Monday, February 1, 2010

My best foot forward

Finally!  My Avon Walk for Breast Cancer fundraising page is up and running!!!  I've already started my training.  Whoa Boy is that a lifestyle change for me!!!  Instead of spending my weekend wrangling the kids and leisurely surfing the internet I walked close to 9 miles.  I have to admit, it felt pretty damn good!

Here are some pictures I took along the way...

I took the boys with me for a 4 mile walk up and down the 
hills of Los Osos on Saturday.  Danny managed to peddle
his Big Wheel-type tricycle a whopping 2.3 miles before 
I acquired a jogging stroller from a friend for the trip home!

It was a picture perfect day on the Central Coast!

Sunday I avoided the up and down streets in town
and headed to Morro Rock to walk the nice flat beach instead!

Of course, I forgot to check my tide book before I left the house 
and found very little beach to walk on due to the high surf!  
Consequently, I spent a fair amount of time in the dunes as well.
Still, 4.87 miles hardly seemed like work at all when
the view is so awesome!  

I felt a bit like a frolicking dog chasing all the tiny birds 
off the beach.  This is a Least Sand Piper.  The birder 
I asked said "it's the least amount of sand piper you can get".  

This is workout me - a self-portrait.  

Visual proof of my passing.  My Sunday walk began 
waaaay down there at the Rock.

I'm thankful I didn't run across this next group of birds on one of my training walks.
It would have been a bad omen, for sure!!!

Turkey Vultures sunning themselves in the morning light.

I'm feeling fit.  It seems ridiculous after only 3 training walks but it's true.  Just like making it through cancer treatments, it seems much of training and fitness is mind over matter. 

If you feel like helping me meet my $1800 fundraising obligation you can click the link below.  It will take you directly to my fundraising site.  Or, if you're more comfortable writing a check just email me or leave a comment and I'll be overjoyed to send you the forms you need!!! 

Thanks in advance for your support!!!!!

1 comment:

marybethvolpini said...

The turkey vulture picture is the coolest yet... I love it!!