That's how much money was raised by people participating in Calgary's Weekend to End Breast Cancer! $5,600,000.oo!!!
I've learned that ...
* People are amazing if you give them the chance to be.
*Swoobs are icky. (sweaty boobs) If you're not careful you can get friction blisters in bad places (my bra band was my enemy by the end of day 2) *snort* OUCH
*Yes, I really can take just one more step when it seems like I can't.
*Hills are not my friend.
*Yes I can hurt that much.
*Yes it was all worth it.
*I'm crazy enough to think of signing up for next years walk. (I'm just thinking right now though LOL) If I don't do the walk I want to be one of the crew volunteers.
*This was one of the most amazing experiences. Everyone should do this or something like this at least once in their life time.
I'll let the pictures talk. Ask any questions you want, I'll be happy to answer!
Don't I look like I'm ready to take onthe world? OY! lol The guy I'm with is truly amazing. By the end of the summer he will have walked in every Weekend to End Breast Cancer walk in Canada. Chad, my thoughts are with you. You're a new hero of mine now!
We're on our way! Just leaving the Calgary Round Up Centre at Stampede Park! The volunteers were amazing. They are the best cheerleaders EVER!
Boobs on Bikes! *g* They kept us safe. Stopping traffic for us and keeping our spirits up. Don't they look great?
People in the neighbourhoods came out to cheer. Even their dog's participated *g* By the end of the walk we loved all the cheerers ... the ones who sprayed us with water or had ice for us really kept us going 'til we got to our next pit stop! The pit stops were where we bandaged blisters, re-filled with water or gatoraid, got snacky stuff, stretched out muscles and went to the bathroom (OMG the line ups!). The people who worked/volunteered at these were amazing.
The end of the first 35 kilometres is in sight!
The people with The Weekend to End Breast Cancer took very good care of us. These are medical tents. There were nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, chiropractors (Dr. Dean saved my body from freezing into a ball of pain), and massage therapists. There were only so many (they were all volunteers) so we had to sign up. I was lucky enough to get time for a massage too! There was a band playing after supper and some of us were even crazy enough to dance after walking 35 km! (it did help I think, to keep our muscles from tightening up too much.)
Day 2!!! I think I just might be able to do this :)
The woman in the picture below kept me going. She was an amazing cheerleader. We've stopped here to listed to the Calgary Police band who played for the walkers as they arrived at lunch. I got split up from Cathy at lunch and finished the rest of the day on my own/with other groups (usually as they were passing me *g* OH MY GOD I was tired). Thanks Cathy for giving me the energy to make it to lunch!
I DID IT!!