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!