the Spouse Thingy will be other there, too. Not as a walker--because he honestly does not have the time he would need to devote to training--but as a volunteer. He may be more valuable as a nurse than he would be as a walker. Because face it, when you're out there walking a whole buncha miles, things tend to happen: rad blisters, dehydration, falls and spills and broken bones... Medical-type people are very much needed.

Hell, so are ALL the volunteer crew members. Face it--the walkers wouldn't be able to stay the course without them. They feed us, make sure we stay on the right course, keep order, entertain the walkers, and cheer every step of the way.

So if you've had the itch to join in but don't want to can't walk, think about volunteering. It's a lot of work, but it's also a ton of fun.

Oh yeah, and most important right now...DONATE. To me. Because I'm that special :)

Oh, and to sweeten it... if I get $5000 in donations, I will totally wear hot pink spandex* on at least the first day of the walk AND I will dye my hair. Whatever color y'all want.

*presuming I can find it. If not, another color...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Um, yeah..I AM Training...

Really. I am still walking. Mostly. Sort of.

I've had back and shoulder issues, no secret there, and many of the walks I'd like to have taken I didn't because, hell, who wants to go for a walk when it feels like someone has taken a hot poker and jammed it into their lower back?

Granted, my back is much better, but I still have days... and now that my back isn't in absolute agony, I notice how much the shoulder hurts, which is no fun after mile 2.

But, I do get out there when I can. Saturday we had beautiful weather, so I took two walks, 3 miles each, and the pace was pretty good. I even resisted the urge to stop for frozen yogurt.

Or maybe that was Sunday? :::Shrugs::: Damned if I know.

And no, I haven't registered yet. I'm not worried about missing out on the $25 discount for early registration; I'm not sure what I'm waiting on. Divine inspiration, maybe.

Someone to form a team, maybe...

I am trying to talk a couple people into making the trip to SF, but I don't think they're gonna. BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE ME.