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We Did It!

July 25, 2011

This past weekend, Julia, Alex and myself (along with two people who are very dear to us but are not directly affiliated with the Avanti) participated in the Susan G Komen 3Day for the Cure and walked 50+ miles* through extreme heat to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer research.  If you want the honest truth, our journey was not too dissimilar to Frodo and Sam’s quest to Mordor- the heat was unbearable, our packs were heavy, and our feet were so so tired!  But we completed our mission and did our part to make the world a more beautiful place, and that’s all that matters!

First things first: Here is the one photo I took on our quest:

Susan G Komen 3Day, Avanti Salon, ShoesBy the middle of day two, I was so tired of these sneakers I could have cried.  For a shoe fanatic such as myself, being limited to a single pair of sneakers was incredibly upsetting, and I went through sever high-heel withdrawal by the end of the second day.  But there are far bigger problems in the world than tiring of your sneakers**, so I will stop complaining.

Please know, dear reader, that it was our great intention to post many wonderful photos from our journey, but we didn’t get the chance to because:
1) it was way too hot. A heat index of 107 degrees makes every motion extremely difficult, even if it’s as simple and snapping a photo.
2) we all looked terrible (sweat, tears, misery!).  Except Julia.  She always looks good!
3) if we stopped walking for even 2 minutes we never would have mustered up the energy to start again. Trust us- it’s better that there is no photographic evidence of this walk, for it was a very unattractive three days!

Thank you to everyone who donated to our walk and, more importantly, to this terrific cause!  We are so thankful to have you in our lives and so thankful to be able to throw our sneakers into the back of our closets and ignore them until 2012!


*Generally, on the three day walk participants walk 60 miles.  Due to the heat on Friday, the organization closed the course early and our team was only able to walk 10 miles.  As you can imagine, this was both disappointing and greatly relieving.

**Like Breast Cancer, for instance.

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