Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another Breast Cancer Angel‏

My Pink Soles in Motion team member sent this email today:

"A friend of my family (close to my Mom) daughter Carrie passed away on Tuesday, from breast cancer. My Mom was part of her caregiver's group.

Carrie was diagnosed right after her 2nd daughter's birth. Living in the Houston area, her doctors, treament and surgery have all been at M.D. Anderson. She was a brave, beautiful, courageous Mom. Carrie's youngest daughter will be 5 in June.

I feel so sad. I also feel more driven than ever to raise funds and participate in the 3-day. Carrie's battle is over, but each of ours to "make a difference" has just begun."

I think this says it all. We will walk mile after mile and year after year to find a cure!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BBQ Cook Off for the Cure!

This past weekend Pink Soles in Motion along with the huge support of North Texas Harley Davidson put on an amazing fundraiser. We ended up with 36 teams in our BBQ Cook Off!

I had the pleasure of being there bright and early Saturday morning to help serve the cookers breakfast. I made the coffee and I didn’t hear any complaints but then again I’m not sure how many people actually drank it. I was so amazed at the number of cookers that brought their own RV’s and tents and made their own breakfast and coffee. One team even brought their pool table.

After breakfast I helped dump trash. It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it and I say why not me:) Next, it was on to setting up food tents and getting everything organized and before I knew it, it was time to start the judging and serving lunch.

I was able to get some of my family and friends to volunteer to be judges. I was a little nervous that they wouldn’t have any fun and wonder why I got them into this but when it was all said and done they were eager to sign up and do it again tomorrow. I’m so thankful to them for helping me and my team and I’m glad they were able to come out and meet some of my fellow teammates.

This was my first BBQ Cook Off but I must say, even though my feet hurt from standing on them all day and my back and arms ached from carrying trash and setting up tents, that it was a huge success. Sign me up for next year!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My friend Kim and her mom

One of my best friends from high school, Kim, recently told me that her mom’s ovarian cancer was back and that she was no longer receiving treatment and was at peace with the decision. It breaks my heart as I know exactly what Kim and her family are going through. My mom lost her battle with the same disease back in 2000. Follow her story at Julie Collins. She has been through so much and has fought so hard. I am keeping her and her family in my prayers.

Not that I need any reminding as to why I continue to walk each year but it sure does reinforce my decision.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Official 3 day training kick off

I'm typing this on my blackberry so I hope this works.

This morning I met 5 of my PSIM teammates to kick off the training season. The 3Day and New Balance sponsored a 3 mile walk. Einstein Bagels gave us bagel bites. They are so good:) 3 miles was a piece of cake. I'm ready for the weeks ahead! Go Team.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day and training

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and for me it kind of sneaks up on me and passes. The day brings about sadness at first because my mom isn’t here for me to celebrate with but then I think about all the great things she taught me and all the good times we had and it helps get me through the day. I did take a short two mile walk with my mom yesterday, just me and her. I think she would have liked that because I know I did. It helped me to get focused on the training and fundraising I have ahead of me.

This is the week I get serious about training. My teammate Tracy and I are going to start walking (she’s running) in the mornings. Tracy is training for her 2nd marathon at the end of October but will be walking with Kristin and I in DC the beginning of October. Tracy and I live in different time zones so I kind of get the short end of the stick. Her 6am is my 5am but in the grand scheme of things what is another hour of sleep when you are fighting for a cure for cancer! Tracy and I find that if we train together we hold each other accountable. If you know the other person is getting up and counting on you to be there chances are you aren’t going to let each other down. She is such an awesome friend and teammate.

Link to Tracy’s marathon Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Blog

So I’ve decided that typing my blog on my own website was not very efficient especially if I want to update it from somewhere else besides my own computer. I was basically typing the HTML code and uploading it to the website’s server host. Obviously, if I want to be the Energizer Bunny Blogger for Dallas I have to have access to my blog anytime and anyplace. My next step is to figure out how to blog from my Blackberry. I know it’s possible but one step at a time.

My blog page needs help and I have to figure out how to do that now. I need to make it pretty:)

Monday, May 3, 2010


My PSIM Teammate Amy sent me an email today that said “I saw this and thought of you instantly.” I got so excited that I’m not sure I got much work done the rest of the day. It was an advertisement from Energizer looking for Bloggers for the 2010 Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure! Of course they have to pick me first as they only pick one from each location but I figure I have just as good of a shot as anyone else! So I’ll submit my information and see what happens. Keep your fingers crossed!