Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Time Has Come

Well ladies.  It's finally here.

Remember a few months ago when I told you I was going to walk 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day in Chicago?

It's this weekend.

Somehow the 3-Day got lost in the shuffle of this pregnancy.  Between puking my guts out and napping on the couch, training to walk 20 miles a day for 3 days has definitely not topped my list of "things I want to do today." 

But, I'm gonna try!  My doctor's given me the okay so I'm going to go into this thing and do as much as I can.  But I'm also going to let little Baby R lead the way.  If baby is tired, I'll rest.  If baby is hungry, I'll eat.  And if baby feels like puking...hey I'll do that too.  But this time I'll do it all in front of over 1,000 people.  Because I committed to this event and I want to see it through to the finish. 

So I'm heading to Chicago tonight to stay with my sister.  Tomorrow will be spent prepping for the big day...and then Friday morning, bright and early (well, come to think of it, it won't even be bright yet...) we'll be off! 

Although I'm nervous because of the whole carrying a child thing, I am really excited to have the opportunity to participate in this event.  The whole experience has been incredibly eye opening thus far and I have been so moved by the generosity of my friends and family.  And to be in the presence of so many woman committed to ending such a devestating disease, well, I'm sure inspiring is not even close to summarizing how it's going to feel.

I'm using Monday as a travel day...so I'll be back on Tuesday with a full report!  Hope everyone has a lovely weekend....and send some good vibes my way if you think about it, okay?  Babes and I could really use them!

22 comments:

Adorably Distracted... said...

Good luck! I think it's awesome that you are still trying to do this! you'll be great!

Patience said...

Good luck!! I think if you listen to your body you will be fine. Thank you for walking for such a great cause :)

Heather said...

Good luck...take it easy if you need to!1

Aly said...

That will be a great experience, but take it easy! Good luck!!!

Lucy Marie said...

Good luck! Listen to your body and just do whatever baby needs you to do - don't let your pride get in the way!!! I am so proud of you for doing this!!! Thank you for walking for all of us.

5th Belle Avenue said...

I'm so glad your doctor gave you the okay to still do it! I had a ten mile race scheduled a few weeks after I found out I was pregnant and because I have never run a full ten mile race before, the doc said I couldn't. :( I was SO bummed. I had been training so hard! But I know it was best and it ended up being 99 degrees outside that day so it was a HUGE plus I didn't do it. Definitely just listen to your body! And HAVE FUN!

Sonya said...

Good luck! I hope it cools down for you! It has been so ridiculously hot!

The Shabby Princess said...

You can do it. You will do great. You will have an amazing experience. Just take care of yourself. Being on your feet that long will be hard, so, make sure that you eat enough and stay hydrated. Hydrate, hydrate!

xoxox
Good luck!!

lola said...

I'll be cheering you on! :)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

You go girl! I'll be sending good thoughts your way for sure!! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Good luck!! I bet you'll do amazing! Hopefully the little peanut doesn't give you too much trouble...don't push yourself, know when enough is enough!

Lora said...

sounds like it's going to be challenging and FUN. heavy on the FUN.
(at least keep telling yourself that!)

Barefoot in the Park said...

best of luck!!

Kate said...

You are going to rock it! I am so excited for you and for the incredible 60 mile journey you're about to take! I remember several women with baby bumps last year and I remember thinking they were total rock stars!

Erika said...

Wow! Good for you! That is going to be an amazing experience:-)

Tatiana said...

Good luck! That's great that you're still wanting to do that! Make sure you take it easy :-)

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

Finally all caught up :) Good luck at the 3-day!!!

Shaina said...

OMG THE THREE DAY IS HERE!!!! I love you and you will do great. Just take it easy - listen to your body and your baby. And remember that no matter WHAT you do and HOW MUCH you do, the money is raised and you have done SO SO MUCH!!!

Kristen said...

GOOD LUCK! I'm running in a Susan Komen 5K this Sunday so I'll definitely be thinking of you as I'm running along!

*Maybe* Baby ♥ Mama said...

Our journey has begun!… secretly though

If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog ~OR~ just someone I’ve happened upon while sending out these invites and that I would LOVE for to come along for the ride! Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post. I’d love for you to stop by.

Exciting things going on around here!

www.definitelymaybebaby.com

~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

d.a.r. said...

Ahhh best of luck and have a blast!

Mrs. Dawkter said...

Just wanted to say CONGRATS on your pregnancy - I was MIA moving and am just getting back to blogging... I used to follow as "Marissa Nicole - Married to a Med Student"
Good luck this weekend - looking forward to hearing how it went!