2015 3-Day Walk: From Sizzling to Freezing

by Cathy Miller

in 3-Day Walk for the Cure

The 2015 3-Day Walk for the Cure is under the feet and the 12th since I first strapped on my walking shoes.

Mother Nature sure likes to play with this Old Lady Walking.

2015 was the hottest Walk my teammates and I walked in. With temperatures in the low 80s and the famous San Diego hills, water sprays were welcomed as we walked.

TemperatureThen I returned to Boise. Snow started falling the night I arrived and the temperature in the low 30s has been steadily falling.

Check out this morning’s temperature.

But it’s all good. We raised $5.5 million for breast cancer research.

We had a smaller team this year. Just like the early years.

As always, we met so many fascinating people. One couple walking wore matching t-shirts. Hers had her name, Toni. Her husband’s shirt read Toni’s Tiger.

Turns out that has been his nickname since birth. Talk about a meant-to-be relationship.

Another walker sure gave this Old Lady Walking hope. She is 72 years of age, a still active school psychologist, and reported she was having a much better walk since she had her knee replacement.

Never underestimate the power of determination.

I put together this slideshow to share some of the great memories. If you have boomer eyes like mine, you can click on the link above the video to get a larger view at authorstream.


Thank you again to all of my contributors. You rock! I could not do this without you. I’m already signed up for next year so stay tuned.

Wishing you all happy holidays and a healthy 2016!


Walk on.


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Harleena Singh December 2, 2015 at 10:55 am

Hi Cathy,

Many congratulations, yet again :))

You surprise so many of us by achieving such a lot each year, going through the rough weather and so much more. Not to mention the wonderful cause you cover and meet so many people along the way. Awesome is the word my friend!

Thanks for sharing your journey with us – gives me immense joy to be part of it, even if so indirectly. Happy holidays to you and yours as well 🙂


Cathy Miller December 2, 2015 at 11:26 am

Thanks, Leena. If you would have told me in 2003 I would still be walking, I would have thought you were crazy. 😉 But I found, I simply cannot walk away. It is my honor to remember those we have lost, those who have beat cancer, and those yet to be diagnosed. Not to mention the families of those individuals.

Thanks for the kind words, Leena. And happy holidays!


Mitchell Allen December 2, 2015 at 11:11 am

Way to go, Cathy!

Harleena said it all, so thank you!

Happy Holidays,



Cathy Miller December 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

Thank you, Mitch! I guess you know why you haven’t seen me around CCC for awhile. 😉 I also want to thank you for your continued support. It means a lot.

Happy holidays, Mitch!


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