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Fantasy Olympics Update!!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Hello Fantasy Olympians (and anyone else who’s just curious about what we’re up to)!

As you may have noticed, the London 2012 Summer Olympics are now well underway, which means that our league is now live as well. After ten days of sign ups, I am thrilled to say that we have 28 paid entries and 2 as yet unpaid entries. That means that our winner will be taking home (or receiving a donation) of between $140 and $150 dollars (I’ll update that once I’ve heard back from the three people who still owe their donations). More importantly, thanks to a number of donations above the $10 per entry that we requested, we have raised AT LEAST $220 for Breast Cancer 3-Day walkers and crew. Again, I’ll update that number once I have the final amount.

Now, onto the fun stuff – who’s winning??? Well, if you’ve been paying attention to the Olympics so far, then you have probably noticed that in the summer Olympics, they give out A LOT of medals in A LOT of sports. So, to help us keep track of the standings in our fantasy league, my friend JT has graciously agreed to help us out by setting up and maintaining our own league website, which can be found here:

#3DayTweeps Fantasy Summer Olympics League Homepage

From the main page, you can click on each person’s team name to see the 18 countries that make up each team. As we go along, JT is going to update the standings at the end of each day of competition, so be sure to check out how your team is doing regularly. We’re also going to be adding a couple of extra features to flush out the site, including a medals table and daily results from London. In the interest of keeping everyone informed, I’ll also be posting here on my blog with updated results for our current top five every few days or so over the next two weeks.

So, after two full days of swimming, shooting, diving, archery, and so much more, who’s jumped out to the early lead in our league? With no further hesitation, our current top five teams are:

Rank Team Name Player Name(s) Total Points
1 Go Sis!! Nancy McKeown 180
2 Rikki Rikki Noel-Williams 171
3 Mylia Mylia Liddell 154
4 Team Big Sis Kristin Moreland 145
5 Team Batman! Anne Marie DeSimone 138

Nancy McKeown has jumped out to the early lead, primarily on the strength of long shot Tier 4 medals from South Africa and North Korea. However, it’s still early and there’s a lot of medals left to award, meaning that it’s still anyone’s Fantasy Olympics to win. Keep checking the site each day to see how your team is doing and if you think we’ve made a mistake, let me know (kscincotta@gmail.com).

Thank you everyone so much for playing along and GO Team Croatian Water Polo Helmets!!

Fantasy Summer Olympics League – A #3DayTweeps fundraiser!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Update: Entries for this fundraiser are now closed. Thanks to everyone who signed up and good luck over the next two weeks!

On July 27th, the entire world will turn their eyes to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics! The Olympics will run for two weeks and will conclude on August 12th at the Closing Ceremonies. Back in 2010, I ran a Fantasy Olympics league as a fundraiser for my team for the Breast Cancer 3 Day. While I’m not walking myself this year, I had so much fun with my previous Fantasy Olympics fundraiser that I’m running a league again this year on behalf of my fellow #3DayTweeps!

If you are interested in entering our #3DayTweeps Fantasy Summer Olympics League fundraiser, here’s the basic run down of how this is going to work. Every person who enters our contest will be asked to select 18 countries to be their “Fantasy Team” for the entire Olympiad. However, you can’t just choose any 18 countries. We have ranked all of the countries that have qualified athletes based on both their previous performances and their predicted results in London and grouped them into six “tiers”, with the top tiers being known Summer Olympics powerhouses and the lower tiers being long shots to medal at all. When you select your team, you will be asked to choose a select number of countries from each tier to compose your team. Then, throughout the Olympics, we’ll keep track of how many medals each of your countries wins for your team. Points will be awarded based on what color medal is won and will be weighted based on the tier of the country that won it. The point scheme will be as follows:

Gold Medals = 5 points x Tier Level
Silver Medals = 3 points x Tier Level
Bronze Medals = 1 point x Tier Level

In the end, we’ll figure out whose Fantasy Olympics Team has accumulated the most points to determine an overall winner for our contest!

If you would like to enter a team in our Fantasy Olympics League, simply click on this link and follow the instructions:

Enter the #3DayTweeps Fantasy Olympics League!

The above Survey Monkey link will lead you through the selection of your Fantasy Olympics team. At the conclusion of the selection process, you will be redirected back here. Then, using the handy Paypal “Donate” button below, you can make a small donation to the #3DayTweeps for the Breast Cancer 3 Day.

The donated money will be split evenly among the following #3DayTweeps who are helping me with this fundraiser:

Julie Brock (@JulieWalks) – Walking Chicago, crewing Atlanta
Bernadette Massey (@kiss316) – Walking Dallas
Anne Marie DeSimone (@amdesimone) – Crewing Atlanta
Laura Davis (@LDavis1800) – Crewing Chicago
Lyle Deckowitz (@lyledeck) – Crewing Cleveland, Chicago, Atlanta, AND San Diego
Cheryl Pochapin (@6puma) – Crewing Chicago, walking Michigan
Nicole Anderson (@nhanderson) – Crewing Chicago AND San Diego
Alison Glancz (@glancz) – Crewing Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, AND Arizona
Val Daniels (@sbux27) – Walking Chicago, crewing Atlanta

For this fundraiser, we are asking for a minimum donation of $10 per entry to be considered eligible for our cash prize. Feel free to enter as many teams as you would like. The prize amount will be equal to half the amount of money collected for this contest. If either myself or any of the #3DayTweeps listed above happens to win, the full value of the money collected for the contest will be donated to the participating tweeps.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, July 27th at NOON. Don’t hesitate – enter now! I will post a link to the “official” league website that my truly great friend JT is setting up for us once it is up and running. Periodic results updates will posted both on the league website and on this blog every 2-3 days during the Olympics and the final winner will be notified on August 13th. The final results will be posted here shortly thereafter. In the event of a tie, a name will be drawn out of a hat to determine the winner of the cash prize.

For more information about the Breast Cancer 3 Day, please visit the official website atwww.the3day.org. All of the latest news and information about the London Summer Olympics, including the previous medal totals for each country, can be found at http://www.london2012.com/ or http://www.nbcolympics.com/.

Thanks for playing Fantasy Olympics with us!  This should be a really fun fundraiser so please pass along the information to anyone that you think might be interested in joining our league.  The more entries we get, the larger the cash prize we can offer and more importantly, the more money we can raise for a wonderful cause!

Images are courtesy of http://www.london2012.com/ and (c) LOCOG

Neither myself, this fantasy league, or the #3DayTweeps are in any way officially associated with the London Olympics games. Please don’t sue me!

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up: May 13th – 19th

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Lots of great blog posts this past week, including these first few posts about some events besides the 3 Day!

For starters, the Men with Heart took part in the Avon Walk in Boston last week. You can read their post about that great (but apparently wet!) event here. Includes a link to their event photos!

Texas Jeff, of Texas Jeff’s Cancer Blog recently took part in the Relay for Life of Greater Heights, TX. You can read more about his Relay experience in this post.

Finally, the author of the great blog Alpha Pink Omega (who I think is named Mal) spent part of her weekend participating in the Race for the Cure in Columbus. You can read her post about the Race here. Mal also posted about a fantastic ongoing fundraiser that she is doing in her community – mowing lawns! Check out her pink lawn mower and read more about how she’s using her fundraiser to sneak in some training here. Speaking of squeezing in training, Mal also wrote this fun post about how training walks in the rain are nothing more than opportunity to jump in some puddles!

Also on the topic of training, Jay Furr explained the importance of incorporating some hills into your training walks here. Jay is also starting to get a little too excited about his crew assignment for the Boston 3 Day – trash pick up! Find about more about why he’s looking forward to that particular task here.

Sometimes, you just need a break from training. Leanne, of the blog Leanne… the Walker talks about why its okay to give yourself permission to skip a training day in this post.

In the last of this series of training-centric posts, Jen, from the blog And We’re Walking…, recently completed her first solo training walk without her sister Stef. Read about her important realization from that walk in this great post. You can also read about Jen and Stef’s latest successful fundraising venture, a big spaghetti dinner and trivia contest, here.

Speaking of fundraising, Crystal, of the blog 60 Miles and Beyond, learned this week that she had reached her fundraising minimum! Stop by and say congratulations here.

Nicole, the Online Ambassador that blogs at One Step at a Time recently decided that it was time for her to not just talk the talk, but to walk the walk as well. Read about her first mammogram experience here. :

D’lyn, the captain of Team Tiara who blogs at Meanderings of a 3 Day Mom, recently wrote a letter to her teammates in which she relayed the stories of a number of women and families that Team Tiara will be walking in honor of this year. You can read her moving letter here.

Allie, the breast cancer survivor and 3 Day walker who blogs at So I Had Cancer… Now What? wrote this week about the anxiety that accompanies the regular scans that she has to endure in order to confirm that she is still in remission in this post that really illustrates what it is like to be a cancer survivor.

Finally, the 3 Day community learned this week that our fellow walker, Ambassador and survivor Tracey Dart has been dealing with a new health challenge when cancer cells were found in her lymph nodes, which she talked about in this post. Please take some time today to head over to Tracy’s blog Team Tracy to send our girl some words of encouragement as she embarks on this new fight. Best wishes for an uneventful and short path to recovery, Tracy!  Cancer Sucks!

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up: May 6th – 12th

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Now that the new blog is up and running, the link posts are back!

The links in this post are from the week of May 6th – 12th and another links post should go up this weekend that will cover May 13th – 19th. I’m also collecting some of the best posts that I may have missed while I was switching blogs, which should be up some time next week. Once that post is up, we should be all caught up!

First up, Crystal of the blog 60 Miles and Beyond wrote about her experience at the Atlanta Race for the Cure over Mother’s Day weekend, which you can read about here. I wish we’d been able to meet up – next year for sure!

Rikki, who writes the blog Janice’s Fight: Our 3 Day Journey, recently held a very successful fundraiser in which she challenged her supporters to donate over $750 in exchange for her donating 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. With $815 raised, it was time for the big chop. Check out her great results here.

Speaking of haircuts, it isn’t just the boys who shave their heads for the 3 Day! Last year, Music City Spirit team captain and blogger Joyce posted a video of her having her head shaved as part of her fundraising efforts. It’s now one year later and Joyce has posted the follow up video, which you can watch here.

While you are more than welcome to do something drastic to your head suit in the name of fundraising, you certainly don’t have to! Fundraising letters to friends and family can be just as effective. Lyndsey, of the blog My 3 Day Journey, used Mother’s Day as an opportunity to send out this excellent fundraising letter.

While others have been focusing on fundraising, Roberta, of the blog Journey to Atlanta, has been out training in New York City. You can see a couple of her pictures from her training walks here.

Finally, Kim, of the blog I Want a Minivan, shared how breast cancer has impacted her Mother’s Day in this brief but touching post that is yet another reminder of why we continue to walk.

 

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up: March 11th – 17th

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! This blog round up is a little longer than usual because there were so many great 3 Day blog posts this week that I couldn’t narrow it down. Truly, this might be one of the best round ups I’ve ever posted. I hope everyone else enjoys reading these posts as much as I did!

First up, Leanne of the blog Leanne… the Walker, posted a great tutorial about how to get started blogging, which you can find here. Blogging about your 3 Day experience can be a great way to keep your supporters up to date, so if you aren’t blogging already or want some more tips, be sure to check this out!

Also on the website/blogging front, the infamous Dusty Showers has relaunched his personal website, starting with a post about how he discovered his passion for breast cancer advocacy, which can be found here

Stefanie, who writes the Sisterly Steps blog, wrote last week about getting her kids involved in her fundraising and the important lessons that they learned by helping out. I missed this post on my last round up but I think it’s well worth linking to now. You can find Stef’s post here.

Jen, Stef’s sister and teammate, wrote on her personal blog, And We’re Walking… about their very successful bottle drive fundraiser. Read all about it, as well as Jen’s thoughts on how the time change is going to affect her training, here.

Kris Moors, of the excellently named blog One Curb at a Time, decided to use her first blog post to write about her inspiration for getting involved in the 3 Day. You can find that post here.

Rikki, of the blog Janice’s Fight, also kicked off her 2011 blogging by talking a bit about how and why she got involved in the 3 Day. You can find Rikki’s post here.

Speaking of inspiration, Lyndsey of the blog My 3 Day Journey used her Training Tuesday post to remind that when you are in doubt, just charge up those hills, 3 Day style!

The Nashville teammates of the Music City Spirit blog wrote about their first team meeting for the 2011. Find out how trying to plan refreshments for the meeting turned into their first team building exercise here.

Christina, of the blog A Walk in Big Shoes, took a minute this week to wrote a brief recap of her experience at the Philly 2010 3 Day. She also explains her very happy reason for not walking in 2011, which you can find out here.

John, of the 60 Miles blog, eased some of his premature fundraising worries by writing about some of his fundraising plans for the coming months, which you can read about here.  Like Jay before him, John also posted his 2011 fundraising video this week. I hesitated to link to this because of my personal policy about promoting specific fundraising events for other people. However, I think John’s sales pitch about “donating a mammogram” is particularly brilliant, so I wanted to be sure that others saw it too. You can watch John’s video here.

Heidi, of the blog A Life Changing Journey, shared her thoughts on the similarities between natural disasters such as the one that is ongoing in Japan and a personal health crisis, like being diagnosed with breast cancer. Heidi’s posts are always thoughtful and very well written and this is no exception. Be sure to read her beautiful post here.

Allie, an Atlanta 3 Day walker and survivor, who writes the blog So I Had Cancer… Now What? posted the first of three blog posts outlining what it felt like when she found out she had breast cancer. You can find this first chapter of Allie’s story here.

Finally, I wanted to end with a post by Abbie of the blog Love Can Do Anything. Abbie learned this week that her stepmother has breast cancer. In light of her diagnosis, Abbie wrote an incredibly powerful piece about how the fight against these disease has been personal all along. You definitely do not want to miss this wonderful post!

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up: March 4th – 10th

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Apologies for the delay in posting this. As I mentioned when I posted that I was bringing this feature back, there are going to be some weeks where working on my thesis needs to take precedence and this was one of them. I had a draft of my final research paper due and an important meeting with my advisor on Monday so I was chained to my desk all day Friday and Saturday. Sunday morning I was busy running in the JLA ShamRock’N’Roll 5K (which you can see the results from on my new Kristen Runs page!) and with my in-laws stopping through Atlanta for a few hours yesterday, this is my first chance to get this posted. As always, good things come to those who wait! 

Thanks for understanding and happy reading!

First up this week, we have Margie of the Margie’s Magenta Miles blog. Margie wrote about a special training walk the she did last week – the LA Race for the Cure. You can read about her experience here

Tammy, the captain of the Atlanta 3 Day team Pink for Life, used her personal blog, My 3 Day Journey to introduce her teammate Anne. You can read Anne’s 3 Day story here.

Jen, who writes the …And We’re Walking blog, is stuck on the treadmill until the weather improves and is looking for some great new tunes to listen to as she trains. Share your favorite walking tunes with her here

Lyndsey, whose blog is also called My 3 Day Journey, isn’t waiting for the snow to melt. She wrote a little about training in the snow for her Training Tuesday post, which you can find here.

Carole Furr, whose Livejournal is called From the Kelp Forest, recently made the big decision to switch from crewing to walking in the SFO 3 Day. Help cheer her on as she takes on this bigger challenge, here

Carole’s husband Jay wrote on his Livejournal about how walking in the 3 Day has helped him realize that he’s had enough of putting things off until tomorrow and to take advantage of living every day. You can read his thoughts on this here

On a similar note, Tracy Dart, of the Team Tracy blog, wrote about how one of her fellow survivors embraces every day. There’s some great inspiration to be found in this post, which I highly recommend! 

Finally, Jen Hammel, captain of the 3 Day team Lyndas Ladies, posted her wonderful recap video of the 2010 San Diego 3 Day on her YouTube page. You can (and should!) watch her video here.

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up: February 25th – March 3rd

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Happy reading everyone!

Julie, of the Two Pink Chicks blog is starting to get her pink mojo back – she’s been doodling fundraising ideas!  Check out her doodles in her Pink Pic Friday post, here.

Roberta of the blog Journey to Atlanta shared a great picture from her first 3 Day walk in this post, which also included an important reminder about mammograms. Roberta also gave a shout out to her training walk group leader, Burt in this post. If you’re ever in the NYC area, their group seems like a great one to walk with!

Jay Furr took some time this week to share his number one piece of advice for ALL 3 Day participants: to join the Share List. Read more about why he finds the Share List so important here. Jay also reposted this fabulous post of his from last year highlighting just exactly what this 3 Day thing is all about. Highly recommended!   

Michelle has been recapping her experience at the 2010 Philly 3 Day on her blog, aptly named Michelle’s Walking Blog. This week, she shared her thoughts on Day 1, which you can read here.  

Abbie, of the Love Can Do Anything blog, used her first post as a 3 Day ambassador to remind everyone that if she can do it, you can do it too. You can find her inspirational post here.

Lyndsey, of the blog My 3 Day Journey, used her Wordless Wednesday post to recognize one of her smallest supporter. See who it is in this post.

Carolyn, who blogs at Life in the Granite State, wrote about kicking her 3 Day efforts for 2011 into high gear and the motivation behind merging her small team with a larger one in this post

Finally, Tracy Dart of the Team Tracy blog wrote a bit this week about becoming an ambassador for the 3 Day, which you can read here. Tracy also shared her thoughts on the unofficial 3 Day code of ethics, which I think perfectly sums up the 3 Day spirit. Be sure to read her wonderful post, here

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up: February 19th – 25th

Friday, February 25th, 2011

As I mentioned yesterday, I am bringing back the weekly 3 Day blog link round up and today is the first post of the new installment!

[Side note: I think this feature needs an actual name. If you have a suggestion, let me know in the comments!]

A few quick words about these weekly blog link posts before we get to this week’s links. 

First, in this feature, I try to stick to personal (not professional) blogs. That means that you won’t be seeing links to posts that appear on news sites, the official Komen blog or other similar sites. What you will find is links to the blogs of your fellow 3 Day walkers and crew members, cancer survivors and all around great personal blogs. I’m the one that makes the final call about whether the material is suitable for these posts, so I may fudge that line a little here and there. 

Second, I have a personal rule about not promoting the fundraising events of other walkers. I will link to event summaries if I think the fundraiser or event was particularly well done, creative and/or inspiring but I try to avoid linking to news about fundraisers ahead of time. I don’t want to be accused of promoting certain walkers and not others, so I do my best to avoid linking to posts about fundraisers ahead of time altogether. 

Each post will cover a period of seven days, from Friday morning to Thursday night. I settled on this schedule last year during the 3 Day event season because a number of walkers were able to update their blogs during their events and I wanted to be able to keep all of the posts about one event together in one post as best as possible. I am planning on posting on Saturdays so that I have a day to catch on blog posts I may have missed and to have some time to get everything together to post. If I really have my stuff together, like today, it may go up on Friday evenings instead.

Finally, I am only one person and I can only read so many blog posts in a week. I currently have 88 blogs in my RSS Reader folder tagged as “3 Day blogs”. I also try to keep an eye on the #the3day and #3daytweeps hashtags on Twitter for new blogs that I may not have discovered yet. If you have a blog (or know of a blog) that I should be reading and think that I’m not, please let me know in the comments! Some of the blogs from 2010 walkers and crew members have gone inactive and I love discovering new people. That being said, just because I don’t link to something that you wrote in a given week doesn’t mean that I didn’t read it. As I mentioned, I have 88 blogs that I currently monitor, so I have to be a little judicious in terms of what I link to in these posts.

I think that just about covers everything. Let’s get to those blog links already!

To start, I wanted to link over to the 3 Day Tweeps website to recognize some of our fellow tweeps who were also named Online Ambassadors 2011. You can read more about the new ambassadors and congratulate them here. You can also sign up to be a Tweep if you haven’t already!

Aaron, one of our newly minted Online Ambassadors, wrote in his blog The 3 Day Man about what it’s like to be a man on the 3 Day in this great post

Speaking of men on the 3 Day, Jay Furr has once again kicked off his 3 Day funding by shaving his head. Watch this year’s video explaining this tradition on his Livejournal blog here.

Roberta, who writes the blog Journey to Atlanta (formerly known as Journey to San Diego) has a fantastic new team name to go along with her new blog name: The Pink Slips. Their team is also recruiting new members, which you can read about here.

Atlanta appears to be the hot city for the 3 Day in 2011! In addition to The Pink Slips and Team Twitter Atlanta, the Music City Spirit team from Nashville has decided to walk in Atlanta this year as well. Read more about their decision here.

Tori, of the blog 3 Days Walking in Joy, wrote a bit about she likes to start the training walks that she leads in this wonderful post that emphasizes why the community aspect of the 3 Day is so important.

Leanne, of the always excellent blog Leanne… the Walker wrote this week about keeping in mind that the 3 Day is not a race, in this post.

And finally, survivor and Seattle walker Tracy Dart of the blog Team Tracy reflects on the impact that cancer has had on her life in this moving post.

Thanks for reading! See you next week!

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up!

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Apologies that this is a little late this week.  I had a busy weekend helping a fellow 3 Day walker out with a fundraising booth.  Better late than never though!

First up, this week, Abby, of the blog Bigfoot To be Spotted at the Atlanta 3 Day, has officially joined forces with the team Pink for Life, which you can read all about here.  

Christine, of the blog Saving Second Base, shared some recent encouraging messages from her wonderful traveling shirt, which you can see here

Deanna, of the blog Deanna’s 3 Day Journey, shared some great photos in this post from what had to be one of the most fun training walks ever – it was also a scavenger hunt!  I want to train with her team – so creative!

Cat, of the blog Fat Girl Walkin’ ended up taking a scary detour to Urgent Care this week!  Read Cat’s tale of caution here and remember – listen to your body! 

Nicole opened up her blog One Step at a Time to her guest blogger Jennifer Hicks this week, who shared her thoughts as she looks ahead to her first 3 Day event in Seattle.  You can read Jennifer’s guest post here.  Nicole also put together a wonderful post with all the details about last week’s highly anticipated release of Nancy Brinker’s book Promise Me.  Nicole has kindly compiled all of the information about Ambassador Brinker’s book tour and media appearances in this post, which I highly recommend.  

Speaking of Promise Me, Lyndsey, of the blog My 3 Day Journey also dove into Promise Me almost as soon as it was released.  She shared some her initial thoughts and reactions to the book here.  

Rhea, who writes the blog Mommy 2 3 Monkeys, wrote all about her and her teammate’s recent Bingo for Boobies event in this post – complete with photos!  Rhea also shared a recipe for making Cake Pops that look a little bit like boobies here

Roberta, of the blog Journey to San Francisco… Again, shared some beautiful photos from her recent training walk around Central Park in this post

D’lyn, of the blog Meanderings of a 3 Day Mom, continued her series of great 3 Day posts this week, starting with this motivational post about just getting that fundraising done already.  Speaking of fundraising, D’lyn also took to her soapbox to encourage those individuals that have to already reached their minimums to help out their teammates who may be struggling in this post.  Finally, D’lyn was compiling some photos to use for some new 3 Day business cards and was kind of enough to share some her really wonderful shots with everyone in this post

John, of the blog 60 Miles 3 Days wrote this week about all the reasons why you really should stay in camp rather than opting for the comfort of a hotel in this post

Julie, of the blog Whatever Julie, recently interviewed Sue Rowland, a veteran 3 Day walker and crew member and 14 year breast cancer survivor.  Read what Sue had to say about her experience on the 3 Day here

Janene, of the blog My 3 Day Journey, shared her secrets for surviving the Twin Cities 3 Day event with healthy, happy feet in this post that is filled with helpful tips. Janene also wrote about how the 2010 3 Day changed her for the better here

On a similar note, Julie, of the blog Dutch Being Me, took some time last week to reflect on her past her experiences with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Breast Cancer 3 Day.  You can read her very thoughtful, moving here.  

And finally, Jay Furr shared his final wrap up from the Twin Cities walk and talked a bit about his new game plan for his two remaining walks this year in this post.  

Happy reading everyone!

Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer

Weekly 3 Day Blog Round Up!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Since we are between 3 Day events, the 3 Day blogosphere has been a little quieter than usual.  However, there were still a number of great posts that are definitely worth checking out!

This week, we’re going to start with John, of the blog 60 Miles 3 Day, who wrote about the importance of cross training here.  John also wrote about things to consider when making plans to get to and from the 3 Day in this post

Abby, of the blog Bigfoot to be Spotted at the Atlanta 3 Day wrote about her experience at the Atlanta Preview Expo in this post

Ellyn Davidson, of the blog Life After Breast Cancer, looked back her experience at the Michigan 3 Day in this great post

Roberta, of the blog Journey to San Francisco… Again, shared photos from her recent 10 mile training walk in this post

Jenny H, of the blog The Big Walk, talked about her team’s unique take on a table fundraiser – they sang for their donations! – in this post.   

Lyndsey, of the blog My 3 Day Journey wrote about using training as a way to play tourist in your own city (one of my favorite things to do!) in this excellent post

Stacie, of the blog 3 Day Walk for the Cure, shared her personal reason for continuing to raise funds well beyond the $2300 minimum in this post.

Heidi, of the blog A Life Changing Journey, took to her blog this week to share her personal story about fighting for her annual mammogram which you can read here.  Thankfully, Heidi’s efforts were a success, as she now has her mammogram scheduled. 

Tanya, of the blog My 3Day Journey, had to make the tough decision to pull out of the 2010 3 Day this year due to ongoing ankle problems requiring surgery.  Luckily, she is able to roll over her fundraising to date to 2011 where she fully intends to complete those long 60 miles.  You can read more about her difficult decision here.  

D’lyn, of the blog Meanderings of a 3 Day Mom, wrote about the importance of tent decorations in this helpful post.  D’lyn also encourages all 3 Day walkers not to be ducks in this great post.  You’ll have to read her post to understand what she means about the ducks! 

Mel, of the blog Mel, a Dramatic Mommy, shared the personal reason that got her out the door for a training walk this week in this moving post

Rikki, of the blog Janice’s Fight, showed off her new 3 Day car magnet that was designed especially for her by fellow 3 Day walker Julie Brock in this post.  

Finally, in case you missed it, Gina, of the blog The Clan McLeod, was announced as the new Energizer Keep Going Blogger for Atlanta this week!  You can help welcome her to the 3 Day family here.  

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