Saturday, May 8, 2010

Walking, planting, reading....

This morning I woke up bright and early to participate in the "5K for Amy J". Over 500 people showed up! All of the money from the registration fees to additional donations and raffle ticket sales goes to the family to help pay for their expenses.  If you want to know more about Amy's illness and how strong and loving this family is, you can visit their blog Kisses for Amy.

My friend, Robyn, and I walked together.  It was a fun way to support the family and get in a training walk for the 3-day for the Cure in September.  While walking I met up with another friend who told me about a 50/20 walk in June.  It is 50 miles in 20 hours. Starting in the afternoon and walking through the night. I think I have Robyn talked into doing it with me.  If I can do that, the 60 miles in 3 days shouldn't be too difficult. Maybe.   I still need to get more details but I think it sounds fun. 

After the 5K this morning. I had just enough time to shower and get ready for guitar rehearsal.  As predicted, I am the only kid person over the age of 16, but it is something my son and I do together, so it is worth the embarrassment effort.

Following rehearsal, I dug up my strawberry plants and put them in a planter to take them with us on the move in June.  I also planted some gypsy and bell peppers in planters.

I spent the rest of the day reading and finishing my Mother's Day book I bought for myself  my son gave me. I may write something up about it or I may not.  I am still processing my thoughts there.

An update on my 3-day progress:  For a lot of reasons, I almost decided not to participate, however, I put them aside and am still walking.  My fundraising efforts have been minimal so far but I have had $40 in donations. A long way from $2,300 but I will get there.  It is hard for me to ask people to donate when everyone I know is tightening their budgets but I will continue on. 

I hope all of you have a great weekend.


Pam said...

Wow! 50 miles is a lot of walking. I was thinking five for some reason. Good luck on the fundraising!

Pam said...

Wow! I was thinking five miles. Good luck with your fund raising.