In just over six months, I will be traveling from my north Texas home to Seattle, WA and walking for a cause very dear to my heart. I will be walking my fifth Susan G. Komen 3-Day and seeing the wonderful state of Washington for the first time. This year, I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and I became a Team Captain for Team Shrinking Jeans. You can join us, too! Sign up over the next couple of weeks for a discounted rate -we would love to have more Sisters join us!! Yes, I’m combining some of my favorite things into one huge event! I am passionate about doing what I can so that more of my friends and family don’t have to go through breast cancer.
I also stepped out of my comfort zone and became a training walk leader, which means I will be setting up a training plan for those who wish to walk with us. Over the course of the next six months, I will be leading training walks locally in north Texas and setting up a schedule for some cross-training-type activities to do during the weekdays. We will have a total of four days of walking each week and two days of cross-training activities, with Monday being a well-deserved rest day. Even if you are not interested in participating in the Seattle Susan G. Komen 3-Day with us this year, I’m sure you will benefit from the training plan. This kind of training is similar to training for a running marathon. You must train for a marathon, and you must train to walk the Susan G. Komen 3-Day! I’ve heard people say, “It’s just walking, why do you need to train?” Your body needs to be able to walk long distances, but you don’t start off walking 20 miles a day, back-to-back for three days, like you will during the 3-Day! We will be starting off walking distances of 3-4 miles and build up to our longest training walks of 15 and 18 miles about a month out from the event. If you choose to walk virtually with us, be sure you find a variety of safe routes to walk with lots of different types of terrain. You don’t want to get burnt out on one route that you walk over and over again.
I recommend finding a group of friends to walk with during the training period, too! If you are interested in walking The 3-Day with us, there is a place on your participant center to find people to walk with. It really helps to have someone to talk to to make the miles go faster! And it’s amazing how many topics of conversation you can carry on during those hours of walking! Yes, I said hours! During the longer training walks you will be walking 6+ hours, so you don’t want to be by yourself!
Here are a couple of videos to show you a little more about the experiences you could have if you decide to walk Seattle with us! We would love to have you join us!
If you have any other questions please feel free to ask me! If I don’t have the answers, I will find someone that can help you! If you decide to join us and walk Seattle in September, I can promise that you will never be the same again!