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, July 27, 2008

Weekend Recap

The weekend plans were ruined by thunderstorms. We were going to go to Flagstaff and spend the weekend camping and hiking but halfway there it started to rain. Then it started to pour. We continued to drive, hoping the rain would stop. We got to Flagstaff and it was still raining. We went to dinner and drove around the town. We thought we could wait it out. There was no way we could set up our tent so we rested in the car. By midnight we decided to turn around and go home. It was a very disappointing trip. I stayed inside our house the rest of the weekend and read books, watched movies, and baked. Saturday evening I walked about 5 miles. I intended to walk today but finished less than a mile. I've been doing ok with the walking plan and overachieving on the cross training. I really enjoy step aerobics. I could go every day of the week but I need to cut back and do more walking.

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