Day 3 of the MS Challenge Walk is easy b/c it is only 10 miles. Believe me, 10 miles seems like nothing after walking 20 miles each of the prior days. Don't forget to read about Day 1 and Day 2.
The Bean Team was packed up and ready to go bright and early on Sunday morning! Isn't our cabin so cute? We were in a different one this year than we've been in for the past few years. It was basically the same as our other cabin and really the most important thing isn't the cabin it is getting a bottom bunk (b/c who really wants to climb up to a top bunk after walking 20 miles!?)
|Photo credit: top left Susan Howard, bottom left Andrew Child, bottom middle Zach Child|
It is the pre-finish line b/c it is where we all gather so that we can all finish together. So we hang out at this school and eat lunch. It is a big bbq and it is SO good. We get our shirts - orange for people w/ MS and blue for everyone else. We then load the school buses and head to Hyannis. We walk down Main St. in Hyannis for a parade to the real finish line. It is awesome. My nieces, brother and dad were sitting on the sidewalk waiting for us to walk by in the parade!
Rachel. She followed me on IG by doing a hashtag search a few months ago. I followed her back and we've been "talking" on IG since then. We FINALLY got to meet at the finish line!
Tom in the top right photo and Betsy in the bottom left photo are both high school friends (Jenn went to the same high school too). So we all know each other from when we were younger and reconnected at the Challenge Walk! (Tom walks for his sister who is also Betsy's best friend - she lives in FL).
The bottom right photo is Julie, a fellow model at Fashion Plates!
|Photo credit: top photo Dan Young|
Peyton and Ella were SO excited to see Jenn. They wanted nothing to do w/ me but I did convince Peyton to pose for a pic w/ me! They both made us really cute signs too which was super sweet! Oh and aren't the shirts I made them cute!?
My family then went across the street to grab a bite to eat and a celebratory drink!
It was an awesome weekend. It was so much better than last year in terms of how I felt. I did it last year w/ hardly any traininging. This year I trained more and felt great. I really didn't think I would feel as good as I did (b/c I didn't train as much as I thought I should) but I guess it was enough! It is hard work and it is tiring but it isn't impossible. If I can do it w/ MS anyone can do it! And the great thing is if you can't walk all 50 you can walk what you can. Plenty of people do what they can and get a ride if they need one. It is such a supportive community and we all do what we can to contribute!
So I can now close the book on the 2013 MS Challenge Walk. I've written and mailed all of my thank you notes and I've blogged about all 3 days!!!!!!
THANK YOU! Thanks so much for all of your support. So many bloggers made donations to me and that is totally awesome. This community of bloggers is fantastic. I love getting emails, tweets, FB messages and texts from all of you. You encouraged me to walk each mile and I couldn't have done it w/o your support. xoxo
And now the fundraising begins for 2014. Just kidding. I'm taking a break for a few months. But registration is open and I have a coupon code for $50 off. Soooooooo if you are thinking of joining us now is a really good time to register. For just $25 bucks you get a fabulous weekend w/ me! Ha! No really it is such a fun time and we would love to have you as a walker or crew member.