January 23, 2009
I was listening to our Mayor, Tom Henry, give a speech to a group of business leaders this past week & I found myself inspired by this direct yet simple motto. "Dream bigger than others believe possible". I found it not only inspiring for my Fort Wayne community but also for myself personally. After all, isn't that what we're doing when we say we're going to CURE breast cancer? When we take those BOLD steps (many of us for the first time) we are saying that our dreams are bigger than anything breast cancer can take away from us.
Just three short weeks ago, I decided to let myself dream pretty big by signing up for the 3Day. Some people have called me crazy & others courageous but what I know is that it's time I start dreaming BIGGER than I have before. Why should a woman who is 100 pounds over weight, who hates working out, and LOVES chocolate ever walk 60 miles??? The answer is simple. Dreaming small for herself & others is OVER & it's time to unleash the possibilities of change! The amazing part is that every 3 Day participant & supporter alike will prove just how possible it is to DREAM BIG just by being a part of this awesome event. When we cross that finish line we'll be ready to take on the next big dream & believe in the possibilities of what the world has to offer. What an amazing day that will be!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
"Dream bigger than others believe possible"
Posted by Michelle at 11:24 AM
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Michelle, BRAVO!! I took that challenge last year even though I had great fears about being able to do so (I'm overweight, never did a thing athletic before in my life, how will family manage, etc). It was one of the best experiences of my life. Training all the miles you have to train (and you HAVE to train) will make the walk experience better than you might imagine. The event itself is so amazing and wonderful, you will be hooked for life.ReplyDelete
You don't have to be an athlete to have the passion to complete the 3-Day. Go girl!ReplyDelete
I agree with everything Anonymous said. I walked in Cleveland last year for the first time. I was 100 lbs overweight too. And there were some people who were even heavier than me walking. It can be done! This year I am looking forward to walking and weighing 100 lbs less. I attended lots of training walks and met lots of great people who sustained me during the walk. If I can do it, you can do it!ReplyDelete
last year I walked in Tampa and I can say ... you have NO IDEA how big it really is! It will be one of the most amazing things you've ever done! YOU ... WILL... NOT... BE .. SORRY! I will be looking for you ... I've signed up again to walk in Tampa.. I'll be walking with the Hot Pink Olives in 2010 and I can't wait!ReplyDelete
One suggestion.. if you are not on a team.. join one! It will help!
Thanks Guys !!! I will alo be doing my first walk in Tampa . I also was thinking How am I going to do this but after reading I am more excited to do it !! Go Pink Goal !!ReplyDelete
your goal is so great well i am not a small girl myself and a survivor of stge 3 breast almost 13 years ago. i want to thank each ands everyone of you for walking.ReplyDelete
blessings to you all
Amen!!! I too am doing my first walk in Philly....big dreams....ReplyDelete
Michelle...you can do it. Do all the training...don't skip a day or it will become a slippery slope. I'm on my 4th Breast Cancer 3-Day and can't wait to start checking off the days as done on the 24 week training schedule (found in the handbook). It will be worth it.ReplyDelete
Michelle, I love that quote! "Dream bigger than others believe possible". I'm doing my irst (of probably many) 3-day in boston MA July 23-35 for my 30th birthday. like you, I am about 50 lbs overweight, and would walk 60 miles in a year <> can't wait to hear how your pink dream is coming along!ReplyDelete
Michelle, I am walking for the 2nd year and have recruited others to walk with my walking partner from last year and myself. You will experience nothing else like it!ReplyDelete
Michelle... love ur post.... I decided to walk for the first time up here in Seattle.... and today went out for my first practice!!! I am attempting to put a team together up here. I am not overweight but am a Gulf War Disabled Vet USAF. Your story has inspired me!!! I am excited, nervous and all the other stuff but mostly FULL OF HOPE! good luck!!!! Ayla BrooksReplyDelete
I will be walking my first 3 day walk too, in San Diego. Don't give up and good luck!ReplyDelete
I love your words in your post..The way you said it is how all people should feel.. This will be my third year walking and I will continue walk/crew as long as I have feet that work.. My friend has breast cancer terminaly and this is my promise to her.. Thank you so much for registering and joining us in the fight to eradicate breast cancer..Good Luck and have fun!!!!
I am 13 months cancer fress from st III breast CA. I will be walking for the first time with my husband. I am so excited! almost like being born again. I look forward to the support and inspiration from others. I love each and everyone of you for walking with me, no matter what city you are in.. I am in DE and will be walking in Washington, DCReplyDelete
Michelle, thank you so much for that quote. I've added it to the list of my favorite quotes. I too just signed up in mid-January for the San Diego walk for the first time and am sooooo looking forward to it (and of hopefully losing the extra 30 pounds I'm carrying in the training for it). Your blog is entertaining and inspiring! Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete