60 Miles, 3 Days, 1 Goal
Was the walk easy? No. So why sign up again? Because I can! I can raise the awareness, I can raise the funds, I can walk the walk! And this year I am fortunate enough to have my sister join me on this awesome journey. There are thousands of 3-Day walkers who can't walk with their sisters, I embrace this year's journey with every ounce of gratitude!!
Please follow along as Jennifer and I fundraise, train, raise awareness, possibly argue, and find out more about each other than we ever imagined!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I read a great blog post last year from a fellow 3-Day walker titled "You know you're a 3-Day walker when..." one of the "whens" was sleeping past 7am on the weekends is a thing of the past. Which is so true, majority of our training miles will be put in during the weekend. The first couple of weeks aren't too hard, 3-4 miles each day on Saturday & Sunday. But, it won't be long before I will get up at 6am to get to a training walk that will be 10+ miles, with a bunch of amazing other 3-Day walkers!!
So I took today and didn't go to the gym - I slept in, enjoyed my coffee watching t.v. and didn't leave the house - - - because I could, this one last time until August :)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Our first fundraising event, a euchre tournament, is next weekend, Saturday, March 5th and almost all of our seats are filled! Please remember if you are planning to come, reserve your seat as soon as possible and money is due by Wednesday, March 2nd. You can send either of us a message and we can make any of the following arrangements:
~ One of us will pick it up from you
~ We’ll arrange a good time for you to drop it off
~ You can mail a check
~ Pay electronically via PayPal (bank transfers only)
This evening of cards is meant to be a FUN, entertaining, light-spirited tournament to raise money for a great cause!
I’ve added a couple more recipes in the What’s Cooking? section, if you’ve got one to share please post it in the comments under that tab. I’m always looking for something new to try!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Furlough Day! This means I have the opportunity, while the kids are at school, to hit the pavement and get some much needed fundraising letters out to various businesses. Some of the items we’re looking to have donated for the upcoming events are pasta, spaghetti sauce, salad dressings, pop, water, baked goods, gift certificates, sporting event tickets, and any other product for raffling. Last year I remember thinking “Oh this would be so much easier if I were a repeat walker…” Well here I am as a repeat walker and it’s still not any easier.
Quick reminder, Sisters Saving the Sistahs is hosting a Euchre Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, March 5th, registration begins at 7pm, 1st hand will be dealt at 7:30 pm. This will be played in a Round Robin fashion, every 8 hands you’ll get a new partner! There will be 8 rounds or 11pm whichever comes first. Cost is $20 per person which includes pizza, pop & munchies (BYOB), CASH prizes for 1st and 2nd place! All proceeds and 50/50 raffle will go to our 3-Day accounts!To reserve your seat (adults only please) remember to contact either myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen at email@example.com --- all money is due by Wednesday, March 3rd (cash or check).
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Two weeks from now I’ll begin my “official” 24-week training schedule. I remember last year how nervous I was when I began this schedule – this year I’m excited! Although, now I realize that 24 weeks is not a lot of time to raise $2300 and get into the best shape I possibly can while maintaining a healthy family life, and working full time. I think I need to take the next 2 weeks and concentrate on balance!
I’ve posted the 24-week training schedule under the Accountability tab – let me know if you’re up for a walk!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thank goodness I have my sister, why you ask? Because she is way more tech savvy than I. I’ve added “pages” to my blog so now I can really inform you, entertain you, but hopefully not annoy you! Please take a minute and check out the tabs on top to see the different elements that go into preparing for a 60 mile journey!