Like the thousands of other like-minded San Diegans, it's the story of another individual ready to blister up and struggle through a 60-mile weekend waltz to help cure - once and for all - breast cancer in our lifetime.
Before everything got started, there was a great crowd even at 6am. Although it was early - very early - everyone was in a fantastic mood.
I was lucky enough to run into a couple of colleagues, Kimberly King who was doing some live shots this morning. . .and of course the "Grande Dame" of these walks, Barbara-Lee Edwards. She had lots of good tips this morning.
One group that wasn't walking but was volunteering was the San Jose Police Department. They ride bicycles along the route to keep people "in line" so to speak, and they actually take vacation time from their regular work to do this. . .which is so great!
I ran into Molly from Carlsbad, who has been reading my Komen participant blogs and we walked together for about two hours. I bored her with my many long and winded stories, but she was nice enough to keep pace with me and listen. Her husband and two kids were at every cheering section, which was so nice to see!
Along the way, there were already some preparations for Day 2 tomorrow, although this has nothing to do with walking. Just the RAIN.
What was most impressive were the locals - both private citizens and shop owners - who showed their support with all kinds of treats and water. Everywhere this was the case. So inspiring.
After 20 miles, here was a great sight to see - the finish line!
And I was checked into camp. #41 today, although I won't be keeping up that pace tomorrow I am sure. Now to get ready for tonight's weathercast.