Thursday, July 22, 2010

The 3 Day 2010

In a little over 24 hours I will begin my 4th Komen 3 Day for the Cure.

60 Miles in 3 Days.

It's a freaking blast. And I can't help but feel there is something wrong with looking forward to punishing your body in this way, LOL.

It's hard, but you get so much emotional feedback and bonding it's worth it. To be part of something that does so much---that even symbolically represents so much hope to others. So you are hot, sore, and tired. So you get a blister. Women facing cancer deal with much more. This event is like a giant spa weekend without the sauna and cucumbers. Why this ended up touching me so much, I'm not sure. I have some peripheral connections. My Nana had a double mastectomy at a time where that's all they did. And even with today's advances, I want more for my and my daughter's future.

One of the most vivid memories from my first walk was of a woman drawing her vacant brows on with a pencil after a shower. And here I do it out of vanity because I over-plucked. All I know is Friday morning over 2000 crazy women---and men will have raised over $5 million to fund mammograms and research for a disease that has the nerve to afflict you for all intensive purposes because of the glands you possess and hormones you secrete. And it's a giant 3 Day celebration.

There are designated places to cheer us on:

Friday, July 23:

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
St. Paul's Church
502 Washington St.
Wellesley MA 02482

12:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Yolandas parking lot
355 SR-60 Waverly Oaks Rd.
Waltham, MA 02452

Saturday, July 24:

7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Robbins Farm Park
51 Eastern Ave.
Arlington MA 02476

9:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
YMCA-Greater Boston Area:
North Suburban Family Branch
138 Lexington St.
Woburn MA 01801

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parker Field Playground
81 Worthen Rd.
Lexington MA 02420

Sunday, July 25:

7:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Shaw's Supermarket
699 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge MA 02138

8:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139

9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Boston Public Garden
(between Paul Revere and Swan Boats)
Commonwealth & Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02127

If you think you might come, text me to get an idea what time Wendy and I should be getting to each location.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was an excellent break to the blog drought. Can't believe this is the 4th year! Good luck & keep hydrated!

-- magnoliajem