When I signed up for the 3-Day, I was acting under a wave of emotion and fueled by an intense desire to support to my boyfriend and his mother. I expected a couple of my friends to join and honestly never thought I would be alone in this.
But I have been.
No one joined my team and only a handful of my friends have even been able to support me financially (we are broke law students, I get it). But I've been training for several months now and it's been completely alone. It was nice to have a friend join me on my walk last week. While her support really warmed my heart, her company was only temporary.
There are several reasons I feel so disconnected:
1. I'm walking in a city that is an 8-hour drive from where I live.
2. There have been no Get Started meetings in my area.
3. The phone meetings start during peak cell phone times and I can't afford that many minutes on my phone.
4. The one group training walk in my area is mid-week and more than a half-hour's drive for me.
I realize I may be a special circumstance and don't blame anyone for my feelings, but am happy to say everything has changed!
I finally feel connected!
Since fellow-walkers have been commenting on my dehydration experience and sharing their own on my blog and on Facebook, I finally feel connected with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.
I want to thank the online community for welcoming me to the Walkers World. Y'all rock!