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, August 3, 2008

A Successful Week

Week 16 is officially complete! I think I did very well with my training this week. I almost stuck with the schedule.

Here is the recommended schedule:
Monday Rest
Tuesday 3 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 15 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 30 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 8 miles Easy walking
Sunday 6 miles Easy walking

This is what I actually accomplished:
Monday Step & Sculpt Class (step 45 min, sculpt 15 min)
Tuesday Rest
Wednesday Walk 3 miles, Step Class (step 45 min)
Thursday Step & Abs Class (step 45 min, abs 15 min)
Friday Walk 4 miles
Saturday Walk 8 miles
Sunday Walk 6 miles

I am addicted to step aerobics. I should swap some of that time for walking but overall it wasn't too shabby. I have noticed my endurance increasing lately too. Unfortunately during Saturday's walk I got some minor blisters and shin splints. It didn't stop me from walking on Sunday so it wasn't too bad.

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