WALKING FOR A CAUSE...AND SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's 3 Day Season!

Yep.

If you're walking in San Francisco this year, tomorrow morning--3/28/2010--marks the start of your training season.

Twenty four weeks to get ready.

Plenty of time.

Time lacking, though, is getting a $25 discount on registration. If you want to walk in SF and see Thumper dressed in something totally ridiculous, hop on over to The Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure site and register, and use the code SAVE25 to save twenty five big ones.

Oh, and register to walk with team Rock The Pink. Because we're awesome.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Well...I may have to take my word back...sort of...

OK, last year I said that if I met my goal weight, I would wear head to toe spandex at the following Bay-to-Breakers race. Not only have I not come anywhere near my goal weight, I've gained a few pounds. But, that's really neither here nor there. I'll be at the B2B, and I'll dress like a freak in exchange for a realllly good donation, but it won't be in this:



Oh yeah. Hot pink head to toe--covering everything, including the face--catsuit, courtesy of the sick, sick mind of Ian Murphy, with a little too much help from his better half Char.

Now, here's the thing... I have no shame sometimes. If I thought that I could use this thing to get a chitload of donations, I would vow to wear it at the B2B, or at least the first day of the SGK 3 Day. And that's what the Murfs had in mind. Aside from sticking it to me, that is.

The problem is with the suit design. It covers my face. It covers my feet--which is a problem in terms of blisters. It covers my hands. It's spandex, which means that as I sweat, it's gonna stick to me like toddler-flung snot. But the most important thing...peeing. This would make those potty breaks problematic. And having Diabetes Insipidus, that could be a major issue for me.

Plus, I would overheat in it.

However.

The Murfs don't give up so easily. Because Charlie was afraid that the catsuit would not be delivered in time (since it was coming from freaking CHINA) she sent something else.

Hot pink running tights.

That's still spandex, folks. Combine that with a hot pink t-shirt, black gym shorts, and another cape... let's just say I will feel like I'm standing out like a sore thumb.

SuperThumper.

If I can reach my donation goal by my birthday--that's $2300 by August 26--I will wear my hot pink superhero costume for at least the first day of the San Francisco SGK 3 Day.

If I reach it before my birthday, highest donor gets to decide what color I dye my hair...hot pink? Bleached blonde? I'll do it for a wad o'cash. And you bet there will be photographic proof.

Oh, and there will be prizes again this year. So stay tuned...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Consider this fair warning:

If you're participating in the SGK 3 Day in San Francisco this year and are overheard whining during Day 1, on Day 2, you will be required to take this route back to camp:


Have fun, and you're welcome :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

This Totally Counts As A Training Walk

A mindless day spent walking along the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Meeting new people.

I think we did about 6 miles in total, from the Embarcadero BART station, up to Ghiradelli Square, then after we took a cable car downtown and wandered around there...

SF is becoming my favorite place to walk. I'm even starting to look forward to the hills.


Obviously, Roberta wasn't working hard enough last year if she was able to stop and smile on the fricking hill here. 
 Six months to the 2011 San Francisco 3 Day...I am soooo going to be ready for this...