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The 2011 3 Day for the Cure Series has Begun!

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Hello everyone!!

Tweeting away during the Boston 2011 3 Day!

This past weekend, the 2011 3 Day for the Cure series of events began in Boston. And unlike last year, I wasn’t there. Phooey.

BUT! I am a Mug that will not be left out of a great Pink Party. So I took to my beloved Twitter and cheered on those walkers, crew members & even the walker stalkers as they made their way through the heat and the rain and the other heat and the other rain… Man, those Boston folks REALLY had a tough weekend. But watching them get through all of that, smiles intact and spirits high was so inspiring!

So since I am now “back on the 3 Day scene,” as it were, I thought this might be a good to update everyone on MY plans for the 2011 3 Day season!

First and foremost, while I had a PHENOMENAL time walking/crewing with all of my wonderful hosts last year, I was a bit banged up by the end of my 11 events (much like a lot of 3 Day walkers I know and love!). In particular, having to travel back and forth between cities every week really took a toll on my Muggy body. As a result, when I travel now, I require lots of extra padding. Between that and needing expidited shipping to make it to my events on time, it has just gotten too expensive for me to make it to all of the 3 Day events this year. I am SUPER bummed that I can’t be with all of you in mug, but Mom says that’s just the way that it needs to be this year.

HOWEVER! My pink spirit will not be held down and my Muggy voice will not be silenced! I will able to make it to a few events this year because I can travel in person with my hosts for those events. I will definitely be at the event here in Atlanta with Team Twitter ATL, which I am super duper excited for. I think Mom mentioned that Aunt Julie is probably taking me with her to Seattle so I can walk with Team Twitter Seattle too. I hear they’re really big ice cream fiends over on Team Twitter Seattle and you know how much I love sweets!!  I am also hoping to convince some of my local 3 Day friends to take me to the DC and Arizona events as well. I’ll keep you posted, but I think those my only events for 2011.

As for those other however many cities that I won’t be at… I will instead be doing exactly what I did for the Boston walk: TWEETING MY PINK HANDLE OFF. If you would like to share in my cheerleading and keep up with my unique commentary during those walks, check me out on Twitter at I have also linked my Twitter account to my Facebook Page, which you can find here. Don’t confuse that with my personal page, though, which is here. I have unlinked Twitter from that account and will only be updating over there with important updates and blog post notifications. That way, if you’re following me on Twitter and don’t want to see all of the same posts on Facebook, you have that option too!

So to recap:

Facebook Page = Everything 3 Day Mug! Photos! Tweets! Info! Blog posts! Bad Jokes! Nutterbutters!

Personal Facebook Page (for ThreeDay Mug) = All of the same except without the Tweets.

Pick your favorite way to follow me on Facebook and do it! I LOVE my Facebook friends almost as much as I love my Twitter followers! Okay, I love them all the same. But still… find me over there PLEASE!!

So, I think that’s all from Mug HQ for now. I can’t wait for the Cleveland walk to start on Friday morning!! That’s one of the few cities that I didn’t get to walk in last year so I’m really excited to see all the pictures!!

Love from,



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July 28, 2011 at 1:35 am

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A Brief Update from Mug Headquarters!

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Hello everyone!

I’m back and I’m ready to kick off my 2011 3 Day for the Cure season!

Today, February 4th, is a very important day in the 3 Day world. That’s because exactly 24 weeks from today, the 2011 Boston 3 Day will kick off, starting a wonderful, inspiring and blister-filled 4 months of walking, talking and raising awareness about the need for breast cancer research all across the country. Last year, I made it to 11 different 3 Day events, starting in Boston in July and ending in San Diego in late November. This year, I want to make it to all of them (hopefully with less bumps and bruises along the way!). So today, I am marking not just the start of the 24 week training program, but also my own personal campaign of support for my favorite people in the whole world: the pink people who walk, crew and volunteer in the Breast Cancer 3 Day!

*SIGH* So much rain…

Now, officially, the training schedule doesn’t start until next week, which I guess is okay because I hear there’s a lot of snow out there that people are dealing with. Here in Atlanta, we just have lots of cold, cold rain. Now, one thing I learned last year was that training in the rain is VERY important since it rains ALL THE TIME on the 3 Day. But, for now, we all have a pass on that until next week. So instead of lacing up our sneakers/mug carrier bags and hitting the road, I have two very important things that I want to tell you about instead:

1, Today is World Cancer Day! World Cancer Day takes place every February 4th and was started by the World Health Organization (or WHO) in 2005 to help the International Union Against Cancer (or UICC) to promote ways to ease the global health burden of cancer. The smart people at the UICC recognize that many forms of cancer are preventable if we can help educate others while taking small, regular measures to protect our own health as well. Things like not smoking, exercising regularly and wearing sunscreen every day – you know, stuff us smart people and Mugs are doing already (or at least SHOULD be!). As a very passionate activist Mug, I encourage you to help mark World Cancer Day in some small way. Read over the World Cancer Day website and consider signing their World Cancer Declaration while you’re there. Educate yourself about how you can help protect yourself from developing cancer in the future. And most importantly, consider donating to a cancer-related charity like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The American Cancer Society or Stand Up 2 Cancer. You can find a whole list of cancer organizations on the National Cancer Institute website, here. Pick your favorite (or favorites) and DONATE!

2, It is ALSO National WEAR RED Day, an event designed to promote awareness about women’s heart health. National WEAR RED day happens on the first Friday of every February, since February is American Health Month. You can remember that because in February we also celebrate hearts, in a different way, on Valentine’s Day! Now, the ribbon on my front is pink for breast cancer awareness, but I am really a Mug who cares about promoting good health habits all around! I may be decked out in pink, but I care about your heart too! I mean, did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in America?! That’s just not right! We need to be just as proactive about raising money for heart health research as we are about raising money for breast cancer research – as Mom likes to say, any research funding that helps advance our knowledge about human health is money well spent! So today, wear your sassiest red high heels or red dress and help to spread the word about the importance of taking care of your heart – you won’t get very far without it! And when you have a minute, read over the National WEAR RED Day website and consider donating to the American Heart Association too.

As for me, since the start of my 3 Day training has been waylaid by all this crazy rain, I’m going to “wear” this warm red blanket for a nice long nap – AFTER I donate to these very important causes, of course!

Wearing my best red blanket for heart health!

Hope you all have a great day and I’ll be back soon – I STILL have to tell you guys all about my adventures last fall as I crisscrossed the country!

~ Mug

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February 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm

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My First Training Walk!

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This past weekend, I got to go on my first training walk where I got to meet some wonderful 3 Day walkers!

With Mom, Pam, Lilly and Aunt Julie at the Silver Comet Trail

Got my shades on and I'm ready to go!

Of course, the highlight of the morning was being reunited with Mom at long last!

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July 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

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So long, Aunt Julie and Niblette!

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Well, it’s been almost two months since I moved in with Aunt Julie and Niblette and we have had A LOT of great adventures.  But Aunt Julie and I are going to meet up with Mom and some other 3 Day walkers for a 3 Day training walk and I think it’s about time I headed home with Mom.  I need to find out if ITP Atlanta really lives up to all of Mom’s hype!

So long, temporary home! It's been fun!

I’m really going to miss living with Aunt Julie and Niblette.  But with all of those 3 Day walks starting up soon, I have big plans coming up – stay tuned!


~ 3 Day Mug

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July 19, 2010 at 4:00 am

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My Cousin, Daddy’s Mug

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In addition to my boring Cousin Coffee Cup, I also have another Mug cousin who goes by  the name Daddy’s Mug.  Niblette created Daddy’s Mug in honor of her Daddy who is a soldier in the war in Afghanistan.  Niblette saw how much joy I was bringing to everyone around here and she wanted to make sure that her Daddy had some of that love with him while he was away as well!

This is my Cousin, Daddy's Mug. Isn't her camo paint cute?

Daddy’s Mug officially shipped out to Afghanistan today.  I hope that my cousin has a safe trip and that everyone fighting over there comes home very soon, safe and sound.

Good luck Cousin!  Be sure to write all about your adventures – Afghanistan sounds VERY OTP!

~ 3 Day Mug

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July 11, 2010 at 8:00 am


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At Aunt Julie’s request, I put my superior Mug skills to work to help her out last night.

We have the same sense of style! Pink Ribbons Unite!

Mmm…  @onehopewine.  Good stuff!

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July 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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Happy Fourth of July!

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It’s the 4th of July here in OTP Atlanta and guess what that means…  PARADES!

At the Fourth of July Parade in Cumming, Georgia

This was my first ever parade and I really liked it.  They were giving out a lot of candy but no Nutter Butters.  Maybe next time.  Aunt Julie tells me that the Breast Cancer 3 Day is a lot like a parade, although with less horses and trucks.  I wonder if they have Nutter Butters there?

For the rest of our Fourth of July holiday, I got to the beach with Niblette and Aunt Julie.  Look at how nice it is:

Aaaaaaah. Good thing I brought my sunblock!

I wonder if Mom knows that there are beaches OTP?  Maybe she might like it better if she knew it looked like this, because it is beautiful here!

I hope everyone is having an equally great 4th of July!  I hear there are going to be fireworks later!

~ 3 Day Mug

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July 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm

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