Avon Walk NYC 2011 Recap

Well, I did it! I walked the Avon Walk NYC 2011. It was a great weekend with great weather. The walk raised over $9 million for the Avon Foundation. I’m obviously crazy because I signed up to walk the Boston Avon Walk in 2012, which is just a little over 6 months away. If anyone is interested in walking with me, let me know! I’d love to have people to walk with… Maybe we could even create a Boston Bloggers team…

I’m going to go through the pictures from the weekend. Be sure to check out the post I wrote to recap the San Francisco walk in 2010 as well.

We were towards the end of the group to start things off for the day on Saturday. We left from Pier 84 and got to walk by an old aircraft carrier and some cool planes on the flight deck.

A little later, the sun started to come up in full force. We were getting a cool reflection off the buildings across the water.

I was kind of obsessed with the tall building ahead.

My friends and I really enjoyed a lot of the architecture along the walk through Manhattan.

Right after the 16 mile marker, we headed off to cross the Brooklyn Bridge. After walking into Brooklyn, we would return to Manhattan on the Manhattan bridge, which you can see to the left. I don’t really like walking across bridges, but walking across the Brooklyn bridge was definitely a pretty neat experience.

Such a cool bridge.

Looking back on Manhattan from the bridge.

All throughout the walk, there were these pink signs from Team California. We got really excited when we saw one with our team name on it! The Power Of Pink sign was around mile 20 on Saturday. It definitely brightened our spirits.

This bridge was the 3rd bridge we crossed on Saturday and the first (and only) bridge that we crossed on Sunday. It was a pedestrian only bridge and wasn’t too tall, so I didn’t mind it too much.

More fun buildings on Sunday.

We walked along the edge of Central Park, but never actually got to go into the park. We were a little bummed about that.

The flat iron building was a pretty cool sight to see.

At the end of the walk, I was going at a pretty slow pace. I was joking with Hubby (who joined me for the last mile and a half) that I was getting passed by a 1 year old. But it was worth it to see her mom’s sweatshirt, which seriously brought tears to my eyes. It said: ” I’m walking for my daughter so she can wear pink ribbons in her hair and not on her shirt”.

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9 Responses to “San Francisco, here we come!! And a Giveaway!”

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    booksncooks — January 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    I am doing the 3-day 60-mile Susan G Komen walk later this year, so I know what a huge commitment you’re making. Best of luck with your training and your fund-raising.

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    Stephany — January 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    You can totally do it! I did the boston walk in 08 and was out of shape but left myself 9 months to train and was in the best shape ever for that walk. I wasn’t able to do all of the miles – i did one pit stop over the half marathon the first day and then the whole day the 2nd day – It’s not how many miles you walk.
    I had someone on the shuttle back to camp tell me – a volunteer – as she saw me crying that i didn’t finish the first day – say to me: it’s not the miles you finish, it’s the $ you raise that matters. the walk is their way of showing you how hard cancer is – your $ is what matters to help the people who need it most.
    You’ll do great!!!!

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    YogaGracie — January 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I went to SF for the first time in September last year, and I loved it! I tried a few different ice cream shops cuz it’s my favorite food group, and the top on my list to re-visit next time is Humphry Slocombe’s (very unique flavor combo’s!). And one of my favorite touristy things was visiting the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Happy training for the walk!
    Grace @ Front Porch Yoga (www.frontporchyoga.com)

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    Heather @ highlowaha.com — January 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Good luck on the walk! The highlowaha crew will be doing the 2010 3 Day walk in Dallas/Fort Worth! We did the 2009 walk and had a blast…it was such an awesome experience!

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    Kat — January 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for your committment to the walks via Crew & walking. You can certainly do it! It’s going to be an incredible experience physically and mentally. I lost my Mom to breast and lung cancer in Feb 2006 and walked the 3 Day in Aug ’06. It was one of the most incredible events I have participated in. Be sure to incorporate some hills into your training in order to get your body ready for any route!!

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    Nina — January 19, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Congratulations on your decision to walk. I did the Arizona 3 Day in 2008 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I blogged my journey and the blog is still posted so you are welcome to check it out for training and fundraising tips. You can also email me any time for questions. Good Luck!


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    nutmegnanny — January 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Good luck on your walk! I know you can do it 🙂

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    Kerstin — January 19, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    What an awesome cause! Good luck with your training!

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    bcallegra — January 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I just donated – breast cancer also runs in my family so I firmly believe in fundraising for the cause! Also, just wanted to show my support for my favorite local baker. 🙂 Have you thought about doing a bakesale to raise money? I’m thinking of doing one in work to support to the Walk for Hunger in May.

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