WALKING FOR A CAUSE...AND SOMETIMES JUST BECAUSE

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ya probably already know...

...that on the weekend of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in SF, I was curled up in bed in a tight little ball, wishing for some pretty awful abdominal pain to go away. I don't think I've ever been quite as sick, and there was no way that I could have made it even halfway to SF to even think about participating.

After last year's SF 3 Day, this just adds another layer of bummed out on my overall Walk history; never mind the crushing disappointment of not getting to go play with DKM in the city, I raised a couple thousand bucks and didn't walk.

But.

I have that in front of me as a goal; I may not walk the miles as part of the Avon Walk, but when I'm recovered enough, I promise, I will walk those miles. I will take a couple of days, go into SF, and I will spend them walking the 40 miles I fully intended to on July 7th and 8th.

It might not be until mis to late November--I honestly don't know what kind of recovery frame I'm looking at here, but I fully expect to be 100% by then, after the Komen 3 Day (crewing, not walking), after a colonoscopy (this is what I fear will trip me up) and after going on a family vacation (with my guys...this is long planned, part business, and they come first)--but I swear, I will lace up, hit the streets of San Francisco, and give my donors the 40 I promised.

Swearsies.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Get Ready To Light A Fire...

...or at least turn one on!

It's little after 8 pm PT on 7-1-2012, and that means PEOPLES WON A FIRE!


Congrats and especially THANK YOU to Shari Nees and Anonycat! I'll be contacting you via email or Facebook to get your mailing addresses.

And for everyone who donated

I ended up with a couple hundred more than my goal, which means that as royalties for Rock the Pink roll in, I'll be able to donate to other walkers' efforts this year.

Only six more days! Tomorrow is the Dying of the Shorts, and I think Tuesday will begin the Dying of the Hair...and we head into SF on Friday!