Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Princess Guide: Psssst... I Have a Secret!

Ya'll know how much I love a good secret. Well, today I have THE BEST secret of all.

You can't tell anyone. Not even your dog.

That's right --this is just between you, me and the fencepost.

Are you ready???

Are you sure???

Here goes....

You're walking in the Breast Cancer 3-Day.

Surprised??? I know some of you are -- and your neighbors will be, too!

Now, this isn't a post trying to get you to sign up to walk. That's another post for another day. This is a post for those of you who are registered to walk -- and haven't told anyone.

Not even your Mom.

Know how I know?

It's not that I have superhuman powers or anything like that. Nope. I just looked at your web page. You know, your "official" Participant Center?

My first clue? It still looks like it did the day you registered for The Walk. No offense, but it's boring. When people log on to donate under your name, the last thing they want to see is a picture of someone's stinky shoes and the pink Energizer bunny. Really, I mean it. You've got to do something about that. Today. I mean it -- don't make me give you the Mean Mommy Look.

Really, this is soooooooooo easy to do. Just log onto your Participant Center at http://www.the3day.org/. When it comes up, click on the button at the top that says "Personal Page."

You'll see a light pink shaded bar with this in it:

1. Edit the content of this page.
Click here to open this page for editing.

2. Save your changes.

So... Click where it tells you and edit away.... And then save.... And then I'll be sooooooo proud of you!

Make it your own. Make it happy, sad, mushy, whatever. It's YOUR story. Tell us why you're walking and what this means to you.

You cannot expect people to donate to something unless you show them why you believe in it.

For some of us, that's hard. It's hard to put yourself out there. Some of our stories are so new and so raw and so painful that we cringe at the idea of sharing them.

But we've got to. It's a step to finding a CURE. It's a step towards our own healing.

Now.... Know what else clued me into the fact that you haven't shared your commitment with anyone? The fact that you've done no fundraising so far. I know we're all incredibly busy, and the economy isn't the greatest, but it's time. Unless all your 3-Day donations are squirreled away in a Swiss bank account, just waiting to be posted, or your Honey is planning on writing that $2300 check, you need to get a move on. We're gonna talk about that tomorrow.....

In the meantime.....

Your Challenge for Today:
Your challenge for today is to take a stroll through your Participant Center. Take 5-10 minutes to turn it into something that will knock people's socks off. Add a picture of your Great Aunt Gert, your kids, yourself -- or even me. Tell people why you're walking. Share your heart.

And if you've already done that, take a second to just read over it and make sure it's up to date.

Then, take a moment to let me know you've met the challenge -- even if you just write "done" in the comments. Seriously, I talk to myself all day long. I need some "comment love" on here -- at least then I can pretend I'm not talking to myself!

What I'm Doing:
If you follow the virtual personal trainer for the DFW walk, you'll see that today's walk was 4 miles -- easy. If you're me, and your feet are whacked out, you've got to be a bit creative about training. So... I did 10 miles on my bike yesterday and 12 today. With the girls back in school, I'm thrilled to be back in my routine.

My goal is to lose 10 lbs. by October 2. That's 5.5 weeks away. Very do-able. I'll have to step it up to lose the next 10 by The Walk, but that's the Holy Grail I'm aiming towards. I'm glad you're coming along for the ride!


kristine fiala said...

Okay...I started now you need to give me some info...I will send you a private message :)

Tanya said...

love that you are always so bubbly i do hope our paths cross in nov in dfw.

and thanks for the reminder about updating our page.