Five Days

Five days from now I will arrive at Memorial Stadium in downtown Seattle to embark on a 60 mile journey to end breast cancer. I'm nervous but stoked at the same time!
I'm breaking out my old lanyard from 2007

This weekend had been about preparing my gear, staging the packing, and running around Target like a woman possessed to get the blister kit refreshed.

All the necessities for a successful walk: Camelback, Blister Kit, Shower Kit, Advil, socks, x-large Ziploc bags, duct tape, and leis

Things in my pack:
The camelback for water and to hold on the route essentials. Extra layers, snacks, camera and first aid/blister kit.
Duct Tape: It's not what you think it's for, duct tape is amazing at holding your feet together when they are ready to just abandon your body.
X-large Ziploc Bags: pack each days clothes in them that way you won't have to dig, everything is in one place AND you have a bag to put the dirty ones in at the end of the day.
Face Clothes & Deodorant: I don't think I have to explain the deodorant but the face washcloths are an essential. Nothing feels better at mile 15 than being able to wipe sweat and grime off your face. It's a refreshing pick me up.
Camera: To catch all the memories!
Lei's: To go with the Tutu's that I need to get busy making!

One might say that three boxes of blister patches is overkill.
That same one didn't see my feet at the end of the 3-Day in 2007. I had so many blister patches on them it looked like I stuck my foot in a pond of albino leeches.
I've got enough to cover my feet and my teammates.

The Flamingo headband was handed out by the Woodland Park Zoo promoting the Flamingos arriving in 2008. They are a bit creepy now, some of the feathers have disappeared and each are missing an eye. I think I'll leave them at home this year.
I'm excited.
I'm excited to be walking with Alyssa and Tami again.
I think they are excited to walk with me again...
We've been talking a lot about what we are going to wear.
I think day 3 is going to be a fun day to see us, for those of you in the area and want to come out and cheer us along day 3 starts near Husky Stadium and we wind our way thru Seattle. Day three is the most emotional day I believe. At least it was for me six years ago.

If you live in the Seattle Area come out and cheer all of us on! Everyone loves it!
Friday, September 20
8:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Mile 6.7
Park on the Lid
I-90 Trail and 72nd Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Mile 20.1
Idylwood Park...
3650 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE (A-Frame Picnic Shelter just before pit stop)
Redmond, WA 98052

Saturday, September 21
8:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Mile 6.7
Heritage Park
125 Waverly Way
(west end of park)
Kirkland, WA 98033

11:10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Mile 16.6
Grasslawn Park
14400 Old Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Sunday, September 22
8:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m., Mile 6.2
Ballard Locks
3015 54th Street NW
Seattle, WA 98107

10:50 a.m. – 1:50 p.m., Mile 12.2
Elliot Bay Trail Parking Lot
W. Galer Street & Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98119

Closing ceremonies are at Memorial Stadium downtown Seattle and start to 4:30 on 09/22!!
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