Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Walking Tour

When the Spicy Chicken and I set out on for our 10 mile training walk last Saturday morning I was not intending on creating a photographic pictorial of our journey.  After the first mile, however, I realized it would be a great opportunity to photograph the town we live in that I love so much and document our morning together (these days those seem to be few and far between).  I am not a photographer nor do I pretend to be.  I do, however, love taking photos and playing around with Instagram. So, despite the fact that it slowed us down a little and it might have started to drive SC crazy after awhile, I, at least, had a ton of fun.  

Below are a few of the pics I took throughout Cville and UVA Grounds.  You can find me on Instagram under  amyeastlack if you want to see the rest.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Goal Attained

I'm happy to report that as of today, October 8, my last day to raise the required $2300 for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, I have not only met my goal but exceeded it! I'm so grateful to my friends and family who have not only stepped up and given monetarily, but have been an immense source of moral and physical support (some even taking 5+ mile walks with me!). 

Training for something like this you spend a lot of time on the road with your own thoughts. I will admit that on several occasions I had the thought "Is this really going to make a difference?"  Inevitably on those days I would come home to find a donation had been made to my account by someone who didn't even know Chrissy but wanted to support me, or someone who knew Chrissy and wanted to honor her memory, or someone who had lost a loved one to cancer. That was all I needed to know that this is indeed going to make a difference. If this changes the fate of just one person it's worth every blister, every minute, every mile.

I was fortunate to be asked to be a guest on 1070 WINA radio this weekend, where I got the opportunity to talk about Chrissy, Charlottesville's commitment to breast cancer, and the importance of taking care of ourselves. Three of my passions all in one six-minute radio spot - how lucky am I?  If you weren't up at 7:30am on Saturday (because let's face it, I wouldn't have been!) you can hear my interview with the fabulous Wendy Edwards via podcast on WINA's website here

I will be updating my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts throughout each day so that you can see the who, what, where and why of my journey.  I'm sure there will be lots of interesting things to see and say! 

PS If you'd like to make a donation it's not too late - just click here.