I've hemmed. I've hawed. Walking in the Washington, D.C. 3-Day took months of preparation - but it helped me get in better shape, introduced me to some amazing women, and challenged me to try things I normally wouldn't try. Oh, and I raised $2,300 in a horrid, horrid economy to help advance breast cancer research, give cancer patients access to treatments they otherwise couldn't afford and raise awareness.

Do it again?

Sorry, after some careful considerations: Not this year.

I walked in 2007 in Chicago, crewed in 2008 in Chicago, and obviously walked this year in Washington, D.C. Some of the other Ms. America Tatas have dedicated themselves to walking in San Diego in 2010, but I need a break from traveling, training and WHATEVER IT WAS THAT CAUSED THOSE BLISTERS. (Despite the 3-Day medic's advice, I haven't yet been to see a podiatrist. But if I walk again, I will.)

So, I'll be crewing in Chicago in August. I hope there will be a costume involved. Perhaps driving a sweep van or working at a Grab 'N' Go.

And I'll continue to blog about the 3-Day and babble about it to anyone who shows a remote interest. (Consider yourself warned.)

(If you're a 3-peater and on the fence about what to do in 2010, read a few of the comments on this old post. I know a lot of walkers find creative ways to raise the money year after year, while others are inspired to lead training walks, crew, and otherwise support those who keep walking.)
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3 Responses
  1. Kathy Says:

    I will see you there. I too want a costume, that would make it fun. And yes I do think that maybe we are just a tad bit crazy.

  2. Celeste Says:

    So glad to hear that you're crewing this year! It's a great option that still keeps you involved in the cause.

  3. Kate Says:

    I walked in DC last year too. It was my first of what I suspect will be many 3-Days. This year I registered for Dallas and I talked a friend in to registering too! It was just such an amazing experience I can't wait to do it again.