Susan G. Komen 3-Day
Please support me as I take an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day? is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds raised by the Komen 3-Day help fund national research and large public health outreach programs. The remaining 25 percent helps fund local community and Affiliate support and outreach programs.
You may be wondering why I am walking 60 miles and raising a minimum of $2300 in donations. I am determined to meet this personal challenge because of a very special person. In 2005, my grandmother went in for a routine mammogram. 2 months later, she was doing a self exam and noticed a lump. After making an appointment to see her doctor and having a biopsy done, it was determined that she did indeed have breast cancer. In 2 months, she went from being cancer free to being diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. It was the most terrifying thing that our family has ever had to go through, and I don?t wish this heartache, unknowing and stress on anyone. Luckily she fought it and beat her cancer and now, in 2013, 8 years later, she is still cancer free. This cause is very important to me, and with my determination and your support, I know that I can do this!
These last 2 weeks have been harder for me then I thought they were going to be. I decided at the beginning of the month that I wanted to try walking 10 miles all at one time and to try and do it in under 3 hours. Well I did it! But it took a lot out of me. I ended up pushing myself a little too hard by running part of it and I ended up throwing my back out, for the first time. Needless to say, it was a very painful thing to go through, especially since I had never experienced that type of pain before. Doing anything hurt so badly!! Sleeping was probably the worst though because no matter what position I was in, it hurt!
That first week I ended up getting in almost 20 miles, and last week I got in about 10. I am finally feeling good enough to start walking again! I just need for this weather to start getting better here :(
by Ryan Caselton on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 6:27 PM CT
This week wasn't my greatest. Not only was it Spring Break week and my son was out of school, but my boyfriend was out of town for the week, plus we were out of town for 3 days. I did get 2 workouts in this week though so all was not lost.
I am noticing that I am getting a little quicker on how fast I am able to complete so many miles, so I'm seeing progress.
I walked a total of 5.78 miles this week. This next coming week I plan on definitely walking a lot more. So far for this current week, starting on 3/31 and today (Monday), I have already logged 6.15 miles! So I am getting back on track! :) I am hoping to walk between 30-40 miles this week!
by Ryan Caselton on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 4:08 PM CT
I have really started training for this walk this week. I am more determined then ever to not only get in shape (and possibly lose those extra 10 pounds I still have not be able to lose as part of my last 10 of 50 pounds lost!) but to fund raise and get donations for my walk. I think that I would be crushed if I trained this hard and it was all for nothing cause I couldn't walk it.
I have been reaching out not only locally to businesses in my area and places that I frequent, but I have been approached for fundraising ideas where people will donate a certain amount of sales for products sold. It really warms my heart that people want to see me succeed!!
This week isn't completely over yet, but already I have logged a total of 20.86 miles!! I am trying to walk at least 5 miles a day if not more! This walk really means a lot to me! I hope you will help support me and my goal! :) Thank you for all the support!
by Ryan Caselton on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 3:04 PM CT