Friday: Go to bed around 8ish
Saturday: Get up around 4ish. Tiptoe around getting dressed.
Drive into NY and park car near the pier at W 44th Street.
Drop gear at gear truck, fill water bottles, eat some breakfast, attend Avon Walk opening
ceremony while refusing to woohoo.
Walk. Stop at rest stops along the way to pee a lot. Stop for lunch. Keep walking. Maybe
talk to some other walkers. Maybe not. Look around. Do a lot of mental writing.
26.2 miles later, arrive at Wellness Village. Collect gear from gear truck. Set up tent, if Boy/Girl
Scouts have not already done so for me. Set up sleeping bag.
Take shower in shower truck. AAAAAHHHHH
Take yoga class if not too crowded.
Wrap self in about 40 layers of clothes, crawl into tent, fall asleep instantly.
Sunday: Get up 6ish. Get dressed, disassemble tent, drop it and gear off at trucks.
Start walking again, VERY slowly.
13.1 miles later, return to yesterday's starting point.
Probably do not wait around for closing ceremony. Get my t-shirt. Collect my gear. Walk
to parking lot, retrieve car. Drive home.
If I sound less than excited, it's because this is my tenth year doing this, the routine doesn't change, and I'm just a teeny, tiny bit bored with it. I'm fine with the six months of fundraising and training walks, but the Grand Event ... I mean, when all is said and done, walking is just walking, you know? I'm proud to have raised about $20,000 for breast cancer research and prevention over the past ten years. I just think that I might be ready for a year off in 2013.
Have a great weekend yourself. And if you don't have to, don't get up at 4:00.