I never thought I would ever walk/run a marathon and to boot a marathon and a half! About 6 months ago a friend asked me to join her on the Avon Breast Cancer walk- I said sure and I thought it would be great to walk in honor of my father and the many friends I have that have either had breast cancer or cancer has touched their lives in some way. We started by doing practice walks which were great but I had no idea what I was in for. The walk was in Santa Barbra over 2 days.
The first day was a full marathon 26.2 miles. It was one of the most inspiration and rewarding journeys I have taken. I have never been surrounded by so many incredible men an women all affected by some sort of cancer. Everyone sharing their stores and supporting each other. Plus the community cheering us on with every step. The second day was just as inspiring- a mere 13.3 that day- (ha ha). It hurt a bit more but again all of us encouraging each other kept us smiling. The high you feel is wonderful and to know that the money you have raised is going for a cure makes you unstoppable!
Despite the blisters and sore muscles it was well worth every step I took. The women I met were wonderful and I would for sure do it again. To know that I raised enough money to help many women with their treatments is one of the best feelings. They have the walk in many cities and I am thinking about doing it in the Rockies next year just to mix it up.
I highly recommend joining one of the walks!