Monday, April 26, 2010

Training has OFFICIALLY Begun!

There are two major elements to participating in the Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure:

1)  Fundraising
2)  Training

Each walker has to raise $2,300 in order to participate.  So please, if you can, click one of the team members links to the right and donate.  Even a $5 donation helps!

There is a 24 week Training Schedule put out by the 3-Day organizers which is designed to make sure you are READY for this adventure.  And today ~ April 26 ~ officially kicks off our 24 Week Training.  And it starts with a day of rest -- I like that!  Since our long walks are scheduled on Sat / Sun, we get Mondays off each week.  I can see that Mondays are going to become my favorite day of the week.

On tap for Week 1:
Mon - Rest
Tue - 3 Miles Walk Easy
Wed - Rest
Thu - 3 Miles Walk Moderate
Fri - 30 minutes Cross Training Easy
Sat - 3 Miles Walk Easy
Sun - 3 Miles Walk Easy

Here we go!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

First Team Fundraiser!

Update ~ We earned $252 last night, which raises the thermometer to 43% of our team minimum needed.  If you're new to this blog, each walker has to raise a minimum of $2300 to participate in the Komen 3-Day.  That total was a little lower than our Youth Group usually brings in on a Saturday night, but we'll take it ~ every dollar puts us a step closer to the Cure! 
  A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered for us!  Clearly the three of us couldn't have handled that big audience on our own. 

Tonight, Bridget, Julie & Joyce are doing our first team fundraiser at the Fifty Forward Dinner Theatre in Donelson.  We're volunteering as table waiters -- and we get to keep the tips for our 3-Day Walk!  The show is The Titanic, and it's really good.

We have a BUNCH of volunteers coming out to help us, since obviously the three of us can't do it all alone!  We'll be back with pictures and a full report later tonight.  Be thinking good thoughts that we raise a lot of money for our fundraising minimum!

Currently we're at 41% of the minimum $9,200 needed for the four of us to participate in the Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  We're on our way!