Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Bag is Packed


For some reason the tune to "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" is running through my head. But I'm not leaving on a jet plane and I do know when I'll be home again. Instead I'm getting set to drive over the pass, spend the night at my daughter's (who I hope is going to get up very early and drop me off at the check-in site), and spend three days walking sixty miles. My walk is in memory of my mom and my sister as well as in honor of and memory of dozens of friends, and friends of friends. Their names are on my hat. (Click in the sidebar to learn about my hat.)
I've been catching up with some bloggers who have walked this year or are preparing, and I'm getting excited.
If you are in the Seattle area, there are some areas set aside as cheering areas--good safe places to watch the walkers go by. You can find information about the cheering stations, the opening and closing ceremonies here.
My goal: NO BLISTERS!

17 comments:

Angela Moore said...

You'll do great! Best wishes.

-Angela

Mary said...

Good luck Kathney! will be praying for all who are walking and all who are touched by cancer.

solje said...

I love John Denver :-) I'll be cheering you and everyone on! I am so proud of you for doing this walk, Kathy!

CrazyCath said...

I wish you well Katney and sincerely hope that you get no blisters! I truly admire what you are doing and hope it is as pleasant as it can be.

PS Love the song. It's in my head now too! Thanks,.

Liz said...

I'm definitely praying for no blisters for you, katney! Good luck. Hope the weather is ideal too.

Aileni said...

Good walking, Katney and no blisters.

Dragonstar said...

Good luck Katney. My heart will be walking with you.

B. Roan said...

Your 60 mile walk puts our little all night, Relay for Life, to shame. Great cause.

Daryl said...

Probably too late to tell you about the sock that let your feet breathe so blisters dont form ...

Walk easy ... we'll be waiting to hear all about it!

:-Daryl

PERBS said...

Finally! I like your pink bag. . . Have fun, enjoy the sights, reach your goal and come back safely to get in the routine of blogging again. Don't forget your camera.

PS Did you open your Christmas present and card from me yet? Ü

leslie said...

Best of luck, Katney! And thank you SO much for thinking also of my friend Kathy (with a K) who put up a valiant struggle for almost 20 years before it finally got her.

Hoping you don't get any blisters! Saints should be exempt.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Good luck with the walk, my mother was a cancer victim also think of Kayla who died at 17 of cancer, see my daughters blog, A Thousand Wordsworth.

don said...

A fine shot to commemorate your preparation for this worthwhile walk! Your goal is laudable and I hope is achieved 100%.

holly said...

that is so cool! best of luck, but i know you'll do well!

nice bag. :)

kouji said...

quite a lot of miles those. may your feet remain comfortable all throughout.

Sister Julie said...

Blessings to you! Very proud of you and will keep you, your mom and sister in my prayers. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Nydia said...

You're amazing, Katney! Good luck in your free-blisters walk! Having so recently lost my older sister to cancer, I'd be there for her. But my spirit will be.

Kisses from Nydia.