Just when I was starting to come down from the high of the pool party, UPS pulls up my street with a package from who, you ask? New Balance of course! It was our team t-shirts! When I spoke with Nadesha at the party, she didn't think that we would be receiving them until Tuesday or Wednesday, so this was a pleasant surprise. When I first found out that we were getting t-shirts instead of tanks, I was definitely disappointed; however, these shirts are ADORABLE! They took the logo that I created, blew it up, and put it on the front of the shirt. On the back of course there is a bright pink "NB."
These are definitely going to make our iron-ons on Day 2 look a little shabby.
In terms of this week, we have one more training walk to do tonight. We are hoping to capture some more footage of us walking on the Flips. It is really hard to tape while you walk though. I'm sure they look at my taping and say, "Seriously? Doesn't she know the difference between telephoto and wide angle?" I am constantly zooming in when I should be zooming out. Who knows if they will even use any of this footage, but it is fun to do.
Also, the New Balance crew has requested that we try to get fans at two specific cheering stations on the route. The cameras will be rolling, and they would like to see lots of support for the TWP's. As I said before they will only be filming us on Day 1 and Day 3. Here is the info:
Friday, July 23rd
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
St. Paul's Church
502 Washington St.
Wellesley MA 02482
* This is about 8 miles in to the walk, so I estimate that if you arrive by 9:00 you should be able to see us coming along.
Sunday, July 25th
8:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Cambridge City Hall
795 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139
As far as our arrival time on Sunday, I can't really give you an estimate because I am not exactly sure of the route.
While we would obviously love for you all to attend one of these, there are also several other cheering stations along the way. Just be sure to visit the Spectator Information page at the 3-Day website to find out more information about how you can support us. If you decide to join us be sure to look for one of our family members so that you can show your support by wearing a Tough Warrior Princess pin.
If for some reason you can't make it in to cheer us on Friday or Saturday, you could always join us for Closing Ceremonies on Sunday at UMASS Boston. If you have never attended Closing Ceremonies, it is surely something you should do at some point, just be sure to bring your tissues and arrive early. If you get there early enough we might even be able to hang out with you for a bit.
While we would love to have everyone come and join us, we understand that for some of you, that might not be possible. We know that you will be there in spirit, cheering us on every mile of the way. That spirit will help us to take that next step when our bodies feel like they can't go forward another inch. It is your support that will help us get through every day, and we are thankful for that.