Monday, October 4, 2010

we did the 2.

...as in the atlanta 2-day walk for breast cancer. karen and I. 30 miles walking through atlanta, seeing our beautiful city. too many photo opportunities (early on sunday, my camera's memory card was full - and I had to ration photos for the rest of the walk. seriously, I need a new memory card!!). for a truly wonderful cause.
you can see all the photos here

We agreed (as did a few others we talked to on sunday) that this was our best walk ever. the course took us to new (fernbank, callanwolde, woodruff arts center) and familiar (emory, georgia tech, piedmont park, inman park, freedom parkway) places - but even the familiar seemed "new" when we saw it from a different direction. I saw a bit first-hand how much preparation goes into making everything run smoothly, and I was still really impressed with how well it came off. the weather was crisp and sunny. and I'm not sure if it's the nearly 900 miles I've already walked in 2010, or maybe the few official "training" walks we did, or my fabulous nike shoes, but my body finally handled the 30 miles like I've wanted it to! yes, I am planning a (much shorter!!) walk in hembree park later this morning!

but I saved the best for last - it wasn't official before we started, but by the time we'd finished saturday's 20 miles, we'd reached our fundraising goal. yes, $2,500!!! we are so blessed to have such generous family and friends. thank you!!
Karen and I are getting together later this week to draw the winner for the quilt. stay tuned!

5 comments:

  1. $2500 for breast cancer. that is truly awesome! congrats!!

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  2. yay! congratulations to both of you!

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  3. so. much. pink.
    haha, congrats, though, and i'm so glad i could see you!

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  4. thank you! for doing this, glad you had beautiful weather. already bought fabric for next year's quilt.

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  5. Congratulations on raising $2500 and for a well-walked event!

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