Today is National Running day… And I am not a runner.
My boyfriend laughs at me, because when he first asked me how I liked my eggs, I said “in brownies or cookies,” because at the time, I ate A LOT of garbage, and didn’t like eggs (update: now I will eat them, even without copious amounts of cheese)!
In the same vein, I have been saying I only run if I am being chased. And that, my friends, has not changed!
However, I will be celebrating today’s National Running Day Holiday… Just a little differently than one might expect!
On Mother’s Day, I signed up to walk in my SEVENTH Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure!
My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and when she got diagnosed, a friend of mine told me about the 3-Day and offered to do it with me. If a friend was willing to walk 60 miles with me for my mom, I couldn’t be unwilling to do the same! So we did it in Chicago, and raised quite a bit of money together!
The following year, I took off, because I was the maid of honor in her wedding, which was both expensive and time-consuming (though worth it)!
Then, the team grew quite a bit for year two, which was also in Chicago!
The following year, Danielle and I traveled to Boston to see how the East Coasters did the 3-Day.
It went pretty well, save for the part where it was the second hottest day in Boston’s recorded history and I ended up in the medical tent with an IV tied to a tree! I had to take a day off, but I still finished the walk!
The following year, we discovered just how hilly the Twin Cities were! This was my first year walking since I had begun my journey as a Beachbody coach, and let me tell you – it was MUCH easier than any other year. Funny how something like “being fit” makes tasks like “walking 60 miles in three days” so much easier! ;P
I also made a vlog of the experience! Warning; it’s long! But that makes sense, since the walk’s kinda long, right?
After the twin cities, it was time to head over to Michigan. I really didn’t think I would fall in love with that state, but there’s lots of wine and chocolate, so… Well, I already said there was wine and chocolate, so I don’t think I need to explain any more!
Last year, I kinda dragged my feet signing up. As such, I ended up doing the last event of the season, and doing it alone (which is not as bad as it sounds – when you are walking with a couple thousand people who are there because they care about others, it’s easy to make friends!)! I also ended up doing it in San Diego, which was completely beautiful!
I also got a mammogram after that 3-Day, after being reminded by a fellow participant how important it is – so that was definitely a success!
This year, The Mamalitia (what our team is called) is headed to Atlanta in October to walk again, and I am excited! As you can see, over the years, the team evolved. Right now, it’s just Danielle and I, but who knows who’ll join us?
If you want to, you’re welcome to! Click on our team page link, and click “join our team!” If you want to do so before June 8th, you can use the code “TEAM20” to save $20 on your registration!
If you decide you do want to walk (with our team, or with your own/another), I did make a video on how to prepare for the walk. I wish I had it before I did it! So here are some tips!
If walking 60 miles in 3 days isn’t your style, but you’d still like to help, there are a few ways you can do so!
1. You can pray for me on my journey!
2. You can donate to my fundraising efforts!
3. You can spread the word to anyone you think might be willing to donate!
4. You can keep me accountable to doing training walks!
Already planning to walk in Atlanta? Reach out to me so we can meet up on the walk!
Alright, time for me to go do a training walk! Even though I am fit, excessive walking is definitely different than any other workout, so I’d love for my body to be ready for it! Plus, it’s a good excuse to enjoy the California sunshine!
P.S. What’s your charity of choice?