Avon 39 – The Adventure Begins

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I am reviving the blog for a special weekend edition, as I walk in the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer.  The walk is 39 miles!  26 miles the first day and 13 the second, spending the night in a tent city in between – in pink tents no less.

I’ve been training since February.  I’m slow, but determined.  If I don’t keep a fast enough pace, they will “sweep” me to the next water stop or finish line – I don’t want to be swept, so will do my best to keep up.   But I will be proud of myself regardless.  I’ve come a long way.  Two years ago this month, I was having major surgery and couldn’t even walk to the front door.  So this has truly been a journey.

I am walking with 4 friends – Amanda, Christa, Hilary, and Heather.  Two of us are breast cancer survivors.  We are Team Carolina Girls.  I’ll introduce them in a future post, as we all gather in the Big Apple.  But these girls are amazing – together, we have raised over $11,000 (and counting) for breast cancer research and services for low-income women.

I am on the train to NYC with way more stuff than I probably need – but in all fairness, I do have to camp out in a tent Saturday night, so I definitely had a packing challenge!  My first big adventure will be to just make it through Penn Station to the taxi line with all this luggage.  (The big blue thing is my Thermarest camping pad – thankfully, they transfer our gear for us!)

Stay tuned . . .

Train Station

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