The 3-Day

Linda’s Ladies DC 2012

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants commit to raise at least $2,300 and spend several months training to prepare for the event.

In November of 2011 I started my 3-day journey by signing up to walk the 2012 Washington DC 3-day.  Over the course of the next year I raised over $5,000, walked uncountable miles, bought two new pairs of shoes and was joined by 5 amazing women.  Together we made up Linda’s Ladies.

By the end of our 3-Day weekend, Linda’s Ladies had raised $19,500.  We had also gained multiple blisters and some aches and pains, but we walked across the finish line arm and arm and celebrated our amazing accomplishment.

But my journey can’t stop there because the fight is not over, my job is not done.  On January 1, 2013 my great Aunt lost her battle to breast cancer. This battle is too close to home.  It has knocked on my front door too many times.  That is why I am once again asking for your support as I put one foot in front of the other in hopes that one day we will realize a cure for this awful disease.

To find out more about this amazing event that raises enormous amounts of funding for breast cancer research or to make a donation please visit


Accountability – Week 6

It was a busy week (I feel like I say that a lot).  I didn’t walk until late in the week and I realized I was cranky and anxious and blech.  I never understood people who said that they felt off when they didn’t work out.  It appears I may now be one of those people! Accountability – Week 6Weeks until Walk -26Funds Raised to Date – $3593.14 Monday – BusyTuesday – BusyWednesday – BusyThursday – BusyFriday – 3 milesSaturday – 5 milesSunday – 3.5 miles

Accountability – Week 5

I got back into the swing of things this week.  We had our first “official” training walk led by team mate, Maura.  And, despite it being a crazy busy weekend, filled with company and food, I made walking a priority. Accountability – Week 5Weeks until Walk -27Funds Raised to Date – $3518.14 Monday – RestTuesday – 3.4 milesWednesday – OffThursday – 2.6 miles (Will was super cranky so we cut the walk short to get him  home and in bed)Friday – Lots of shopping and cleaning and cookingSaturday – 4.4 miles.  We had our first training walk (3.4 miles) which … Read more

Accountability – Week 4

Motivation was severely lacking this week.  Like big time.  My walking hit a wall.  My fundraising has hit a wall. The big success was not climbing under a blanket with a big gallon of ice cream and a spoon. Oh well.  A new week starts tomorrow. On a very positive note, Maura, one of my teammates, crossed the $3000 mark this week bringing our team total to $9482.28.  We are so so close to crossing the $10,000 mark.  AND we are the 6th highest fundraising team for the DC walk.  Her big accomplishment helped motivate me on Friday! Accountability – … Read more

Gearing Up

When you buy new shoes and custom fit insoles and the experts at the shoe store tell you to break them in slowly you should probably listen. And not take them out for a 4 mile trial the day you buy them. Because if, hypothetically, you decided to wear them for a 4 mile walk, I bet you’d be pretty sore.  Like very, I’ve-never-walked-more-than-around-the-grocery-store-before sore!  Hypothetically speaking. But not me, I’m a good listener.  Or maybe I’m not.  Because today – I’m pretty freaking sore. Oops! Yesterday SGK had a shoe clinic at Road Runners that I took advantage of. … Read more

Accountability – Week 3

I took advantage of the longer nights and beautiful weather this week and had a couple of evening walks with the boys.  Unfortunately Saturday was a rainy bust! Accountability – Week3Weeks until Walk -29Funds Raised to Date – $3483.14  My Walking Buddies Monday – 2.65 miles with boys in the stroller – a beautiful after work evening walk joined by Maura and NateTuesday – Rest DayWednesday – Lazy DayThursday – 4 miles with the boys in the strollerFriday – Decided to hit down town Silver Spring for dinner and yogurt with the boys (No training)Saturday – Rain rain go awaySunday … Read more