Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ready Or Not

The MS Challenge Walk is one day away.  ONE DAY!  This evening I will be driving to the Cape for the opening event.  Tomorrow I will be walking 20 miles.  Then another 20 on Saturday.  Then 10 more on Sunday.  Then Monday I will stay in bed all day long (or maybe get up for a massage).

To say I am scared is putting it lightly.  I'm nervous.  I'm excited.  What if I can't do it?  What if I have a MS flare? What if, what if, what if?

Sometimes I just have to make my brain stop.  Stop thinking.  So what if I can't do it - all.  Nobody said I'm REQUIRED to walk ALL 50 miles.  So I've accepted the fact that I may not be able to do it all.  And that is OK!  I will certainly try to do all 50 but I will not put my health at risk just to say I did it all.  I will do what my body allows me to do.

So to distract myself from the upcoming event I've been shopping.  I love shopping.  It is a great way to procrastinate from what I really need to be doing - like training.  At least I'm walking in the malls.  Ha!

Everyone needs lululemon padded socks at 14 bucks a pair right!?  Seriously someone please tell me these socks will change my life (aka prevent blisters) so I will feel ok about spending so much money on them.  Well actually I had a gift card so I didn't pay for them.  But you know what I mean.  It is a lot of money for socks.  I hope the extra padding gives me a spring in my step (or steps)!

Since I still have money left on my gift card after the socks purchase I had to have a lululemon headband.  I hear these are the best.  I hope it works to keep all those little stray hairs out of my face.  At 12 bucks I didn't think this was too bad of a deal.  Anyone have one?

I borrowed this "fanny pack" from my cousin Meghan and I'm glad I'll have it.  Not only does it hold 2 water bottles but it has that pouch in the middle for other stuff - i.e. chap stick, camera, iPhone, band-aids, etc.  I wore it on my last walk and it wasn't too heavy so I think this will be a great addition.  {And I'll be using my iPhone to send out updates on FB and Twitter!}

These are my 2 favorite water bottles that I will be using.  The camelbak is awesome and I love it.  The other is from The Ride.  I got it when I saw the movie/met Phil Keoghan (host on Amazing Race).  I figured if he can ride his bike cross country I can walk 50 miles.  This water bottle will be just one source of inspiration!

I saved the best for last!  The Bean Team will be wearing hot pink and looking good!  We had these shirts made and they came out really cute.  I took advantage of our team being only girls and went for pink!  I don't think my Boston Walk male team members would ever go for it so this was my chance!

I also bought some new shorts and capri pants b/c depending on the weather I will have options!  I'm sure I will way overpack as I always do!  Keeping my fingers crossed for great weather and NO RAIN!

Please, please, please keep Jenn and I in your thoughts and prayers this weekend.  We would love to hear from you so feel free to send me texts, tweets, FB messages and emails.

For anyone that would still like to donate you can do so here.

Thanks again to all of my donors.  I wouldn't have been able to participate without each of you!


  1. Good luck Jodi! I hope the weather stays beautiful for you.

  2. Good luck! I will be thinking of you- such an amazing thing you're doing!