So, each week at Can Too we have a guest speaker come and talk to the group about a range of things (physios, researchers, members from the Can Too executive, inspirational cancer survivors).
Anyway, last week our guest speaker was a researcher (Paul) who is a previous recipient of a 'Cure Cancer Australia Grant', which is funded by Can Too.
He told us about the research he has done mapping genomes to identify causes of rare cancers. Even though there was a lot of science speak (which as you may know, is not my native tongue) it was actually a pretty moving talk. Paul is a passionate and humble doctor who clearly sees the benefit (and indeed, the answers) in medical research.
Anyway, it's prompted me to get going on my fundraising page so that another 'Paul' can benefit from the research grants funded by Can Too.
Thank you again.
Live Love. Love Life.
My Training Blog
Over 1/2 way there
Posted by Alice, Monday 31st Jul
A couple of weekends ago, we hit the 23 km mark on probably the best run so far. From Kirribilli, over the bridge, through the city, over the Anzac Bridge and out to Lilyfield and around the bay over to Iron Cove (and then back). It was cold but sunny and having never run aorund the "Bay Run" before, I thought it was pretty special. Mum and Dad (and Will's dog Frankie) were our "Energy Champions", standing by at the 7km mark with water, gatorade, glucose and positive vibes for us to soak up and keep us going. Heading back over the Anzac Bridge was definitely the toughest part - my pace slowed down to 10 minute kilometres as I shuffled up to the top. When you're driving over that bridge, it doesn't seem like a big hill, but it felt like a mountain that day.
The bad news is that the week after, in the Dolls point Half Marathon, i injured myself and so have been taking it easy the last couple of weeks while my knee "loosens up" again. Hope to be back next week, but for now I've been watching from the sidelines enviously as the rest of the Pod get stronger and fitter. They are so impressive. Sarah is so strong-willed, Kate is resilient and focussed, David is so positive, Aimee is very very fit, Anthony looks like he is floating when he runs - so easy!, Steph is steady and seems unbothered as she runs and John (Coach) is a wonderful combination of all of these traits which he has helped cultivate in everyone.
1/4 of the way there
Posted by Alice, Wednesday 31st May
Week 5 is the start of the next phase of training... Tempo (faster) runs start this month, and I'm already noticing the difference. Our coach, John, is also starting to introduce hill interval training into our Wednesday sessions. Anyway, tonight at training I was at the back of the pack. The others were fast! My legs just wouldn't go any faster though. I finished the session puffed but not exhausted which is a good thing I suppose! Maybe I'm getting a little fitter cardio wise... maybe.
So, it's been a few weeks
Posted by Alice, Monday 15th May
Week three this week and the aches and pains have settled a little.
We ran around Sydney on the weekend and it was beautiful. I think I have been craving to be part of a community for a while, because I'm really enjoying just being around people I've never met before and spending time learning about them in a totally isolated context from the rest of my life.
I'm not a natural runner, and some days it is much harder than others, but slowly I am growing to like it more.
A big thank you to My Sponsors
The real heroes who are kindly supporting me achieve my goal.
Alex And Nick18 Sep 2017
Congratulations Allie! Amazing effort xx
Anonymous18 Sep 2017
Julie Ma17 Sep 2017
Congratulations Allie! So proud of you, great job! xx
Typequick17 Sep 2017
Mum And Dad16 Sep 2017
We are incredibly proud of what you are doing for Can Too and for yourself! xxxxx
Anna And Gilbs14 Sep 2017
Go Alli!!! You're amazing. Wish we were there to cheer you on. xxxxx
Rich And Lee Rossiter11 Sep 2017
Thinking of you Ali and behind you all the way. You are one inspirational, amazing woman. Good luck angel. Rich and Lee xxxx
Trish11 Sep 2017
You're amazing. Good luck beautiful lady.
Sam And Nick Best11 Sep 2017
You got his Smal! So proud of you. Xxxx
Anonymous04 Sep 2017
'My Allie', you're one awesome woman!
Ouma04 Sep 2017
You are a star Allie. Tons of love Ouma
Natalie Moffett22 Aug 2017
You go gurl!!! Xxxx
Rhys + Shell05 Aug 2017
Ale And Jack28 Jul 2017
Good luck Allie! We are so proud of you and inspired by you! xxx
Clare Morahan13 Jul 2017
Good luck Alice... what a great cause xxx
Anonymous04 Jul 2017
All the best - an amazing achievement!
Eoin Connolly30 Jun 2017
Steph29 Jun 2017
You are doing so well! Just paying Coach's pizza money forward :-)
Kamal Singh28 Jun 2017
Running Brew From North Pod!27 Jun 2017
Allie am LOVING running with you and getting to know you ... it's a real pleasure. And it's great to see you go from strength to strength in your running ... well done x
Asha Gajadhar27 Jun 2017
Go Alice - you will totally smash this! xox
Good Luck Allie!! Xx24 Jun 2017
Hey Allie All the best with the training and the Marathon- I am so impressed!! Cantoo is a terrific organisation Jacqui xx
Anonymous23 Jun 2017
Alice Burton23 Jun 2017
Good luck! x
Annie & Angus22 Jun 2017
You don't need luck Al, we know your steely determination will get you to the end of those 42km! So proud of you - go get 'em!
Champ Group Services22 Jun 2017
Anonymous22 Jun 2017
Ari, Ango & Gigi20 Jun 2017
Hugo & Laura20 Jun 2017
You're truly an inspiration! You will be incredible out there and we are just so proud of you. All our love and support Al xx
Sarah Slattery20 Jun 2017
Good luck Als! Xx
Alec Brown20 Jun 2017
Yew. You'll smash it.
The Milletts20 Jun 2017
Always impressive. GO Ali!!!!
Krista20 Jun 2017
Live Love & Love Life! So proud of you gorgeous girl! You are such an inspiration! Good luck with the training xx
Oscar Peppitt20 Jun 2017
Go Ally go! Hope you and JK are doing great and he's invested in a Prius and megaphone to be alongside for your road sessions.
Anonymous19 Jun 2017
Bridge, Andy And Soph19 Jun 2017
Go Al!! Lots of love xx
Pip Best19 Jun 2017
Go get 'em Al!
Steph King19 Jun 2017
James And Alice19 Jun 2017
Go get em Gurl!!!
Amy James & Teddy Dampney19 Jun 2017
Good luck Ally! Amazing effort - maybe some training runs up at Boomies?! xxx
Milly19 Jun 2017
Real life wonder woman xxx
Gem Deavin19 Jun 2017
To one amazing woman - sending all my love and support for this huge undertaking I know you'll conquer with your trademark strength, perseverance and all round fabulousness. You go girl!!! xxx
Anonymous19 Jun 2017
Lesley <319 Jun 2017
Go like the wind super woman. You're amazing xox
The Gooch-smiths19 Jun 2017
Go Allie - you're an inspiration to us all. xx
Jordan & Chlo19 Jun 2017
You go girl! Xx
Anonymous19 Jun 2017
Greg Moss19 Jun 2017
Go get em AG, NY marathon next!! ????????????????????????
Misha18 Jun 2017
Jock Rutherford18 Jun 2017
Good luck Allie
Ali Murphy18 Jun 2017
You go girl!
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