The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. Nature is awaking to the promise of spring. (Disregard the fact that I covered my rose bushes against last night's promised frost.)
That means it's time to walk.
Walk for MS.
No, I am not walking this year, but I wish I could. I will be there in spirit.
The following are excerpts from the Walk MS Live Events page from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We're stronger together. Walk MS
1 - StopMS! ($2,850.00)
2 - MadeSTRONG ($2,466.00)
3 - Foxy's Posse ($1,945.00)
4 - TeamElmes ($670.00)
5 - Donna's Destroyers ($587.00
This is the fun part. What would you name your team? Let's play.
The MonSter Tribe
Small Town Sass
Mountaineer Pride (I think that one is taken.)
West Virginia Warriors (I like that one.)
If you live in West Virginia, I have included our state events. Although I have done the leg work (bad pun), you will still need to to go to the site for more info.
A little advice from past experience:
1.Do NOT wear new shoes. The worn and comfortable sneakers are the best. This is not a fashion show.
2. Remember that April weather is unpredictable. A light rain poncho is advisable. Layer outer wear. Normally a MS tee-shirt is included in the registration fee, so wear it!
3. A light-weight back pack or fanny pack is perfect for carrying personal items.
4. Normally water bottles are available at the event, but it is always good to be prepared. Hydration is VERY important.
5. Don't forget your walking stick. Even if you do not need it for mobility, it makes walking easier and is convenient for nudging those annoying fans out of the way.
6. Take breaks when needed. This is a fundraising walk, not a race. If you finish, you finish. If you don't, no one will judge you. The point is that you participated in something relevant.
7. Be prepared to have fun and meet new friends.
8. No matter how blistered and sore you at the finish line, SMILE. You made it!
Okay, I have plagiarized enough for today.
See you tomorrow,