Sunday was the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.
I completed the whole 26.2 mile route in 10 hours. I walked with my father-in-law and as we crossed the finish line he said “Now you have a personal best for the Boston Marathon course. Who cares how long it took! Not many people can say they’ve done that!” I was ready to cry (tears of joy).
It was an amazing experience & I’m so glad I did it! Hopkinton to Boston – and all the cities & towns in between.
Curing cancer is a cause everyone can get behind. It was inspiring to see all the teams walking – each with their own personal connection that brought them to walk day.
Every mile marker has a picture & story of someone who has fought cancer at Dana-Farber. It’s tradition for walkers to touch every mile marker as they pass it, as a way of passing on hope to the person pictured.
My husband surprised me at the finish line with a bouquet of flowers. He purposely chose blue & yellow flowers because they’re the colors for the Boston Athletic Association. (BAA manages the Boston Marathon.)
I earned 42 Weight Watchers Activity Points Plus values for the 26.2 mile walk.
I’m still short of my fundraising goal so if anyone is interested in making a donation, my personal fundraising page is http://www.jimmyfundwalk.org/2014/daniellekempe