The excitement for Patty in anticipation of the Komen 3-Day Walk grew as this last week passed. It seemed to be our main topic of conversation. Patty was a little nervous about walking 20 miles for three days in a row plus the possibility of rain in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, however, I don’t think there is anything that would get in her and Nicole’s way to keep them from walking.
It’s funny, I work strange hours with my new job and a few days each week I don’t stumble in until around 3:00 a.m. I always try to be as quiet as possible to not wake Patty… I’ll walk in the bedroom and whisper “I’m home honey.” Generally I’ll hear a “grunt” from Patty acknowledging my presence and that’s about it. Last night I walked in with my usual routine, whispered “I’m home honey” and she startled me with an alert voice asking “What time it?” I told her it was 2:45 a.m. and she responded “Good… I have an hour and a half to go!” 4:15 a.m. couldn’t come soon enough for her! Patty is not a morning person, but today, she was all about getting up and facing her walk. She reminded me of when I was a kid and my parents announced they were taking my sister and me to Disneyland the following morning. The excitement of the next day kept me awake all night! Patty and Nicole needed to be at the walk starting point by 6:00 a.m. then participate in a community stretch followed by the opening ceremonies. The walk officially started at 7:00 a.m.
I slept in until around 9 and Patty called minutes after I awoke. She sounded so excited! She just rambled about how awesome the event was and how happy she was that she and Nicole could participate together. She said there was more energy then you could ever imagine, women and men walkers dressed in wild pink clothing, boas, hats… you name it. She’s having the time of her life! She said she didn’t think there would be an issue for her to complete the 20 miles today. (We’ll see how she’s doing tonight!)
Unfortunately I’m not able to make it to the walk today as I’ve now come down with the cold that’s being passed around the family. I’ll do my best to be there tomorrow!
Here’s a couple of pictures she texted me of their adventure…
I’m not going to even bother asking who this guy is!
I’ll keep you posted on their walk as I hear more!