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    (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

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    by tig2 ·

    Well, I’m at it again. I am walking another 60 miles in the Twin Cities Breast Cancer 3 Day. Officially training begins tomorrow for the next 24 weeks. Unofficially, the first sponsored training walk was yesterday.

    I have recruited a couple of friends- one who has committed to walk, his wife committed to crew. So I am working with them through their first walks to make sure that they are pacing themselves properly and have the right gear.

    Speaking of gear, my fiance and I have to go through ours and figure out what we need to repair/replace. So much for Monday night!

    For those of you who were with me for the walk last year (in spirit), you know that the preparation for this 60 mile endurance walk will require between 500 and 600 training miles. If you want to join the “virtual” walk, send me a peer mail and I will add you to my training newsletter.

    This year’s fundraising has begun well and I am committed to raising $5000 again. I am required to raise $2200 but have been using the $5000 figure as a point of inspiration and hope. It represents the National average of the cost of a single chemotherapy treatment for a single individual.

    The pink ribbon stands again as a reminder to BOTH men and women to perform regular self exams and for both men and women to have an annual mammogram. Yes, breast cancer is an equal opportunity killer.

    This year, some 200,000 women will be diagnosed in some stage. This year, some 2,000 men will be diagnosed- often much later than a woman because the numbers are so low and many men don’t believe that they are also susceptible.

    This year, some 40,000 women will lose the battle with breast cancer. They will be joined by some 450 men.

    These are more than numbers. They are faces of people you know. My face is among them.

    The next six months will be quite a ride. Lace up a good pair of walking shoes, get a pair of dry-wicking socks, and join me on the event of a life-time. In 60 miles, we really can change lives and bring HOPE.

    To a cure!

    Edited because I can. And to correct a typo…

    Edited again- the blog location is http://thebreastcancer3day2006.blogspot.com/index.html

    I will be adding to it regularly!

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    • #2516317

      I’m rooot’n for you…

      by dawgit ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      even if I can’t be there, (and couldn’t do that anyway) I’ll send my spirit to give you fair winds on your way. -d

      • #2516316

        Thanks, Dawgit

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to I’m rooot’n for you…

        I get to carry the spirit of every person who changed their avatar for the walk last year. I screen shot and NeverBusted screen shot everyone we could find with a pink ribbon- many of them still around. I transferred the printout to white ribbons that will travel through the next 60 miles with me.

        You guys are all so great! It is good to know that you have my back!

    • #2516314

      You are the one dear

      by michael jay ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      You impress me with your work in this endeavor and I know that it is a very personal thing.

      God bless you Tig.

      • #2516304

        Thanks, Michael

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to You are the one dear

        I honestly don’t know that I do all that much. I walk. I want to see a cure in my lifetime. I want to be an old and gray survivor.

        I want to see the day when we walk for this cause for the last time because there is no longer a need.

        It is the supporters that keep us going. Last year, when I thought I couldn’t walk another step, I would turn a corner into a neighbourhood that knew we were coming and had decorated. I would get to a hill I didn’t think I could climb and see a woman in a gold minivan driving and honking and waving a pink boa out the window. Someone would be standing just off the path with spray bottles of water and packets of ice. Hands would reach out of nowhere to pat us on the back and say, “Thank you”.

        It is the supporters that make it do-able. We just walk. You all INSPIRE.

        Edit- yet another typo.

    • #2516256

      Hey TT, always remember the Little Red Engine that Could

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      and do what you can. Whether you make the 60 miles or just manage 59, it matters not the distance, what matters is you did your best on the day.

      • #2516244

        Hey TT, I hope I’m not too early, but I’ve adjusted my Avatar

        by deadly ernest ·

        In reply to Hey TT, always remember the Little Red Engine that Could

        I’m not sure if the small transparency will travel well, but can make it available if any one else wants to add it to their Avatars.

        edited to add the following

        The background is fully transparent, I copied it onto my avatar jpg no trouble.

        You can find this ribbon at

        http://www.bywater.net.au

        select Downloads in the left hand menu,
        then chose the ribbon from the two (small or large – I used the small) at the bottom of the list in the main screen.

        • #2516223

          ooh! ooh! ooh! me, please, DE!

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Hey TT, I hope I’m not too early, but I’ve adjusted my Avatar

          May have to fiddle to find an appropriate avatar, but that’s a BRILL idea!

          “Training ribbons”

          absolutely brilliant, Ernesto! Have a from me! 😡

          This way we can support Tigs’ training, and go for pink ribbon only avatars on the walk weekend, and turn the hot100 pink again!

          (Hey, it’s Monday – how come your brain is already in gear?!)

          GG

          ]:)

        • #2516180

          Actually, I thought of adding a ribbon to my avatar

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to ooh! ooh! ooh! me, please, DE!

          while at church yesterday. Today I spent time making the rest of the square I used last year totally transparent, shrink it a bit, and copying it onto my normal avatar, so it looks like I’m wearing a pink ribbon. I did want to make it 50% transparent and put it over the Avatar – but I haven’t worked out hot to do that in Gimp yet. In the end, I think this looks better, looks like I’m wearing an actual ribbon when the photo was taken.

          You can find it at

          http://www.bywater.net.au

          select Downloads in the left hand menu,
          then chose the ribbon from the two (small or large – I used the small) at the bottom of the list in the main screen.

        • #2516174

          Great idea

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Actually, I thought of adding a ribbon to my avatar

          Tnx DE

          Rob

        • #2517495

          I was wondering if I could do that also

          by danlm ·

          In reply to Actually, I thought of adding a ribbon to my avatar

          Add the ribon to my avitar? Let me know how that goes Deadly Ernest.

          Tony, I’m always behind you on this.

          Dan

        • #2516171

          Your avatar ROCKS!!!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Hey TT, I hope I’m not too early, but I’ve adjusted my Avatar

          DE, that is just so cool! The support you all give me makes it all possible, you know.

          Thank you so much for making the image available. The push to change avatars will happen again the week of the walk in August but the pink ribbon is a great reminder to not let things go unchecked.

          Thanks again!!!

        • #2516157

          That’s Ok TT, I did the gif in a way to enable people

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Your avatar ROCKS!!!

          to both show support, and retain their own avatar as well. The idea being to download the small or large image with a transparent background, and then copy it onto their existing avatar image, and post the amended image.

          I’m seriously thinking of leaving the new avatar up as a constant support for you.

          edited to add

          The pink ribbon with the transparent background is available in a small or a large version from my web site. Go to:

          http://www.bywater.net.au

          Click on the ‘Downloads’ item in the menu on the left hand side.

          Select the small or the large gif (both have transparent backgrounds), click on it. It will open in the main section of the page.

          Right click and choose ‘Save to’ or ‘Save image’ from the pop up menu of your browser

          If that doesn’t work, email me and I’ll send a copy back.

          Then you just use an image manipulation program to adjust the size to suit your avatar, and copy and paste it in to where you want it. Or use the clone stamp if you want.

        • #2517283

          Thanks Ernest

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to That’s Ok TT, I did the gif in a way to enable people

          I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

        • #2517239

          That’s OK, I’d even do it for a friend, lol

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Thanks Ernest

          It’s a good cause, and you’re doing your best to help, and this bit of support I can manage.

    • #2516199

      :) I’m crossing my fingers :)

      by rob mekel ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Alltho I know you are, even without me crossing my fingers, gonna make it TT 😡

      Crossing my fingers for your friends to. Hope the lot of you will have good trainingsessions, those can be fun to, and a even better 3-day’s walk 🙂

      Rob

    • #2516187

      Sixty Miles!

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Well, girl, you’ve done it once so this year [b]should[/b] be a piece of cake! :^0

      I stopped walking last year when I went on holiday to the US (and behaved as a total slug when I got back) but I started in earnest again a month back so I wouldn’t feel too ashamed when you started ramping up the miles.

      Last week, I totted up just over 40 miles over the complete week and – to put it in blunt English terms – I’m absolutely buggered. The thought of doing half as much again in [b]three days[/b] makes my feet hurt just to think about it!

      Stay injury-free and have the best time that you can while it feels like someone is sawing your toes off…

      Neil 😀

      p.s. At least for the next six months, I can’t stop walking, can I? My waistline will probably thank you even if I might call you a few names on the steep bits. :p

      • #2516182

        Speaking of English terms

        by maecuff ·

        In reply to Sixty Miles!

        What does it mean if you call someone a bint? You explained berk to me a while ago and I’ve called my husband that many times since. Now, I need to know what bint means.

        • #2516145

          Mae – a bint

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Speaking of English terms

          is a woman (comes from the Arabic for young girl…..)

          so I don’t suggest you go calling your husband that particular name…….!!!

          Up here a “canny bint” is a nice woman – i.e. good neighbour.

          Hope that helps!

          GG

        • #2516114

          Thanks, GG!

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Mae – a bint

          I may call my husband a bint anyway..he doesn’t know what it means either, so I can just make something up. 🙂

        • #2516078

          Mae you should be more concerned when

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Thanks, GG!

          He looks at you and Demands [b]Bitty[/b] one of the UK girls will fill you in on that one. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #2517460

          Hahahaha

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Mae you should be more concerned when

          You could of included a monitor wipes alert with that one, Ive just had one of GG’s Muttleyfit’s lol

          And unless you really really wanna know I’m not gonna be the one to explain bitty, I’ll leave that job to GG, hahaha

        • #2517458

          yup, will…..

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Mae you should be more concerned when

          extension of the “bit of fluff” type of thing – a “bit” is a woman…. “bitty” is a woman looked at in a sexual light….

          ;\

          GG

        • #2517455

          I think theres confusion

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I assume that Col is refering to bitty as in the Little Britains version of Bitty right?

          Then in that case u got it slightly wrong GG, oh please does that mean I have to explain??

        • #2517440

          it really depends on wot Col meant….

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          but I was going on the Geordie version – cos I’m a Geordie!!

          Never seen Little Britain, so yes, sorry Stef dear, you’re going to have to explain….

          to me, too!

          :p

          GG

        • #2517430

          OK here goes

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Maybe this clip will explain it a whole lot better than I can

          http://tinyurl.com/27u6wb

          Now I do believe that is what Col was refering to I just had to take the easy way out, I dont think writing it down would do it any justice lol

          Enjoy 🙂

        • #2517233

          Bitty! :D

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Steffi, that is sooooo baaad! Send the monitor wipes my way. :^0

          BTW, all, posted my training avatar as well. If it looks strange, well, I’m just learning to use GIMP and it kicked my butt. But I had to keep the hammer, you see.

        • #2517168

          Got it Steffi

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Though I did get a good laugh when they where at the opening of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Marti Gar and the one short fat guy had to insist that he [b]Was The only Gay In the Village[/b] :^0

          I also seem to remember that the Wedding scene was better than that one a well. :p

          Col

        • #2515732

          Yup

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I thought thats what you were refering to :p

          I admit the wedding one is much better but at the time thats the only one I could find, I love the transvestites too, did you ever see the Comic Relief special? They dressed Robbie Williams up as a woman and he skipped down the street shouting “I’m A Lady!!”

        • #2515699

          Steffi

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Watched the clip with my husband. I was both amused and appalled. Appalled because my 2nd husband had a bit of an oedipal complex. Fortunately, his mother was considerate enough to die before we got married, so I didn’t have to witness it first hand..although, that may have been easier and could have prevented the 2nd marriage. Instead, I found out slowly over the course of our brief marriage.

          My husband, however, was terribly amused and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to kill him if he doesn’t stop with the ‘bitty’.

        • #2515697

          If it gets too bad

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Dont forget it was Col that made me post it hahaha, blame Col not me :p

        • #2515683

          Mae you where warned

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          So you only have yourself to blame for watching that while Hubby was around. :p

          No scrub that out Mae It’s all your fault if you did as you where warned to do [b]Your Lord & Mater[/b] would be none the wiser so you’ve brought this one on yourself. B-)

          And as I didn’t actually make any links to the [b]Little Britain[/b] clips it’s still all Steffi fault. :^0

          So Steffi you are a very naughty little girl! Now go and think about the error of your ways. And stop looking for the Wedding Scene to post here. 😉

          Col

        • #2515678

          You wouldn’t mean

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          this one now would you :p

          http://tinyurl.com/ozbsj

          Edited to add its really not my fault, Col is making me do it 🙁

          Edited again to add my favourite Little Britain clip
          http://tinyurl.com/yqdqmw

        • #2515657

          I wouldn’t blame

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Steffi or Col. And really, this type of behavior from my husband isn’t new..just new ammunition. 🙂

        • #2515436

          Nick- You can fine-tune this.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

        • #2517845

          OnTheRopes

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Dude! You rock!

          No need for me to fine-tune perfection! Many thanks. 😀

          Edit: Can you PM me a copy of it? Photobucket won’t let me save it locally. Please?

        • #2517831

          Nick

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I feel like I snuck in here under false pretenses with a new login name as you’ll see in my post to Tigger below.

          If you care to shoot me an email at the address in my profile I’ll be more than happy to send you the original and one a bit larger. Or… let me check my archives later and I’ll you send one tomorrow.

          Edit to add: Not sure what OS and browser you’re using or if you’re sandboxed but I can right-click the image and “save as” to any destination.

          If you don’t care to contact me and I can’t dig out your email address from the dust-bin I’ll ask one of my remaining contacts at TR if they’ll pass on the file as my old gmail/peer mail address is defunct.

        • #2517723

          Dear Mr. Ropes,

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          Do you expect the tinyurl to hang around for a while? I just linked to that one as an avitar. [b]I Like It![/b]

          Clearly, I need to start playing around with GIMP. Maybe after I rebuild my home development server 🙂

        • #2517721

          Col: Shame On You! Such evil and Impurity!

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I mean really! Goading that poor little innocent young Steffi to put such Impure material out there for all to see!

          The very Thought!

        • #2517720

          Steffi: We will have to start the lessons over again!

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I understand that you really didn’t know what you were doing but you must understand that it was the Impure thoughts that made you look for those links.

          I know that, deep down inside, you are a Pure, holesome, tender, um…

          I know that you want to be Pure.

        • #2517717

          Tig: Can we clean this up a bitty?

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I mean, really. Couldn’t it be called something a bit more Pure? Like “Twin Cities Walk-a-thon to raise money for women’s unmentionables that are above the fanny pack”? At least that is somewhat more Pure.

          I was going to use “Naughty Bits” but I thought some of the impressionable youth here might be a bitty to moved by that one.

          (Edited because I wanted to.)

        • #2517711

          Dave Fair Suck of the Sav

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I didn’t force Steffi to post the URLs and GG didn’t even know what was meant by [b]Bitty.[/b] So does that make Steffi less Pure than GG? 😀

          If you read back you’ll see that I being the [b]Pure One[/b] was warning [b]Poor Mae[/b] against being approached with the demand for [b]Bitty[/b] nothing else. :^0

          As for the term [b]Naughty Bits[/b] sorry but Kenny Everit used that in his TV Series called the Kenny Everit Video Show where the Good cartoon character lept into the Orgasmatron with his trusty Side Kick Calla an spend many hours there relaxing. :p

          The Pommie Humour is actually quite good and I would think that anything that you can come up with as being [b]Pure[/b] has already been used by the Poms to show just how [b]Impure[/b] it actually is. :^0

          Now just provided that Steffi doesn’t ask me did I know that Paul McCarthy was in a band before Wings maybe I will not feel quite so old tonight. :p

          Col ]:)

        • #2517700

          Col: Now, I was thinking of something completely different.

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          The various Monty Python-ites used to romp about with labels and maps and things showing, covering and avoiding describing “Naughty Bits”.

          I think Kenny was about the same time, wasn’t he?
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIT0QyIK-vY

          And GG is the Queen so she is clearly “more” of anything we want to attribute to her.

          And has anybody ever been able to explain why “Pom” looks so much like “Porn” in some fonts?

        • #2517698

          daveo2000

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          I’m glad you like it.

          I expect that avatar to be at photobucket until sometime after the Komen 3-Day event.

        • #2532902

          Well that’s easy Dave

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          The reason why Pom & Porn look so similar in some fonts is that the Poms invented Porn. They had a Movie Industry long before Hollywood was even a sparkle in someones eye namely the Mafia as a way to launder their dirty money and make it come out clean so they couldn’t afford any hint of controversy, scandal. :p

          The Poms on the other hand invented the Goons, The Goodies and went on from there to continue with the best humour in the world and if I remember correctly it was in Monty Pythons Life of Brian that you saw the first Full Frontal Nude. But in that case [b]He was just a naughty little Boy not your Messiah.[/b] 😀

          When you have resources like that to fall back upon the poor Americans never stood a chance an had to look at reruns of [b]I Love Lucy[/b] to think that was raunchy particularly the times when she was pregnant and this couldn’t be shown so you only ever saw Head Shots in the series. Actually when I think about it the decisions of the US Censors where nearly as funny as what the Poms where putting out as Comedy. :^0

          As for Kenny Everit I think that he came after the Monty Python Series finished but before the Films started, but ages after The Goodies, Benny Hill, Charlie Drake the Worker and Marty Feldman. 😡

          But I’m sure that [b]Neils Translation Service[/b] will come up with a better and more full answer complete with dates and broadcast times, as well as Stations when he sees this. :0

          Col ]:)

          [i]Edited to add[/i] GG is our Majestic Majesty so she can do no wrong and it’s that evil Steffi who is dragging Her Mightily Pure Self down to the level of some student who is too vile and impure to work in the UK so she’s been Transported to Germany for a while in the hopes that the regimented life style there will help straighten her up and make her fit in better with the UK way of life. Of course if that doesn’t work she’ll be transported to AU and we’ll have another nasty Pom to control and make into a [b]Decent Upstanding Member of Society.[/b] This is nowhere near as hard as it sounds as all that is required is to take her out as a Governess to some Farmer in the [b]Bush[/b] drop her off at the [b]Homestead[/b] and rush away before she realises that the place is deserted and when she finally arrives back in the nearest habitation with just the clothes on her back and even they are all torn to shreds she will by that time be willing to accept Authority and toe the line if it doesn’t kill her first. 😀 :^0

        • #2532623

          oh boy

          by cuteelf ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          My cat was named Bittybit.

          Not good, huh.

          CuteElf

        • #2532595

          Well, Elf, that depends…

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to yup, will…..

          on what type of cat it is, now doesn’t it?

          After all, if it is an alley cat then it might just be hanging around with no support.
          If it is a fraidy-cat then we will never see it anyway.
          If it is a fanny cat (you aren’t allowed to use the other word because of the naughty-bit filters) than the name might just be appropriate.

        • #2516103

          In Liverpool

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Speaking of English terms

          Bint is also used for a woman but not meant in a nice way and 9 times out of 10 its coupled with the word stupid, ie “you stupid bint”

          So maybe you can call your husband that :p

      • #2516169

        No worries, Neil

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Sixty Miles!

        I will bet that I will be using some “colourful” language on the steep bits myself. Unfortunately, I HAVE to train for them- darn near took myself out last year by not being ready for the hills of Day 2. This year is all about avoiding shin splints… if I can.

        And yes, your waistline will thank you. And you will thank you.

        • #2516087

          Shin splits

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to No worries, Neil

          Watch out for them. They got me for a while before I worked out what was going on. Be aware that there are three different types of shin splits and one sort is triggered by [b]uphill[/b] and for another sort it’s [b]downhill[/b] that does it and for the third sort, it’s [b]both[/b] – although I expect you know that. 🙂

          Medial, Lateral or Anterior! Take your pick…

        • #2516081

          Shoes and stretching

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Shin splits

          Shin splints can be exacerbated by inadequate warmup and cooldown. Warmup is especially important, “cold muscles” tend to tear more than warm ones(doesn’t that make you feel good?).

          But in my experience, ancient as it is, with shin splints, some of it is also bio-mechanically related. Worn shoes or shoes that are not quite right for your motion can also make shin splints worse. People with serious issues often see a specialist. If you were in Toronto, I could recommend some places.

          James

        • #2517494

          Thanks, James

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Shoes and stretching

          but I’ve worked out what caused mine. When I started walking seriously, I tended to try and “stride out” and that’s the absolute classic way to get agonising shin pains! I learned to push off better from the back and “chop” the stride in front and they went away. I also got support insoles but I find that its only my left leg that needs one.

          I still find I can get them if a good-looking jogger sweeps past on the Thames River path and I unconsciously speed up to follow…

          :^0

        • #2517276

          Shoes

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Shoes and stretching

          Last year I consulted with a podiologist and followed his recommendations. I tend to twist my feet when I walk so my shoes have a stabilizing base that corrects that. I also keep a strict count of the number of miles I put on a pair of shoes.

          I have two pair (identical) that I used last year. Neither pair will make it through training and the event. So one pair will get used in training less but do one day of the event. I’ll get a third pair and begin breaking them in in June. They will do two days of the event.

          I have seen what happens to people who don’t take care of their feet on this event. It looks painful.

        • #2517280

          What nailed me

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Shin splits

          Was both upside and the downside.

          Fiance’s mom used to be a massage therapist. She has taught us some tricks to reduce the problem and training should improve my odds of not having it.

          And I have learned about some homeopathics that can help. Mostly, I plan to avoid it completely if I possibly can.

          I hate hills. I just can’t avoid them. I want to survive them a bit better.

    • #2516181

      This is great!

      by maecuff ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      By the way, I don’t know if I mentioned this or not, but my husband’s grandmother loved her ribbon. She put it in a shadow box and it’s hanging on her wall.

      I’m inspired. I’m going to get off my ass and start walking. Maybe today. Okay..definitely today.

      • #2516167

        That is so great

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to This is great!

        I will be carrying her again this year. I also have all of you from last year on white ribbons- the white with pink ribbon is a supporter. And you all have been that!

        Walking will mean that you don’t have to wait for Bigfoot to show up in your office with a shrink ray…

        • #2517714

          I wonder if I should MS150 again…

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to That is so great

          Way back last century (when I was in my 20’s) I rode in an MS-150 bike-a-thon. It was fun but I didn’t know enough people out of college that could sponsor me.

          The first 75 miles were a killer because I tried to keep up with some heavy-duty bikers. By the end of the day, even Viagra wouldn’t have helped the numb bits. The second day I took it easier and was ready for another 25 after the 75 miles for that day were done!

          You have me thinking that I should get into another one since I will turn 50 this year.

    • #2516100

      Good Luck!

      by steffi28 ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Its people like you that make a huge difference to the world, without people like you who would fight for a cause? Your truly an inspiration hun, and I wish you the very best of luck with the walk

    • #2516086

      Can I make a suggestion, Tig?

      by gadgetgirl ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Whilst the Impure Brigade and the Rest of the Gang are more than well aware of who you are and why you walk, why not add in a link to last years discussion on the walk?

      That saves you wearing out your fingers from typing, puts links up for the ribbon avatars (again!) and gets the newer members of TR up to speed with your Quest. (which you know I’m wholeheartedly behind, and why)

      If you still have the pics up somewhere, and the screenshots of the hot100, they would be good, too.

      I’m just trying to save you a little time to do …… more……… training!

      oh, and the one and only hint from me: if you can’t find suitable hills to prevent the shin splints, use water filled ankle weights on the flat. (when you remove them, you feel as if you’re feet aren’t quite on the sidewalk for a while! Most peculiar feeling! :p )

      Tig, you know you have my support. Anything I can do, you know me well enough just to yell. I’m glad you’re doing this again.

      Thanks. On behalf of an awful lot of family, and myself. Thank you.

      GG

    • #2516077

      Good luck

      by onbliss ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Tigger: Good luck. Wishes for a successful training and event.

    • #2516069

      Thanks for walking

      by lost_in_ny ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      …and for providing an easy way for those of us too creaky and/or lazy to do the same to at least donate some $$ to your good works and feel good about contributing to the fight.

      • #2517264

        You are FABULOUS!!!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Thanks for walking

        Watch your email (I hope) for a note from me.

        And THANK YOU!!!!!

        Without the support of others, I can do nothing. With it, I can walk mountains… and will!

    • #2516068

      Tig a couple of suggestions

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      [b]1[/b] No Bouncing this year as we all know that Tiggers love to bounce but some find it is like cheating.

      [b]2[/b] Steffi has offered to train both the washing machine and Dryer to stop eating your socks as she has a need to whip something till it begs for mercy so you’ll get to keep all your socks this year.

      Instead of Electrolytes in the Water Bottle put in Gin it might not work any better but then again [b]Who Cares![/b] You will not feel a thing till you start to sober up a long time after the event. 😀

      As usual if you need anything just drop me a line and I’ll see what can be dug up.

      Best Wishes

      Col
      [i]Edited because Tig is having a bad influence on me and I’m beginning to type like her.[/i] 🙁

      • #2517261

        No Bouncing??? :(

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Tig a couple of suggestions

        But, but, but… Okay.

        Not having to sacrifice my socks to the Dryer God is a good thing. I wear expensive socks! Let me know when Steffi is due to arrive and I will make sure that she has all she needs to properly beat the beast into submission.

        Gin in the water bottles is bad. Gin in the martini after the 20 mile walk is good. Electrolytes while walking, martinis later. I think I have it.

        Or are you suggesting that one bottle be Gin and the other Tonic???

        Thanks Col, I appreciate you!

        How are your ex-pat friends???

        • #2517167

          They are back and driving me nuts over a NB

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to No Bouncing??? :(

          But otherwise fine. Now they are talking about going on a caravan holiday and need a NB with a Wireless Broadband Connection so they can do I don’t know what. 😀

          But this to will happen and get passed by. 😡

          Col

        • #2517713

          Dryer Warning: worm-hole alert

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to No Bouncing??? :(

          Col, I thought you knew about the reason for sock-eating dryers. Long ago it was discovered that people in the US are collecting too much. Among the things that are collected are European magazines which weigh too much.

          Because of this, the weight re-distribution of the earth was causing a bitty of a wobble and the oceans, being fluid, started to balance this by flowing towards the weight, thus raising the water level around the US.

          Engineers figured a very clever way to fix this so that almost nobody would notice: they put worm-hole-like teleportation devices in dryers which would send limited quantities of socks from the US to a remote region of the outback.

          Didn’t you know about this? So PLEASE keep it a secret!

        • #2517708

          Yes Dave Of course I knew

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Dryer Warning: worm-hole alert

          But I’ve never been silly enough to mention this fact in front of a [b]Pissed Off[/b] Tigger. So now you can explain to her the next time that she’s really very less than Happy [b]Why It Is So![/b] I personally like a quite life and just sit back and watch my sock farm grow all the time and I don’t need to add any water. 😀

          Col

        • #2532890

          Sock farm? SOCK FARM?????

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Yes Dave Of course I knew

          AAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

          I will send you my home address and cash. SEND ME MY SOCKS!!!

          Do you have any idea how sacred socks are??? Do you even care???

          AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!

          I want my socks back! *sniff!*

        • #2532650

          Tig dont worry!!

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Sock farm? SOCK FARM?????

          I have been sent to the rescue, Col has already volunteered my services, I get to take all my anger out on your washing machine or dryer, or maybe both, and I have a lot of anger to take out 😀

        • #2532631

          Steffi you are a really Naughty Little Girl!!!! X-(

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Tig dont worry!!

          You already know that Dave has given you that Paddock and you are acting all [b]in-sin-onit[/b] as if Butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth when we all know that it would boil off your tongue. :p

          Actually I’m much more worried about Dave’s motives for giving you this Sock Farm I’ve a fair idea what he really wants and I don’t think that it has anything to do with socks. Ever since he put you on the Pedestal and looked up at you he’s not been the same. What where you wearing or more importantly [b]What Where You Not Wearing at the time?[/b] He’s been totally changed and will not even consider playing chess any more. 🙁

          Col :0

        • #2532602

          I like that

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Tig dont worry!!

          Butter boils off my tounge, I feel so Impure ]:)

          And Its really not my fault if Dave is infatuated with me, I didnt force him honestly he asked me to wear the skimpy underwear and suspenders while I was up on the platform I promise!!

        • #2532575

          Sure Steffi you’re such a Bad Little Girl

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Tig dont worry!!

          [i]he asked me to wear the skimpy underwear and suspenders while I was up on the platform I promise!![/i]

          And just to make him feel comfortable I suppose those Fish Net Stockings and Crotchless Knickers where your idea right? :0

          No wonder he’s chasing you hoping to get a sample of what you showed off. Good thing though that you’ve only progressed to being a [b]Bad Girl[/b] as my father uses to insist that there was no such thing as a [b]Good Girl[/b] there where only [b]Bad Girl and those that where Better at Being BAD![/b] you’ve still got a long way to go but I can see that GG leading you down that slippery slope into [b]Totally Naughtiness.[/b] And worse still you are enjoying it. 🙁

          Col ]:)

        • #2532644

          Tig you’ll have to take that one up with Dave and Steffi

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Sock farm? SOCK FARM?????

          Apparently I’m not allowed to touch any of the socks that magically appear in the lower paddock. Apparently it was originally daveo2000 paddock but apparently he’s made a gift of it to Steffi. I think I know what he’s after but I’ll leave it at that because it would ruin his pure apparition at TR. Personally I don’t think that he wants to get into Steffi’s socks but something else as he’s been looking up her dresses now for ages. Now from what Dave tells me Steffi28 owns it and all the socks therein. :_|

          Steffi has placed an electric fence around the paddock and razor wire everywhere so I don’t dare go near it because she has the razor wire trained to jump out and attack anything within 100 yards of the fence and then after the razor wire drags you onto the electric fence you cut yourself to bits killing yourself in the process. Only Steffi knows the secret way in and she’s not sharing it with anyone so unfortunately I can not give you any socks that appear there. :0

          I watched that fence tonight as it ate several Possums 3 horses 50 Bullocks and a couple of Bats flying overhead. Everything ended up as nice 1/4 inch slices of the various animals so I’m staying away and not going near that monster under any circumstances. I’m sure that you can make a deal with Steffi over these and she can rescue them from that monster that she’s created. :^0

          As for Dave I don’t think that there is any hope for him on either of the fronts that he attempts to put forward. 😀

          Col 😡

        • #2532589

          I’m just looking for socks.

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to Tig you’ll have to take that one up with Dave and Steffi

          Please don’t forget that I am Pure. I don’t believe in all of that dirty stuff that you allude to.

          I got my box of Ivory Snow and asked Steffi if I could wash anything for her. It isn’t my fault what she handed to me to put in the washing machine. And I didn’t make her get up on that pedestal either.

          And how was I to know what she meant when she started talking about how much she likes socks. And when she started talking about “snickers” I thought it was cute how she would leave of the first “s” and all.

        • #2532574

          Dave do you honestly expect a single person to believe

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Tig you’ll have to take that one up with Dave and Steffi

          That [b]Total Crock of Shiite?[/b] 😉

          I’m sure that there may be some 6 month olds who might but I very much doubt that there is anyone else who will. 😀

          Col ]:)

    • #2517488

      Joining the “virtual” walk? You betcha!

      by Sonja Thompson ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Tig, I didn’t know that you’re up in my homeland! I’ve been in Louisville for about 17 years now (warmer weather, don’t cha know), but I still have several friends that live in the Twin Cities, probably a couple that will also be walking.

      I’ll be following your blog and progress along the way. GO, TIG!! 🙂

    • #2517253

      You’re my hero, Tig

      by av . ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      God bless you for doing what you do. I’m going to change my avatar (I still have to figure out how to do it ?:| ) in your honor.

      AV

      • #2517252

        DE has it figured

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to You’re my hero, Tig

        His avatar now has what GG calls a “training ribbon”.

        I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support!

      • #2515642

        “My Workspace”

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to You’re my hero, Tig

        And then “edit profile”.

        http://www.photobucket.com has free hosting for your pictures, and you can upload any pictures you want to there.

        If you need a ribbon, just ask. We all have a lot of them to choose from.



        • #2515527

          Hey JD!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to “My Workspace”

          It just hit me that the crystal pin in your montage is on the lapel of my black suit coat.

          Small world!

          If anyone needs a shoelace ribbon, let me know.

        • #2515367

          I stinketh at this

          by av . ·

          In reply to “My Workspace”

          I tried photobucket and picked out what I wanted but it isn’t uploading. I feel like one of my end users! Actually, JD, I really do like the ribbon that sort of looks like rubies, the one on the right. How can I get that one? I’d be eternally grateful if you could help me. . . 😉

          AV

        • #2517840

          On my photobucket site

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I stinketh at this

          http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g25/kennesina/pinkRuby.jpg

          Every pink ribbon gets us closer to a cure!

          And that one is on my black suit. Go figure…

        • #2517827

          Thank you, Tig

          by av . ·

          In reply to On my photobucket site

          It worked and I love it! I’m not sure what I did wrong with Photobucket but I’ll figure it out.

          It would make a great pin.

          AV

        • #2517815

          photobucket upload

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Thank you, Tig

          you have the file saved to your hard drive?

          how big is the file?

          do you have a firewall turned on?

          what browser are you using? (I use FF2.00002)

          how many did you try to upload at a time?

          clear your temp folder, reboot, and try again. (from the RUN command, type “%temp%” without quotes, and delete everything you see there.)

        • #2532891

          You know what I think I did? (no laughing)

          by av . ·

          In reply to photobucket upload

          When I put the photo in the field on my profile, I saw the http:// was already there, so I took it off of the URL link I pasted in there.

          When I pasted Tig’s link, I left the http in and it worked.

          Ok – you can stop laughing now. :p

        • #2532889

          You’re okay, AV

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to photobucket upload

          I need to do some hunting but I am certain that there is an image out there somewhere of Betty Boop wearing a pink ribbon.

          I shall post it when I find it!

        • #2532867

          Laughing WITH you?

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to photobucket upload

          I lie. I am most certainly laughing at you, AV.

          Of course, I do mean that in the best way possible! 😡

          It is always something simple, huh? 😀

        • #2532711

          Your ‘http’ problem kinda reminds me of the Pascal days…

          by daveo2000 ·

          In reply to photobucket upload

          … when forgetting a semi-colon at the end of a statement would cause massively cascading errors.

          There used to be a stack of cards next to the card reader with just semi-colons on them for just such an occasion. (so you wouldn’t have to retype the whole card.)

          For you young-uns that don’t understand these antiquated references…

          STUDY YOUR COMPUTER ANCIENT HISTORY!

        • #2532653

          Don’t worry AV I did something worse today. :(

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to photobucket upload

          Well it was supposed to be easy but!!!!

          I got cornered into installing a domestic Self Install ADSL Kit from one of the major Telco’s here and it bit hard.

          First thing that Destruction Manual didn’t have any Instructions except drop in the CD and work off that. I just know so much better but after forcing the Modem to the HTTP Page I just couldn’t find any reference to the User Name & Password to open the thing so out of desperation I used the CD. :_|

          Well for 45 minutes it insisted on showing me how to plug in and attach things [b]Already Done[/b] and I’m getting frustrated slightly then it comes to the stage of entering the User Name & Password for the Account, Silly me thought that this bypassed the Modems setup procedure and just entered the right things as all I had to enter was the first part of the E-Mail address up to the @ and then the Password which was easy and of course nothing worked. It failed to connect on 3 occasions and then forced me to go back to the start and walk through the entire installation procedure again. I double checked that I hadn’t made a typo and again it failed to connect so I rang the Telco and waited and waited 2.5 hours latter I was more than slightly frustrated but eventually the First Tier Help Desk Person answered the phone and I asked how to set up manually to avoid the CD.

          Well Silly Me didn’t think for a single minute that the E-Mail account and password where the same for the modem to gain access to it as the actual setting should be. But apparently the Install CD was a muck up as they added the ISP’s name but forgot to add the .COM which for some strange reason caused some problems. :_|

          Well as I had already tried 6 times by now to Log On the server at their end it was by now well and truly scrambled so they where concerned that it would require some major maintenance to set right like leave it for 24 hours and try again. I suggested that they change the Password and let me try again and after shutting down the Modem and then the computer it worked finally. So far so good till I came to connect the second computer to the LAN and there was nothing there. A quick look at the IP Config showed that the install CD had grabbed both Ethernet Sockets and allocated them both to the modem. Even deleting one of the ports didn’t have any effect so I set it to a static address and got a working network but no Internet connection to the second computer. Well you can’t have everything can you? 😀

          But another 3 hours wasted I eventually forced the computer to share the second or in this case the primary Ethernet Socket and then using [b]Brute Force[/b] forced the computer to share that connection and I had a working LAN with an Internet connection to both computers. Well better late than never and I updated the AV and Spy Ware Products on the second machine then looked at the usage over the past few hours which stated that the listed usage was 4 hours old .

          Well I had only downloaded 79 MEG and his limit is 200 MEG as he doesn’t use the Internet at all and doesn’t need any long term high speed connection as it would only be a waste of money. Well I figure that in the first 6 hours that it was actually connected I had used the best part of a months worth of Net Time and had not even started to look at the Windows Updates or any of the Office Updates so they can wait till next month when he can update one machine and then leave it for another month then look at the available Office Updates. By my reckoning he’ll take about 4 months to get everything updated without running into any excess usage fees. :^0

          Still not actually sure what I downloaded as I didn’t upload anything except 2 test e-mails to check that both accounts where working. Far short of a couple of hundred K’s so I’m not sure just what else was downloaded because all I did was update AVG AV Program Spy Ware S&D and AD AWARE SE on both computers and then check his E-Mail. Nothing of any consequence there so I’m a bit stumped as to what was actually downloaded but I’m not asking either.

          Col

        • #2534187

          What can I say?

          by av . ·

          In reply to photobucket upload

          I can say I’m glad I didn’t spend my day in DSL Hell like Hal did.

          Sometimes I feel like an end user. :^0

    • #2517231

      Pink ribbon with transparent background available

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      in a small (1kb) or a large (4kb) version from my web site. Go to:

      http://www.bywater.net.au

      Click on the ‘Downloads’ item in the menu on the left hand side.

      Select the small or the large gif (both have transparent backgrounds), click on it. It will open in the main section of the page.

      Right click and choose ‘Save to’ or ‘Save image’ from the pop up menu of your browser

      If that doesn’t work, email me and I’ll send a copy back.

      Then you just use an image manipulation program to adjust the size to suit your avatar, and copy and paste it in to where you want it. Or use the clone stamp if you want.

    • #2517230

      Caught [pant, pant, pant] up!

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      Tig, I have no idea how I missed this discussion before now. None. Unless I was off-line for two days.

      I’ve posted my training avatar. As I said elsewhere, it may look weird, but GIMP kicked my butt on this training exercise.

      Step out, girl! With luck, you can double the donations from last year. I’ll do what I can, again. Do you have a link for donations yet?

      Good luck and God bless.

      Edit: wierd looked weird

      Second edit: Disregard the question about donation website…I read the blog and found the link to http://www.the3day.org/twincities07/tricia

    • #2515652

      Rejoice, I have arrived….

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      (finally)

      Thanks for the heads up Tig. (Yet one more discussion I missed, grrrr to you TR )

      I will have to come back this afternoon to catch up on everything, but now that I have this and the blog linked, count me in!

      Sent you a peer, and it hasn’t bounced back YET, so that is a good sign.

      We need you to take a video during one of your walks, so I can watch it while I am sitting here eating doritos! Ok ok, I will get off my tush and MANUALLY start it. No remote! Just for you!

      Good luck, and I will be with you every other step of the way!

      jd



    • #2515433

      Count me as another supporter.

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      😐

      • #2515379

        Always good to have a new friend

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Count me as another supporter.

        And I welcome the support!

        3 Miles tonight and more to come. I walked 3 on Saturday and hardly noticed. Tonight it kicked my tail.

        Think it had anything to do with walking all day at work in 4 inch stilletos?

        • #2517851

          I think that you will want

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to Always good to have a new friend

          the high heel sneakers rather than the stilettos. They tend to cramp the lower leg.

          You got my support.

        • #2517835

          What I need to do

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I think that you will want

          Is quit wearing heels!

          Very difficult where I work- Business professional every day… except Friday!!!

          3 miles of hills tonight after work. Ouch!!! On my own, I wouldn’t bother to eat. I’d have just walked the miles and fallen asleep. I am so fortunate to have my fiance willing to do the rest of the stuff. He feeds me, and takes care of me. I am VERY lucky.

          And I am lucky to have all of you. I KNOW you are feeling it in the calves tonight. Call it sympathy pain…

        • #2517808

          Oooh, ahhh, oohhh – that smarts – please, can I be

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to What I need to do

          allowed to be a little less sympathetic, or can you try not to get so sore. I had a terrible night’s trying to sleep with those sore legs. :p

        • #2532888

          Tiger Balm and Arnica

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Oooh, ahhh, oohhh – that smarts – please, can I be

          Heals that right up!

        • #2532860

          Last time I used Tiger Balm, it was near the top of

          by deadly ernest ·

          In reply to Tiger Balm and Arnica

          my left thigh, on a caulked muscle. I found out, the hard way, that it easily transfers through thin material. I was very uncomfortable until i could wash it all off. Talk about an oowie.

        • #2517834

          err… Tigger

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Always good to have a new friend

          You must be working too hard.

          OnTheRopes = the original, infamous neverbusted using another stoopid, yet accurate, login name.

          FYI-My current avatar is a combination of all of the screenshots TR members used, edited to include people who couldn’t or didn’t change their avatars but were still supporters.

        • #2517728

          And it’s FABULOUS!!!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to err… Tigger

          I have been watching it change. That is just so cool!

          Wasn’t absolutely certain it was you, didn’t want to presume, and all of that. Now I know that you will understand duckies!

          Good to see you. Popped in this a.m. to see if anything earth-shattering was going on. I have meetings that I need to prep for so will be on-again, off-again.

          Meetings. Another way of saying, “Productivity Loss”…

          Sheesh!

    • #2532872

      Is this ok to show my support TT??

      by danlm ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      I kind of suck at photshop, but Scooby is trying.

      Dan

    • #2532871

      Good luck m’dear!!

      by jellimonsta ·

      In reply to (Another) 60 Miles to Change Lives

      I will be thinking of you Tig!
      I think I may have walked at least 60 yards today!! 😀

      • #2532866

        I walked all the way

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Good luck m’dear!!

        out to my car today……

        Kind of sucked, because someone took MY spot, so I had to even park a little further away than normal! X-( somebitches!

      • #2532853

        No worries, mate

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Good luck m’dear!!

        And Caroline is still safe with me and mine as we get through the hard work- walking in Spring thaw… what a MESS!

        Email all you know in the Cities. We have a concert, we need the people…

        • #2532556

          a Concert ?:|

          by dawgit ·

          In reply to No worries, mate

          You have to sing when you walk? :0 -d

        • #2534310

          Posting in my sleep again

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to a Concert ?:|

          I had been up late getting information on a fundraiser (concert at a local bar) and inadvertantly posted here as well.

          Walking is the easy part. Organising fundraisers while working full time and training is something else again.

          I really need more naps! 🙂

        • #2534127

          Hmmm…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Posting in my sleep again

          We have an office in Brooklyn Park. Not too far north. When is the fund raiser… I can see if I can raise some awareness… or threaten them with limited Internet connectivity?!?! 😀

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