Join us for our second 3-Day Tweet Chat on July 9 – Training Tips!

With the first Susan G. Komen 3-Day® rapidly approaching, we’d love to hang out with you on Twitter and chat about training. Training is one of the best ways to ensure your success on the Komen 3-Day, so let’s share our best tips and strategies for successful training.

Join us on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. PDT (9:00 p.m. EDT, and 8:00 p.m. CT) for a Tweet Chat all about training. Never done a Tweet Chat before? That’s okay! Some people call them Twitter Parties or Twitter Meet-Ups, but whatever the name, it works like this:

  1. Sign on to Twitter at 6:00 p.m. PDT (or a few minutes before).
  2. Make sure you’re following @The3Day on Twitter.
  3. On Twitter, search for #The3Day, which is the official hashtag we will use for this Tweet Chat.
  4. You can also use the website TweetChat.com. Sign in, enter the hashtag #The3Day, and you’ll be able to watch and tweet in real-time with us.
  5. We’ll ask some questions to get things started, and we will also share tips and tricks from 3-Day veterans and coaches. This will be a great way to meet your fellow 3-Day participants, ask your questions, and motivate yourself to keep your training on track. Our 3-Day Social Media Team, Alyssa and Erin, can’t wait to tweet with you!SGK_3-Day_Twitter

Not on Twitter yet? Here are a few quick tips to get you started:

  • It’s free and easy to join at Twitter.com.
  • Go to twitter.com/the3day and click “Follow” to make sure our messages show up in your feed.
  • A hashtag is a way to “file” tweets and collect them under a certain topic, so you’ll be able to see everything everyone is tweeting under this hashtag. Just search for #the3day in Twitter and you’ll be able to see everyone’s messages about the 3-Day, not just ours.
  • When writing your own messages, keep in mind that tweets can only be 140 characters at a time, so it’s best to keep things short n’ sweet.

 

If you can’t make this Tweet Chat, you can always search #The3Day on Twitter to see all of the tweets that came from this Tweet Chat. Do you have any questions? Ask here, and remember, the 3-Day coaches are only a phone call away at 800-996-3DAY!

Top Ten Signs You Might be a 3-Day Crew Member

Last month, we shared the Top Ten Signs You Might be a 3-Day Walker. We couldn’t possibly leave out the crew, now could we?

10. Going out and driving your car just doesn’t feel right, somehow, if it’s not blaring music, and covered in flair.

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Your glove compartment is full of window paint too, isn’t it.

9. You “shop” for your Halloween costume in your own closet.

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Pretty princess. The gal on the right is lovely too.

8. Siri asks you, “Are you sure about that?” when she sees what time you set your alarm to wake up.

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Sooooo early, and yet, so happy.

7. On chore day, your partner asks you to help with the sweeping, so you go get in your car and drive around looking for people holding their arms in an X over their heads.

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After this, we’re going to pick up trash for fun!

6. Instead of “Where are you?” you text your husband, “What’s your twenty?”

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Pick up milk on the way home? Copy that.

5. Your bike wears women’s undergarments. Proudly.

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This ride takes unleaded gas and a 42DD.

4. All you want for your birthday is a Leatherman and some work gloves so that you can be better and faster at cutting the zip ties you got for Christmas.

susan g. komen 3-Day breast cancer walk blog crew zip ties

They come in packs of 1,000, which should last you a month or two.

3. You stand by the treadmills at your gym so you can cheer for the people walking. They don’t seem to mind, except for when you stop their machines once an hour to remind them to stretch.

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I’ll totally fill your water bottle too.

 2. At parties, your “signature cocktail” is six gallons of perfectly proportioned Gatorade.

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We’re bringing string cheese apps to the potluck too.

 1. You gladly take 4 days of vacation time to volunteer and make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer.

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Because: this.

 

Part 7 of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day

Welcome to the final part of the ABC’s of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®! This special alphabet is made up of 26 people, places or things you’ll encounter on the Komen 3-Day. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part 1 (Letters A – D), Part 2 (Letters E – H), Part 3 (Letters I – L), Part 4 (Letters M – P), Part 5 (Letters Q-T), and Part 6 (Letters U – W). Do you have ideas for letters you don’t see here? Share your ideas for each letter here on the 3-Day blog or with us on Facebook. You can also help us spread the word about the 3-Day® by pinning these images on Pinterest, or sharing the ABC’s of the 3-Day album on Facebook. The more people who learn about the 3-Day, the more we can make a difference in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

Enjoy exercising and walking 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

Training for the 3-Day by walking counts as plenty of exercise, but we also recommend that you incorporate cross-training into your exercise regimen as well. Doing a wide variety of exercise will ensure you are prepared for your 3-Day experience.

Young Women Walking Susan G. Komen 3-Day End Breast Cancer

Young Women Walking or YW², is a special team of 16 to 23 year-old women who raise $750 each, walk one day of the 3-Day event and are critical in helping us spread awareness about breast cancer. Learn more at The3Day.org/yw2.

See also: Youth Corps

Use Ziploc bags during packing for the Susan G Komen 3 Day to keep your things dry

Ziploc® bags are an essential item to include when you’re packing for the 3-Day – just ask any experienced walker. Pack your clothes in individual Ziploc bags to keep them dry and protected from the morning dew in your tent, and put dusty, worn clothes in them after a day of walking.

 

 

Now that you know the 3-Day ABC’s, what people, places, or things would you assign to each letter of the 3-Day Crew ABC’s? Let us know!