I’ve been asked to create an info page for our upcoming Endometriosis Awareness Walk that’s NOT on Facebook; that way friends and family who are attending, and do not have Facebook, can have access to all of the walk’s pertinent info, etc.
So here goes!
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. (it will take approximately 2-2.5 hours to walk the 4.92 miles of shoreline)
Location: Lake Miramar; 10710 Scripps Lake Dr, San Diego, California 92131 (see map below)
Weather Forecast: High 81 degrees; 0% chance of rain; UV Index 8 out of 10. Wear sunscreen! Bring a hat! 🙂 The hourly forecast isn’t released yet, but keep your eye on the weather and plan accordingly for 9-11am.
Contact Info: Lisa Drayton; firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional: Wear yellow! Yellow is the color associated with Endometriosis Awareness.
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: Although I will still *strongly* recommend carpooling, there is overflow parking (of sorts). There is some street parking (be mindful of the No Parking signs and areas…) And about a half-mile down the road (prior to Lake Miramar), there’s the public library. There are no “Library Customers Only” parking signs around, so if you hit Lake Miramar and cannot find parking, find the library and park there and walk on down the road. And if their parking lot is full, there is library overflow parking nearby (Meanley Drive and also Red Cedar Drivet). PS – if you DO park at the library and are not familiar with the area, please note that the pond adjacent to the parking lot of the library is NOT where we will be walking. You’ll need to exit the driveway, turn right on Scripps Lake Drive, and walk a little bit before you see the Lake Miramar entrance on your left). If you wish to arrange carpooling, there is a Park & Ride in Mira Mesa behind the Best Buy (off of the 15 Freeway & Mira Mesa Boulevard): 9650 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126.
March is Endometriosis Awareness month! I plan on walking around Lake Miramar until my legs fall off (one lap around the shoreline is 4.92 miles). I’m likely only good for one lap, though… 🙂
Want to join me? You’re under NO obligation to donate, raise money, or anything. I’m just looking for good company for the day. IF you do go, wear yellow! And if you have a Bloomin’ Uterus button, toss that on, too ♥ Don’t have one and want one? You can buy one at www.gofundme.com/EndEndo for $2!
All funds raised in the fundraiser and through the Bloomin’ Uterus button sales will be donated immediately to the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Want to donate? I will walk 1 mile for every $10 raised at www.gofundme.com/EndEndo.
Want to just walk with me that day and don’t have Facebook? RSVP by emailing me at email@example.com. Let me know your name and cell phone number. If you are joining someone who is already attending the walk, let me know 😉 I only want your cell phone number in case we cannot connect before 9:00am on the day of the walk – a way for me to reach you to find out if you’re lost or just running late. I don’t want to start walking until everyone is around and ready 🙂
I had the pleasure of walking around Lake Miramar this morning. Parking was easier than expected (I got lucky), but the lot was very full already at 8:20am. I learned that the walk is laced with porta potties and benches, there’s intermittent shade, and no water. The entire walk is on a black-top roadway. However, there is a dirt trail that follows the edge of the lake if you prefer that route.
So bring: comfy walking shoes and socks (if you’re prone to blisters, try a Blister Stick), water, snackies, a hat or sunscreen, and you may want sunglasses. Also, if you have allergies, you may want to take a pill before you get there (elephant grass, wildflowers, etc.). If you’re asthmatic, bring your inhaler! If you’d like to have music on your walk, feel free to bring an iPod and headphones.
If you’re uncertain if you’ll be able to walk the entire 5 miles, whether it be due to endurance, injury, fitness levels, or a bad Endo Day, but still want to participate; there are bike rentals (regular bikes, 3-wheel bikes, bike taxi that sit 4-6 people). Let me know if you’re interested and I can get you the phone number to make arrangements.
If you’d like to bring your fur-baby dogs, you can, but dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
It took me just over 2 hours to walk the 4.92 miles, and I took several breaks enjoying the shade and benches. I also brought 16oz of water on my walk and rationed it, finishing it as I returned to the parking lot. I plan on bringing a case of water and keeping it in my vehicle to hand out once we are finished. The concession stand also sells water, soda, snackie-cakes, and ice cream treats.
Lastly, if you are unable to continue to walk the lake after we have already started, and are unable to turn around and walk back, please let me or someone know. Vehicles can actually drive on the roadway about 3/4 of the way around the lake. We can always get a vehicle to pick you up from one of the shaded benches. There is no shame in stopping.
This walk is not associated with EndoMarch. If you would rather attend EndoMarch’s event, or join them after this walk, you can find more info and RSVP here : https://www.facebook.com/events/955158597909181
Truly looking forward to walking with you all!