i'm currently contemplating whether or not to participate in the breast cancer three-day walk in october. there are quite a few factors i'm considering in this decision. i'd be away from my eight-month-old baby for three days straight, i'd have to follow a stringent training program that will take quite a bit of time and committment -- i.e. the saturday of seven weeks before the event, i'm supposed to walk 17 miles -- and i'd have to figure out how to raise at least $2,200 in the next 31 weeks.
but what greater cause? i'd be walking with my mom and several other women in honor of my grandma, great-grandma and landon's grandma who all had breast cancer. also, talk about a great way to get back in shape after having a baby. and if you, or anyone else you know, has participated in anything like this before, you know the kind of empowerment that results from walking 60 miles in three days with hundreds of other women all working toward the same goal.
it's a huge committment, one i'd really like to try to take on, but i don't want to start and then give up. i'm really thinking this through, and if i decide to do it, i'm going after it wholeheartedly.
the women who have battled breast cancer deserve no less.