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.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

I'm Lovin' It

The original plan was to do another mountain hike this weekend but Chase wimped out. He didn't want to do any walking today but I talked him into waking up this morning, walking to McDonald's, getting some breakfast, and walking home. I don't think he realized how far the McDonald's was. I looked it up on Google and found out it is 3.7 miles each way. But I didn't tell him. It is only a few minutes by car but it took us about 1 hr 15 minutes each way to walk. It is a very nice and refreshing walk through quiet neighborhoods. There were sidewalks the entire way and we only had to cross one busy street. The breakfast hit the spot. I was starving since it was almost lunch time when we got there. We made the 10:30 am breakfast cutoff only by a minute. Immediately after we ordered they switched the menu board to the lunch menu. I had a deluxe breakfast and blue Powerade and Chase had an Egg McMuffin and ice coffee. We rested for a little while before heading back home. I think this is going to be our new Bill Clinton workout.

This is the first weekend that I've been sore. The blister on my right foot is getting bigger and my butt and thigh muscles are aching a little. No pain no gain I guess.

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