Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 2... Blister Sisters

Day 2 came faster than we would have liked.  We woke up with painful blisters and achy legs.  A good majority of those participating had actually trained.  Going from no exercise to 60 miles of exercise… maybe not the smartest idea I’ve ever had.

But with Day 2 achiness also came Day 2 pinkness: another day in another pink outfit, which always makes a girl [or at least this girl!] feel a little bit better.

3 day for the Cure could not have been possible without the hundreds of amazing, encouraging volunteers.  Before we started our second day journey, we made sure to stop by the medical tent.  Band-Aid heaven.  I sat down and immediately was treated like royalty.  They had me place both feet on the table and from there, one woman worked on my left foot, another worked on my right.  Before I knew it I had bandages in all the right places. And off we went!

Along the route, businesses and people cheered us on, played music, waved signs, gave us candy, high fives, etc.  But what we really loved the most... the pins.

We were required to wear a lanyard with our name and ID number throughout the walk. Those who had participated before had their lanyards covered in clever breast cancer pins….save second base, fight like a girl, blister sisters, breast friends and our favorite “holy shit, save the tit.”  We HAD to have them all; we had to be part of this incredible in crowd.  Luckily, along the way we collected (and ok, maaaybe bought) several  pins.  They made us feel like we were the real deal and along with everyone and everything we were walking for, the pins became another reason to reach that finish line! 

40 more miles down, 20 to go!

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