Each year after the 3Day, there is always a let down. Those three days are so overwhelming and such an adrenaline rush, that of course you are going to be slightly off your game afterward. You no longer have people cheering for you as you cross the street, nor do they give you candy when you hit that all time low. For me, this year has been especially difficult. From spending hours with these women, to getting back to the daily routine of work, activities and whatnot, it has been quite an adjustment. We all learned what it means to be a team. We definitely embodied the motto, "no woman left behind." The ten of us bonded in a way that is difficult to put into words. I still see most of them regularly, but it is different now. We are all back to our routines. I miss "us"--the TWP's.
Last night was the first night since the walk that I had that TWP feeling again. Andy and I decided to go up to the track to run--remember that I am training for my first 5K with many of the other princesses. Patty rallies a group of us together every Tuesday for running club, but because of my crazy schedule I have missed the last few. Don't worry, I am still training, but just on my own. As we got out of the car, I looked to my left, and Patty was pulling in the parking lot. I was so happy. Patty and I became very close this spring and did the majority of our training together. I knew that I couldn't keep up with her running, but at least she was there for support. She then told me that Cheryl was coming. Cheryl was definitely more my speed. After she arrived, we started to run together. I took my headphones off, and we just listened to music. The next thing you know, we got into a groove. We were running at the same pace and were even able to carry on a conversation, which I am never able to do. Cheryl, was a week ahead of me in our running program, but decided to stay with me because I had my ipod. I don't know what came over us, but we just kept going. We pushed each other, and ran further than we had to. When we were done, we had run two miles and were thrilled. Once again, I had that TWP feeling, that indescribable "I can do anything with you by my side" feeling. It was the first time that I thought I can make it through this 5K. Cheryl called me her "running soul mate." I couldn't have said it better. Needless to say, we plan to do the rest of our training together.
Speaking of that feeling, be sure to save Friday, October 1st so that you can attend our "Pink Carpet Premiere Party" at the Lafayette Club in Amesbury. There will be a cash bar, munchies, dancing, AND we plan to show our documentary. We are hoping to have a blooper reel, which I'm sure will prove to be more entertaining than the actual short film. Our hope is to have a fun, relaxing evening celebrating the success of our 2010 walk. Tickets are just $10 at the door, and proceeds go the the 2011 TWP team, which by the way, already has 7 members. We look forward to seeing you there.