Saturday, November 24, 2007

Why we Crew

From one of my favorite multi-event walkers. She was my walking buddy in Boston in ’05 and has been with us in San Diego since ’03. Thank you, Pamela, for the kind words. We all appreciate them.


that job of motocrew must be totally exhausting! people who drive could care less about 4600 walkers raising money for a cause. they are busy with their hurried lives. hats off to the motocrew. and you guys come back year after year for the torture. me too! see you in Chicago, San Fran and San Diego next year.

feel free to forward this to the motocrew. we walkers appreciate you to no end.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lauren's 2007 Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk

My sister walked her 3rd Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in San Diego. Click the picture on the right to see the letter she sent to her supporters.

San Diego wrap-up

The problem with doing an event in your hometown is that, when it ends, you work like returns.

I am sorry for the delay in updating this and I know you are all waiting with bated breath. My phone died on event and I wasn't able to post during the event. Now, a full week later, I am finally getting around to posting.

This one picture says it all. In case you can't read it, these ladies walked with shirts that said "FΩck Cancer".

Overall, we had an awesome event. The little rain we experienced on Sunday was nothing compared to other cities and the walkers all took it in stride, if you will.

Make no mistake, the San Diego event is a tough walk. 20 miles day one and 21 miles day two with a ton of hills. If you are not from San Diego, you might think that this area is flat -- it is not. Trust me.

That said, walking along the beach cannot be beat. The walk also took us through Hillcrest and many other parts of Downtown before ending at Petco Park, the home of the SD Padres MLB team.

Once again this year, we enjoyed the support of the San Jose Bike Police.

On route, day 2, I met a special walker I had been looking for. The week before the walk, I was watching The Learning Channel's LA Ink, a tattoo show. On the show I saw, a young surfboard designer named Andrea who came in to get a tattoo to memorialize her best friend, Ally, who had just died of breast cancer. The tattoo is a full sleeve and very distinctive. Since she lived and surfed in Santa Monica, I thought I might see her in San Diego. Sure enough, here she is, walking all 60 miles for Ally.

Finally, all walkers were in Closing and another event was successfully completed. Over $12,000,000 raised! On this event, my special Pig was named Rosha by Linda, for Romy and Shannon, two lost friends.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Preparing for the big one

Tomorrow the San Diego 3-Day starts. The big one. Twice the size of most other cities. Watch out San Diego.

Here we come.
Walking down the street.
We get the funniest looks from,
Everyone we meet.

Hey Hey, we'll be walking!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Fantastic day in AZ

Once again the awesome walkers of Phoenix have turned a challenging event into a fantastic experience. Arizona heat is legendary, even this time of the year, but we have been blessed with moderate (by AZ standards) temperatures. The police support today in Gilbert and elsewhere was stellar.

Today we had a few challenges on our team, including on bicyclist who was hit by a car and taken to the hospital. We believe she is OK, but her bike is totaled. It is the risk we take to make the walkers safer.

Well, it is approaching 8pm and I am exhausted. Think I'll take a nap.... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, November 01, 2007

AZ is Pig-Ready

Thanks to Ali, Tracy and Rayann, my bike is now 3-Day-ready. If you don't remember Alison and Tracy, go back in this blog to 2004 to see them wearing Luanne on their heads. Thanks, ladies!

Crew Training, Phoenix-style

I think Alan is as tired of seeing me in class as I am hearing the How-to-Nextel speach. Next I will learn how to drink water and use a porta-potty. And not one Continuing Education Credit to be had.

Michael Landesman
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