let the training begin  

sexydisaster30 41F
5527 posts
3/1/2006 6:48 am

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11/25/2006 9:50 pm

let the training begin

Last October I participated in the Breast Cancer 3 day, 60 mile walk here in Atlanta. It was one of the most amazing things that I have ever done. The people that were there were some of the most geuinine people that I have ever met. I think that doing that walk did more for me than the money I raised will do for the fight against breast cancer. Being there with those people completely restored my faith in humanity. On the last day of the walk I suffered from a stress fracture in my foot. I sat down on the side of the road to take a break. About 100 walkers passed me while I was resting and every one of them asked me if I was ok. This was an amazing thing to me. I could be bleeding from the head sitting downtown and I really don’t think a single person would ask me if I was ok. But on the walk everyone really cared. That was life changing for me. Another thing that happened was class lines were erased. It is hard to know where anyone stands socially or economically when no one is wearing make-up, everyone has been using a porta potty, showered in an 18-wheeler, and camped out for 3 days. I decided that it would be a yearly event for me. Today marks the start of my training. I am about to get up, get dressed and go for a walk. It is time that I start training again.


eyewillxplore 47M

3/1/2006 5:17 pm

Volunteerism has its rewards!

Any time people are united in a bigger cause, the defenses drop, and we become ourselves.

I've had similar experiences with charitable benefits, some organizations, racing, and kayaking. And I love it!


3/1/2006 7:15 pm

I think that is just awesome!

aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
3/5/2006 8:44 am

That truly is a great experience for those who participate. My mother, now 58, has done it 3 years in a row...

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