Day 3 of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is done. Today I’m thankful for all the crew that were involved in making the event happen. Without all the safety, camp and medical crew there is no way this event would happen. Thank you to all the crew! So here’s the recap of the final day of the Boston 3-Day for the Cure.
It Starts With Some Pain
The day started unlike most that I have had on the 3-Day, with a pain in my shin. I think that all of the hill walking from the previous day finally had a bad effect on me. I was still able to walk, and that is exactly what I did. As I walked, I’m pretty sure that I was trying to compensate for the pain and as a result my knee on the other leg started to hurt. Adding one thing to another!
I was able to finish despite the pain, and I have to admit that it was pretty minor compared to the pain some other people are in. Plus, as anyone on the 3-Day will tell you, it’s better than chemo. A nice hot bath after the walk helped with things and I’m feeling much better now.
Parts of Boston
We finally got to walk into some of the locations that Boston is really known for: Boston Commons, Harvard, MIT and the Boston public gardens. Was great to see these locations that I hadn’t seen before. Was a really great day to end the walk.
More People From the Internet!
Met two more people in person that I had previously only met on the Internet too! I saw Lauri Yanis and her husband Matt Goggin, both of whom did interviews previously on the site. As you know, they are both veteran walkers, but in Boston they came out to cheer on the other walkers and do a littler “walker stalking”. They were a welcome relief with their spray bottles to cool us down on a hot day!
Holding and Closing
If you haven’t participated in a 3-Day event before, holding is where the walkers go to wait for everyone to finish the walk so that we can all walk into closing ceremonies together. This year was a little different in that the holding area was actually indoors, with air conditioning. I don’t know if it was because of this, but the victory tunnel, that’s where the walkers that have already finished line up to give high fives and cheer on those who finish after them, was entirely awesome. Tons and tons of people it seemed were participating and it was altogether a great experience.
After we got through the victory tunnel, one of the staff grabbed our team. We were pretty easy to pick out from a crowd because we were all wearing pink cowboy hats and I guess because of that she wanted us. She grabbed us and took us to a small platform and asked us to dance there. Pretty strange, but also kinda fun. I’m sure there are videos that I can post later with this.
We went from holding to the closing ceremonies. Everyone lined up and our team was pretty close to the back of the group which meant that by the time we got into the closing ceremonies area we didn’t have to wait very long. The closing ceremony is always an emotional things, especially the parts where they bring the flag bearers on stage with their loved ones and where the survivors circle raises the final 3-Day flag. The ceremony ended with everyone tired, but what an amazing job. $4.3 MILLION raised!
That’s all for tonight, I’m going for some much needed rest! Stay tuned and I’ll do a whole event overview with some details that I missed in my rush to get these online. I’ll also do a little comparison between the Boston and Dallas walks and let you know what I think. Thanks everyone!