Thank you to everyone who helped me achieve my fundraising goal for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  A few short weeks ago I thought I would not be walking due to the fundraising being out of reach, but I should have known better!  Your generosity has been amazing.  You prayers and encouragement throughout the fundraising process and training have meant the world to me.  Thank you so much.

I know, I have been amazingly absent from the blog for the past couple of weeks.  BUT it has all paid off!  My daughter can ride her bike (Woo!) without fear and while using BRAKES when they are needed (thank you, Maria!!), we have played with several different little friends, camped in the backyard in the pop-up, finished little kickers soccer, had the neighborhood picnic, planned the meetings for the entire year of Daisy Girl Scouts, hubby and son ran the Urban Wildland, my husband did the Turtleman Triathlon, I have been typing and getting my next class put together, sorted out countless things in the basement, and organized a garage sale.  Not only has the garage sale gotten things out of my basement (my hubby is THRILLED, let me tell ya), but it helped me reach my goal for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure!  Woo-hoo!  (Check out the fun fire-work thingy that happens when you make your goal.)  I have made the fund raising goal and now just have to figure out what to pack.

I can (of course) still collect donations, if you are planning on donating but haven’t yet.  However, I would love it if you could give your donations to another walker you may know who hasn’t finished their fundraising yet, so they can go do this amazing walk.I would love you to donate to Elette Gamble who works at Lakewinds (the store where I hold my gluten and dairy free classes) who is also planning on doing the 3-Day walk. She is celebrating her 5 years of Survival from breast cancer.  Please support her journey.  Thanks!

I don’t know if anyone remembers when I signed up for this, but I asked if anyone else had walked the 3-Day with food allergies or celiac.  Carrying 3 day’s worth of food for 60 miles doesn’t sound particularly fun.  I searched on-line and asked around, but it seemed that no one had.  However, that must not be the case as the 3-Day has a great Special Meal Policy all organized and set up.  I am attaching the letter along with the menu the Twin Cities walk is having.  Over the next couple of weeks I will be putting meals/portions aside from our dinners, labeling them and freezing them.  I think I may try to stay (sort of) along the same menu as I pack, simply because I figure someone planned the menus so that we would be well fueled for the walk and they probably know better about that sort of thing then I do.  Sounds good to me!  Of course everything I bring will be gluten and dairy free versions of the meals.  And, if for some reason things get messed up and a meal is lost or contaminated?   Well, I am bringing extra GFCF power-type bars and there will be enough nuts, fruit and chips to make it until I can get a meal from my family (we live close enough to the walk).  I am not going to worry too much about it.  I am just going to enjoy the walk, the people I meet and the sea of pink.

I will be packing gluten and dairy free versions of the following:

2009 BREAST CANCER 3-DAY Event Menu

Friday – Day 1


* Chicken Breast and White Cheddar on a Whole Wheat Kaiser Bun with spinach, mushrooms (on side) & mayonnaise and mustard packets

* Vegetarian option: Black Bean Garden Burger on Whole Wheat Kaiser Bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion (on side) & mayonnaise and mustard packets

*Both served with apple, Baked Lays potato chips, and vienna finger cookie


* Meat or Meatless Meatballs

* Spaghetti Pasta with Marinara Sauce

* Capri Vegetable Blend

* Salad Bar

* Garlic Bread

* Assorted Brownies

Saturday – Day 2


* Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

* Bacon

* Roasted Hashbrown Potatoes

* Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey & Butter

* Hot Oatmeal & Toppings

* Cold Cereal, Pastries, Fruit & Yogurt

* Beverage Bar


* Sliced Chicken Caesar Wrap or Vegetarian Tofu Caesar Wrap with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and Caesar dressing (on side) on a spinach wrap

*Both served with grapes, Sun chips, and oreo cookie


* Chicken or Vegan Cutlet Piccata

* Garden Vegetable Pilaf

* Steamed Broccoli Spears

* Parmesan Breadsticks

* Salad Bar

* Strawberry Cream Cake

Sunday – Day 3


* Cheese Blintzes with Strawberries

* Scrambled Eggs

* Sausage Links

* Roasted Hashbrown Potatoes

* Cream of Wheat

* Cold Cereal, Pastries, Fruit & Yogurt

* Beverage Bar


* Sliced Turkey with Provolone on 9-grain bread with lettuce, sliced bell peppers (on side), tomato and Ranch dressing packet

* Vegetarian option: Hummus on 9-grain bread with alfalfa sprouts and spinach

*Both served with celery or green apple, baked cheddar crackers, and Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookie

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All meals need to be pre-cooked, each placed in a sealable container with each container individually

labeled with the following information:

Participant’s name and credential number.

The date the meal will be served to them.

What meal it is (Friday lunch; Saturday dinner; Sunday breakfast; etc.)

All sealable containers must be packed in an ice chest that also is labeled with the participant’s name and

credential number.

Day One: Before Opening Ceremony and On-Site check-In ends, the participant is to bring the ice chest

containing ALL of their meals to the staff Medical Manager at the medical table at On-Site Check-In. The

staff Medical Manager will ensure that the meals are transferred to the caterer’s kitchen truck in camp

where they will be stored in the refrigerator for the duration of the event. The caterer can re-heat

breakfast and dinner meals only. Lunch must be a cold meal, as it will be served at the lunch pit stop.

All lunch meals for Day One (see more lunch instructions below) will be picked up from the Medical

Manager at the medical table by the Road Coach and transported by the Road Coach to the lunch site to

be stored in the lunch refrigerator truck.

Breakfast and Dinner Meals (These meals will be available during scheduled meal times only)

When the participant is ready to eat breakfast or dinner, they are to go to the caterer’s kitchen truck (in

camp) and give one of the catering staff their name and credential number. As soon as a catering person

is available, they will re-heat the meal. If it’s a very busy time the participant may have to wait a bit, but

they will get their meal.

Lunch Meals on Days Two and Three:

On Day Two and Day Three, the event caterer will make sure that all special lunch meals for each day

are transferred to the lunch refrigerator truck before it goes to the lunch pit stop. When they arrive at the

lunch pit stop and are ready to eat, the participant will give the lunch Staff Pit Coordinator their name and

credential number and pick up their lunch meal for that day (another reason why each meal needs to be

clearly labeled with the participant’s name and credential number). This is to ensure that they will get their

correct lunch.

Day Three: Before leaving camp in the morning, the participant must pick up their ice chest and all used

sealable food containers from the caterer’s kitchen truck (in camp) and deliver it along with their gear to

their assigned gear truck. The ice chest will be dropped at Closing Ceremonies in the gear retrieval area

along with the rest of the participant’s gear (another reason why the ice chest needs to be clearly labeled

with the participant’s name and credential number). If the participant fails to pick up their ice chest from

either the caterer’s kitchen truck (in camp) or from the gear retrieval area, it and all its contents will be

thrown away.

And this one:

Below is the training schedule for this past week:

Virtual Personal Trainer

Countdown: 2 Weeks

Your Training Schedule for This Week:

Monday Rest
Tuesday 4 miles Easy walking
Wednesday 45 minutes Moderate cross-training
Thursday 5 miles Moderate walking
Friday 45 minutes Easy cross-training
Saturday 10 miles Easy walking
Sunday 8 miles Easy walking