All in all, I walked 44 miles in 3 days. I did the full 20-mile route the first day, about 10 miles on the second day, and 13.5 miles on the last day. The second day, the blisters and foot aches associated with feet pounding the pavement did me in, and on the third day, we took a sweep van because we wanted to make sure we were going to finish in time for the team pic.

(OK, OK, the pain influenced the decisions on the third day, too :))

But, given the iffy-nature of 3-day measuring, I'm willing to claim that adds up to 44 miles. Which is 5 more miles than I was able to walk in the Chicago 2007 walk.

Here's visual proof I made it to closing ceremonies. The Washington, D.C. walk included 2,300 walkers and raised $5.2 million, according to 3-Day staffers.

Here's three of the four ladies I walked with on Day 3. We were slow, so Mandy (center) dubbed us the Ms. America Tatas Turtles.

Mandy and I at the closing ceremony. It was held on the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial, so (obv.) you could see the Washington Monument in the background.

(Almost) all of the Ms. America Tatas.

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6 Responses
  1. Great job! Thanks so much for all of your efforts to support the Breast Cancer 3-Day.

  2. Jenn Howard Says:

    Great job!

    Gear and Tent crewmember 2009

  3. Ann Says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I am walking Philly (2nd time) this weekend and have been really beating myself up for lack of training this year. Your posts reminded me of what matters. The experience, the time to meet people, the time to share stories. So I sweep a few times, so I do my best and enjoy myself. I might have the energy to enjoy camp (I was in bed and asleep by 8:00 every night last year).

  4. jillianduch Says:

    @ Ann - I definitely was a little disappointed at first that I wasn't able to walk more -- but as you said, I gradually realized that wasn't all the 3-Day is about. Maybe I walked just under 75 percent of the route, but I definitely experienced more than 75 percent of what the 3-Day has to offer! Good luck next week!

  5. Kathy Says:

    And don't forget you got to meet me, your blog stalker. It was wonderful meeting you & look foward to keeping in touch.

  6. kim Says:

    Thought you'd like to know - Brian Vickers' car (Red Bull #83) will be painted pink for the race this weekend in Charlotte in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and its efforts to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and community programs. Sarah Fisher - an INDY car driver- will be the Grand Marshall. Komen President and CEO Hala Moddelmog will attend several pre-race events.