Over three days this November, I will be walking 60 miles in the Arizona Breast Cancer 3-Day. This walk will be much more than “just a walk” – it will be raising money to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

Over the next several months, I will be spending many, many, many hours in training (By the time the walk starts, I will have logged enough miles to take me from Phoenix to my hometown of Houston!

I have committed to raising $2,200 to participate in this walk. Please consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to help me achieve this goal. I’ll be doing all the walking...all you need to do is follow this link to my fundraising headquarters to submit your contribution.

You may know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and I would be proud to walk in her honor as well. Please feel free to send me an email or leave a comment with their name. I will create a ribbon just for them and attach it to my backpack.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for all women, and the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55. Both its cause and the means for its cure remain undiscovered. I’m taking on this challenge to do something big that will help raise awareness and help in finding a cure.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I hope that you’ll share in this incredible adventure with me. Please leave comments or email me (txaggie02@hotmail.com) if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tips Round 1

I need to start a list of all the great tips 3 Day veterans have told me. Thanks ladies for all your wonderful advice! Please leave me a comment if you have anymore tips.

- use arnica tablets or gel if you get bruises, aches, etc.
- put moleskin on any potential blister areas
- break in at least two pairs of shoes and swap them every other day
- when camping, an air mattress is a must
- train in the same conditions you plan to walk; wear the same shoes, socks, clothes, gear, etc.
- bring an extra pair of socks with you during the walk. Take a safety pin and pin them to your backpack so they dry and you can switch back to them later if needed.
- if you train, train, train, you will be less likely to get blisters

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