At the Pink Plumber, we believe that if everyone unites and does their part, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. For that reason, we’re excited to participate in this year’s “It’s the Journey” Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer as a B’Rest Stop.
In order to prepare for the breast cancer walk, “It’s the Journey” is holding a series of monthly 2-Day Training Walks. These fun events are designed to prepare you for the big event to be held October 15-16, 2016 in Atlanta. Participants in the training walks have the opportunity to meet other walkers, explore the walking trails and even enjoy snacks and drinks like those you can expect from B’Rest Stops.
Consider attending one or more of the upcoming training walks, including the Stone Mountain Training Walk on July 16, the Alpharetta Training Walk on August 13 and the 9 or 12 mile Randi Passoff Training Walk (Sandy Springs) on September 17. At the Randi Passoff training event, which is the last, you’ll have a chance to turn in your donations, make any transfers, and you’ll get some fun 2-Day swag.
Eat for Walking Success
“It’s the Journey” wants each walker to experience the best possible experience. For that reason, they share nutrition tips to help ensure that your experience is a healthy one filled with endurance and energy. When training for the walk, keep the following in mind in order to keep up your strength.
- Eat 3 meals a day, including snacks. For sports training, the optimum meal composition is 15-20 percent protein, 55-65 percent carbohydrates and 20-25 percent fat.
- Always eat a well-balanced breakfast to get your metabolism and energy moving in the morning.
- Eat healthy snacks that are nutrient-rich, such as yogurt, fruit and low-fat cheese with whole-grain crackers.
- If exercising longer than an hour, snack on carbohydrate-rich foods in order to replace glycogen. Good choices include energy bars, bagels, sports drinks and fruit.
- Stay hydrated. It is crucial that you continue to drink fluids while walking. Consider that 2 cups of water for each pound of body weight is lost during exercise. Dehydration symptoms include thirst, fatigue, irritability and headache.
At the Pink Plumber, we wish you a safe and satisfying “It’s the Journey” breast cancer walk. We look forward to seeing you at our B’Rest Stop. Keep in mind that when you hire us for your plumbing needs, we give a portion of the proceeds to help fight breast cancer. For service and to inquire about the breast cancer walk, contact the Pink Plumber today.