Tag Archives: Candy Coburn

I am the Energizer Bunny®!

24 Jul

Today, I am nominating myself to be the Energizer Bunny®. 21.2 miles today and I started the day with a big blister on each foot, some tenderness in my left foot, and a pulled muscle in my right thigh. At Pit 2  I got my thigh wrapped with an Ace bandage which helped a lot. The med crew told me that I need to pay careful attention to the tenderness in my foot because if I overwork it I could give myself a stress fracture. So I walked alone today, paying close attention to how I was feeling, stopping to stretch whenever I needed to, and taking my shoes off at every Pit. Even with the new pains, today’s walk went MUCH better than yesterday’s did.

Day 2 is usually the hardest of the 3 days because it’s the longest walk and you’re already tired from Day 1. The first 5 miles today were the worst of the 21, and after I worked out my soreness from yesterday I was good to go. I hope you’ve all been enjoying my tweets along the way. I’m still using my Energizer® Energi-To-Go portable charger every time I turn my phone on at a Pit. My phone would be dead at 1pm if I didn’t have it. I highly recommend getting one if you use your phone a lot or travel often, and you can win one here!

We had some REALLY great cheering stations today. I walked through what I think had to have been the longest cheering station I’ve ever seen. It just kept going and going and literally brought me to tears thinking about the number of people that this walk affects. Every time I think about the money that this event raises, and how many people who see us walk that maybe gets involved in some way, I tear up. It’s overwhelming to be thanked over and over for walking and raising money, because the Thank You’s are so sincere, and they’re sincere because it’s personal. The support is amazing.

And tonight, Candy Coburn performed for us! It was SO cool!! She sang a bunch of her songs, and a Janice Joplin song, and of course she sang “Pink Warrior”!! She’s super cool and down to earth and came out into the crowd and had members of the audience finish lyrics of popular classic rock songs. She’s currently in the 3-Day Shop taking pictures with and signing CD’s for walkers. It was AWESOME! Check out the video I took of  “Pink Warrior”!

I’m really excited for tomorrow’s walk; there’s an energy among all of the walkers knowing that the finish line gets closer and closer with every step. If you’re in the Boston area tomorrow and are looking for something to do after the walk, there’s an unofficial post-race party at The Lansdowne Pub from 6-9pm. There will be over $8,800 in raffle prizes, a live performance by B-Suite Band and a special performance by The Boston Babydolls!

I hope that if you’re in the Boston area tomorrow, that you’ll come and cheer us on or check out Closing Ceremony! Here are the cheering stations:

7:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Shaw’s Supermarket
699 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

9:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Boston Public Garden
(between Paul Revere and Swan Boats)
Commonwealth & Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02127

And Closing Ceremony is at the University of Massachusetts in Dorcester. Here we go, Day 3!!

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Race for the Cure 2010!

29 May

Only 1 week away from the 17th Annual Komen Connecticut Race for the Cure! Last year I volunteered for Race Day and it was an unbelievable experience. I can’t wait for next Saturday and to be sharing photos on Facebook and tweeting for Komen from the event! I’ll also be running the 5k (my first barefoot race!!) so I apologize in advance for the blurry photos I’ll be posting and the mis-spelled tweets!

Check out this awesome video made by my friend Helder from Rabbit Ears Media. The pictures are from the 2009 Race for the Cure and the song is “Pink Warrior” by Candy Coburn.