Monday, March 16, 2009

The countdown is on

Our grand finale hike is getting closer. How can I tell?
Well first, there’s the paperwork through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The first packet of paper is the re-commitment forms and once we sign those documents, there’s no turning back, It means that we are taking on this challenge for sure, that we will reach our fundraising goal.
There are no excuses.
Come hell or high water we will have $2,900 by May 9.
The second step is the timing of our mile by our hike coach Craig.
He will time how long it takes us to hike one mile and that will help him determine our stamina and strength for the big Grand Canyon hike.
(My timing will take place this Saturday at 7 a.m. on get this, yep Camelback Mountain – surprise, surprise…must be karma!)
That timing will determine if we are indeed prepared for the 12.2 mile hike (plus an additional 2 miles around the rim) on the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point.
Note to Craig: we might not appear like hiking machines at first glance, but trust me we’ll be ready. There’s no doubt in my mind that we can do it. Don’t let our pink backpacks or cute snazzy hiking shoes fool you. We’re slowly molding ourselves into professionals.
The rest of the paperwork makes us list any health conditions and also pick what kind of sandwich we would like to eat in the Grand Canyon. I’m going with Turkey and Provolone. That sounds like a winner doesn’t it? Yum.
Okay, that's it's back to training on the mountains.


  1. Good luck on Camelback! I know you'll do great!

  2. Camelback shmamelback - you're ready for the challenge. Good luck!