Update on the Avon Walk & Pictures of the Mud Run

For the last few months I’ve been training for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  I’m doing it with a team of 5 friends, and we walk together a couple of times a week.  I’m up to walking 9 miles at a time, which I’m feeling good about, but there’s a long way to go to work up to the 40 miles we’ll need to do in September.

At the same time, I have lost 27 pounds through walking and watching what I eat.  I’m proud of my weight loss, but again, I feel like there’s still a long way to go to get to my goals.  I’ve been on a plateau for a few weeks and I’m starting to get frustrated because I still have much more I want to lose.  I need to buckle down and get strict on my diet again so I start seeing results.

To help with both my training and weight loss goals, I’ve decided to do a couple of Mud Run’s over the next few months.  This will give me some short-term goals to work toward.

I signed up for the Camp Pendleton Mud Run just a week before the event, so I didn’t have time to train specifically for it.  I knew I would have to go with the condition I was in.  This mud run was a 10k, which is 6.5 miles.  Since I can walk 9 miles, I figured I was in good enough condition to complete the race, even if I had to walk a good portion of it.

I was so happy I signed up.  A couple of friends did it with me, and we all had a blast.  We ran along trails, through rivers, crawling through mud, jumping over walls, swimming through a lake, getting sprayed with water…  We were so dirty and muddy by the end – it was awesome!  I felt like a kid again.

Here are some pictures from our race.  I took a waterproof disposable camera, so please excuse the quality.  ;)

Camp Pendleton Mud Run race 2010 photography

Since, this is an update about the Avon Walk, I also wanted to let you know how I’m doing with the fundraising part of the event.  I have already raised $1,059 of the required $1,800.  That’s 59% and there’s still 3 months left.  I have been blown away by everyone’s generosity.  To donate directly to my Avon Walk, go to: http://info.avonfoundation.org/goto/AmberBaker

In addition, to help raise money for our team, we are putting on a yard sale on June 26th.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  So if you are in the area and would like to donate items to sell or if you can stop by the yard sale, please email me and I will give you the details: amber@amberkatrina.com

Again, thank you for your support.  I’ll try to keep you updated on my progress as the Avon Walk approaches.

One Response to “Update on the Avon Walk & Pictures of the Mud Run”

  1. Viv Says:

    Wow Amber, I am impressed! Looking good and for a good cause!