NaBloPoMo – The 3 Day

For the past 3 years I have walked in the 3 day. This is an event that requires participants to walk 60 miles in 3 days. The purpose is to raise money for breast cancer awareness and eventually a cure.
During the last 3 years I have made some wonderful friends during the many miles of training.

Sadly, this year I decided to give my old knees a break and I chose not to walk. However, I did agree to stay connected with my team, help them raise money and cheer them on.

So tonight I am in Dallas TX hanging out with my walking friends. We are laughing, sharing memories and preparing for a big weekend.

The thing is…I am a bit sad. Even though I am comfortable in my choice not to walk this year (my knees love me for it) I miss the comradery of walking. I miss the hours of talking about nothing as we walk just one more mile. I miss the feeling of accomplishment, the feeling of exhaustion and the feeling of knowing I am making a difference.

So here I am…wishing I was walking, glad I’m not and looking forward to a fun weekend!

5 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo – The 3 Day

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  2. Sue

    It’s hard to listen to our bodies sometimes when we chose to give up certain activities in order to preserve our health. Your knees have to last you a long time yet and you are thinking of the future not only of yourself but Tina and the girls too. You can (and will I’m sure) still be supportive of this event and all its trying to accomplish. Kudos to you my friend. Plus-you got to dress up as a gorilla AND a chicken. It doesn’t get much better than that!!

    1. treerabold Post author

      It doesn’t get much better than that!
      Thanks for the supportive words Sue….I do appreciate it.
      I have learned cycling is so much easier on my old knees…and I enjoy it!!


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