Thursday, March 05, 2009

Blogging for me. Me me me.

Don't you hate it when someone writes a blog post just to further themself? Yeah.

Lots of stuff is given away on the internet, especially targeting the mother/ baby crowd. This is one I just have to blog about to get myself an extra entry, 'cause a convertible carseat is cool, and this one looks extra cool!

Visit to enter for yourself!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

5 a.m.

We're on Pit Stop 1. That's the one that leaves camp at 5 a.m. Must remember to bring earplugs to drown out the camp karaoke so we can go to bed at 7.

Last time I ditched camp after night 1 to stay at Mom's house. But signing up for Crew is signing up for camping. This year I will bring a pad to put under my sleeping bag. Hubby was appalled in 2006 that I went without one of those. Apparently it's key not just for comfort, but also for warmth.

It's only June but I'm 30% of the way to my fundraising goal! Thanks, everyone! (Do you like how the thermometer is pink this year?)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

3 Day 2008

As most everyone who looks at this blog has already heard, my mom and I will be participating as Crew members on the Atlanta 3 Day this year. We will be on a pit stop team, which was our first choice. The pit stops are places where the walkers fill their water and Gatorade bottles, use the bathroom, get a snack, and do some first-aid (usually blister care). Or, it could be lunch. We don't know yet which pit stop team we'll be on.

Here's a pit stop picture from 2006:

Thursday, November 02, 2006

3 Day Pictures - Part 1

Finally some pics from the walk!

I'm going to wear this EVERYWHERE - our victory tee shirts that we received at the finish line.

Day 1 - Part of Tent City - the big white tent is where they fed the thousands of us! There were 2 people per tent and over 1,000 tents.

Day 2 Start - Only 1 day late for me! It was cold out after a cold night of camping.

Day 3 Start - It didn't rain for long.

Day 3 - Entering Atlanta with Trish!

Some wear their heart on their sleeve, some wear their breasts on their hat.

3 Day Pictures - Part 2

Less than 1 block to go! This woman and her Pink Power Ranger were there to cheer us on at least 3 times per day!

Mom and Mark met me at the entrance to Piedmont Park.

The official finish line inside Piedmont Park!

Mark (my brother) loves Healthy Honkers, too.

Breast Cancer survivors wore pink victory tee shirts. This survivor had a great sense of humor - check out her hat!

2,250 Walkers entering Closing Cermonies.

A one-shoe salute to the breast cancer survivors who walked with us, as they entered closing ceremonies.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Wanted to let any blog-readers know that the 3-Day was a success and that I survived. I'll post pictures when I get home next week.


Sunday, October 15, 2006


Look at that, we've met and actually EXCEEDED my fundraising goal! Thank you so much to all the donors for your support and generosity. It's not too late to contribute if you've been meaning to and haven't yet! Donations received 4 weeks after my walk can still count towards my fundraising, and even if you don't make that deadline, breast cancer research is always a cause in need of funds.

Now all that's left to do is to walk 60 miles in 3 days. That's the easy part, right?

Weather forecast update: It's getting better already! Now they're calling for rain on Friday, and partly cloudy on Saturday and Sunday. The temperature is looking good rain or shine: high 60's all 3 days. Lows in the mid-40's.

Thanks again to all my supporters, this is very exciting!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

You Deserve a BMW

A friend walked the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this weekend (same basic idea, 2 days and 4o miles instead) and she shared this fun breast cancer fundraiser with me last week!

Brace yourselves... for every mile you test-drive a BMW in October, BMW will donate $1 to the Komen Foundation. And it's not a secret, they WANT you to do it! Check it out:

They also have fun souvenirs that you can buy to even further support the cause. Looks like you have to reserve a time, so call 1-877-4-A-DRIVE to do your part. Isn't it fun to sacrifice for the cause?