Tuesday, December 22, 2009

raising money and a really long walk

So yesterday I was reading an article in my most recent Sunset magazine about a guy who retraced John Muir's trek to Yosemite. He was able to take 5 weeks of life off from his real life and go on this "walkabout". I was kind of jealous reading his story. For some reason I want to go on a really long walk/hike like that. I am not sure why, but I think I would just like the adventure.

Meanwhile I am trying to come up with new ways for our family to give back to society. Now that the girls are a bit older it is easier to do little things here and there together. Julia and I have raised funds and walked the AIDS walk in Orange County several times. This Christmas season, along with family and friends, we were able to adopt a family in our town and put together an entire Christmas meal and gifts. The girls helped wrap some of the presents and pack the food. My friend Julie and her girls, along with my girls, were able to deliver the assortment to the recipients home across town. I really want to have them do more hands on helping. I will work on that.

Back to the walk, today I signed up to raise money and walk 60 miles over 3 days. I am doing the Susan G. Komen 3-day walk for breast cancer in San Diego. I need to raise $2,300 in order to do so. I have my work cut out for me, but luckily I have 333 more days to raise it. I have some ideas, though, and I hope I can get the girls involved, too.

I am looking forward to exercising more, which is much needed, being outdoors, meeting new people, and giving back even it is just a small amount in the grand scheme of things.

I have created a new blog to talk about my journey in preparation for the walk from November 19 - 21, 2010.

3 Days and 60 Miles

1 comment:

khilts4 said...

i did that very same 3-day walk in minneapolis in sept '04. after participating with some extremely inspirational women and men AND lots and lots of blisters, i'm glad i did it. good luck!