20 September 2011

Photos from Avon Walk Santa Barbara 2011

Opening Ceremony - 6:00 a.m.  We're ready!

 Here are photos of our amazing weekend at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer 2011.  We walked 39.3 miles in two days.  The photos are out of order, but I put captions. You'll get an idea of what it's like from them.
Basically, it's set up so that Friday evening, you check in at Event Eve.  Turn in any last checks you may have received, take photos, get pumped up.
Day 1:  Opening Ceremony - Walk 26 miles (full marathon) and spend the evening in the Wellness Village
Day 2:  Walk 13 miles (half marathon).  Closing Ceremony.

In between you make a lot of memories, feel the hope and love of those around you, and feel that you really can make a difference.  Enjoy!

Getting started at 7:00 a.m.  We were a sea of pink as far as the eye could see!

Lunch stop at mile 10.6.  Sandwiches and a chance to sit!
Last year's cheerleaders returned.  Their wives were walking again this year!

Ani at event eve, writing out her sign.  I'm so blessed!

Our packs with the names we carry with us.
I'm a little slower in the morning than Ani.  She's telling me to hurry and pack it up.  We need to hit day two at 7:30 a.m.!

Event Eve photo....at check in

Tent City.  New pink tents.  This is where we sleep

Day 2 lunchtime.  Assessing our wounds.

Killer blister. 

Amazing celebration potluck picnic from my family and friends!

At closing ceremony with the other survivors!
Ani, comfy in her coccoon - Morning two

A hug from my baby sister!! 

Still smiling at mile 39.3!!! At the finish line

1 comment:

Sonig :) said...

forspeMore "pink" power to you!!