Monday, April 15, 2013

My Blisters Have Blisters...

Worn Monday, April 15

Jeans, Handbag-Target/Sweater, Flats-Old Navy/Jewelry-F21, Black Sheep, Shopbop

This outfit was styled out of a necessity for comfort for a day of errands and carpool. 

 The one important part of this outfit you cannot see is my toes and the bottoms of my feet.  You might be wondering why this is significant...that each toe has a blister and they are extremely whole body is sore.  All my body aches are for a good reason.  Yesterday was my longest training walk yet, 8 miles, for the Avon 2-Day Walk For Breast Cancer I will be participating in June 1st and 2nd.  I will be walking a total of 27 miles over the course of two days...saying it out loud like that does not make it sound as bad as my poor throbbing toes think it is.  I think I am in pretty good shape...I work out 3 or 4 times per week...3 miles of intervals on the treadmill, followed by an hour of weights on two of the days.  But, the walking at 15:30 minute mile pace, for 8 miles is exhausting....I a can only imagine how "fun" 13 miles per day is going to be.
It is all worth it...the money I raise will be managed and disbursed by the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade to help provide access to care for those who most need it fund educational programs and accelerate research into new treatments and potential cures. who will walk up to 39.3 miles over I know I talk about it a lot, but, breast cancer prevention is a issue that is near and dear to my heart, and should be important to all women out there! My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and again in 2002. Then in 2003, it was determined that I had the BRCA1 genetic mutation. In 2010, at age 34, I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. I am a previvor....for me,  my mom, and my sons!!

I hate to admit this, but I am behind on my fundraising.  I signed up for the walk a few months ago and have been preoccupied by the job search, the subsequent nursing school applications/admittance and the daily joys of my two little men to focus on my fundraising, so now I am doing a big push...mailing out letters and emails.  I cannot realistically send a letter to all of my blog friends asking for help, but I would be honored if you could donate anything...even just a dollar...I hate asking you all, but it is for a good cause!!

Just check out my fundraising page!!

Thanks...I appreciate any support you can give...the blisters on my feel also appreciate your support!!


Style Journey said...

The pain is well worth the end result though! Good luck with the walk. That is amazing :)

Emily said...

Love this look and I have all of the exact pieces!

Tiffany said...

You are amazing!! I can't imagine walking such a distance. It will feel so good to have such an accomplishment under your belt!

LyddieGal said...

I love the mint/burgundy combo!
Good luck with your fundraising and the walk - I'm sure it won't be so bad, as long as your current blisters heal before then!
Chic on the Cheap

Mimi said...

Wow, thats incredible, good for you for doing the walk and for taking charge of your own health ! I am happy to donate, its not a lot but every bit helps right? I'm visiting your page now. Good luck!

J. said...

Wow, you are amazing! And you look fabulous on top of all that!