Monday, April 28, 2008

Walking For A Cure.....

I'm training for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Boston, MA on May 17 & 18, 2008. It's a two day walk, and we have the option of either 26 or 13 miles the first day, and 13 miles the second day. I am opting for 13 on day one, since I am a newbie, and I need to take it easy.
I'm a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in September of 2001, detected by a momogram, with early stage two breast cancer in my left breast. I had a lumpectomy in October 2001 and began chemotherapy in December 2001. My treatment was half chemotherapy, then six weeks of radiation, then the second half of my chemotherapy. I ended treatment in May of 2002! Yeah!

Here it is, almost May 2008. I can hardly beleive it has been six years. I have promised myself that I would one day walk the Avon Walk, like my daughter Laura did in my honor in May of 2002, when I was just finishing up my treatment. Laura was just 16 at the time, and lied about her age so she could do it! Back then, the Avon Walk was a three-day walk, 20/20/20 for atotal of SIXTY miles! She did it, and I was so proud. I always vowed I would do the walk one day. When my friend Stacey announced she was doing it, that planted the seed for me to do it! I had reservations, but everything seems to be working out. The bonus is: I am getting the benefits of extra energy, peace of mind, and shedding excess pounds. Yes, everything the health magazines say is true... they are NOT making it up! It honest-to God feels good to walk and exercise!
OK, I admit it sounds cliche. But I swear.... there is a serenity that comes with walking. Go figure! LOL!

So, that's what's up with me these days....

And I'm trying to fit in stamping & creating somehow. After the Walk I can commit myself to it more....

Thanks to all my friends for your undying support. Don't know where I'd be without ya's. (that's Northern for y'all)!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Well, here I am...!

Well, here I am...! I've decided to jump on the ole' Blog Wagon and see if I can have a little fun. Hopefully, you will too! I'm a newbie, so please bear with me as I learn about posting photos and (maybe one day) videos. After a lot of blurfing, I decided to try it out for myself. So, together we'll see what happens!
Thanks for visiting, and come back to see how things progress!