Last weekend I traveled by a different mode than normal. While I usually fly most weeks, last week I walked …. and walked . . . and walked. I participated in a 39-Mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in San Francisco. There are no Avon Walks in Orlando, so for the past two years I have flown to a different city to participate. I wasn't the only one to fly in — there were walkers from 42 states! My girlfriend Laura walked in this event as well, and she's from Montana. So Laura and I count for two of the 42 states.
The walk was 26 miles on Saturday, starting at Golden Gate Park, heading through the Presidio, over the Golden Gate Bridge (totally covered by fog in the morning), down and around into Sausalito, up into Mill Valley, and then back again to end at the Presidio. On Sunday, the remaining 13 miles were in the hilly streets of San Francisco. There were several streets that I didn’t think I’d make it to the top, but I did. There were people cheering us on at many locations throughout the walk, which kept up the motivation to keep on walking. There were about 2,800 walkers with $6million being raised in the fight against breast cancer.
Pictures of the trek, starting with Friday’s registration and ending at the closing ceremony on Sunday are at http://tinyurl.com/AvonWalkSF2009. Click the Slideshow button (upper right side) and you’ll see the story of this weekend.
Laura and I are all signed up for next year’s Avon Walk in Washington D.C. on May 1 & 2. We’d love for you to join us!