Hello you guys! I am back from my awesome tour of the U.S. for work, and the past two months I’ve been lucky enough to see the Michigan 3-Day, the Twin Cities 3-Day, the Philadelphia 3-Day, and lastly, the Seattle 3-Day. I had a great time meeting all kinds of participants and being able to tell their stories, and also, learning some training tips for myself. After Philadelphia, Matt and I went to NYC (my first time!), and while I was there, I was shocked to learn I had gotten more donations and was only $71 away from my goal of $2,300. I posted on Facebook, and the next morning, I had surpassed $2,400. Now, a week later, thanks to the generosity of family and friends, I have now reached $2,721! THANK YOU SO MUCH. I am humbled and so grateful for all of your help and support. Your donations make a huge impact, and I know that money will be helping to save somebody’s life.
One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to eat like the locals do. Above, I’m at Pat’s Steaks, which is a famous Philly Cheese Steak eatery right across the street from Geno’s. The two restaurants have a friendly competition going, and it was fun to compare the line lengths every few minutes. I’m the weirdo that always loves to go in local grocery stores and compare the goods. I can’t wait to share more details about my NY trip with you, because it included a New York Food Tour! I definitely indulged more than I probably should have the last few weeks, but I was also walking mass amounts and pulling some long hours, so I’m hoping it all “weighs out” in the end.
If you’re interested in making a donation to help fight breast cancer, please support April or Monique, who are both a little over their halfway marks. You can donate to both of them by clicking here. Now that I’ve seen the 3-Day, I can honestly say that it has given me a new appreciation for every minute I have to live on this Earth. The stories of loss are heartbreaking, and having recently just experienced the passing of my mother-in-law, I know the hurt that comes from losing a loved one too soon. However, these painful stories are parallelled by an unwavering sense of HOPE, of dedication, of commitment, of endurance, and above all, of positivity — in knowing that together, we can all work to find a cure. This is why this November I will walk. I walk for my mother-in-law, the stranger in the grocery store with a scarf tied around her head, my neighbor, and for YOU. I walk because we don’t have the luxury of knowing who cancer will choose next. I walk because I believe in the power of positivity. I walk because my health is a gift I can’t take for granted.
I walk because everyone deserves a lifetime.