Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Walk with Me
So I've signed up for the Walk To Fight Arthritis, which is taking place in Toronto on May 30. A number of my friends and family are taking part with me, and it's wonderful to have their support.
I was surprised at their reaction to the walk length, though. Participants have the option of walking 1 km or 5 km. I know I can do 1 km, so I thought I'd challenge myself and my sore feet and other joints and sign up for the 5 km.
When I told my sister Jamie, she was a little taken aback. Was she worried about me? No, not at all! She was worried she wouldn't be able to do it and said she might have to grab hold of my belt loops and have me drag her along!
Next, I told Leotard about the length. She joked she'd bring our horse, Lex, along. I said, "Great idea!" Which I thought it was, until she said, "Yeah, so I can jump on him, if I can't finish the walk!" I was like, "What do you mean, if you can't finish???? If anyone is going to have trouble, it's going to be me! It's just a freakin' 5 km! You should be able to do it!"
Next, I was talking to Jane, friend and ex-editor of Style at Home (and present editor of Chatelaine). She'll be doing the walk, too. She said she was going to bring a bike just in case she couldn't finish the walk – um, excuse me, what's with everyone thinking they can't walk 5 km!!!! (OK, I'm sure she was joking, but still!)
Maybe I've just always been a big walker (and, yes, it's true, I love walking – or did before my feet started hurting), but, jeez, I can't believe how freaked out people are by this. Me, yes! Them, no!
P.S. If you'd like to sponsor me, go to this link, enter Frozen Woman under "Team Name," then click on my name (Laurie Grassi) and donate away! Much appreciated!