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Is there a marathon in me? New York here we come!

David and I are going to train with Can Too for the 2016 New York Marathon - 42.2km!

Yes, this is pretty unbelievable on so many fronts! It will be David's first Can Too program, our first time training together and our first marathon!! AND before you ask, Yes, we plan on running all the way.

Essentially it's our way of supporting young Australian cancer researchers and supporting all our family and friends who are currently fighting or have fought this disease. Unfortunately there are now too many and every month the numbers keep increasing as we get news through various mediums. It almost seems unbelievable so this is our way of fighting back in the most positive fashion and at the same time keeping ourselves fit and healthy - and the fabulous part just comes with all the endorphins from the training sessions we will have to join - 20 weeks of training = running 42.2km in New York around the 5 boroughs.

Can Too are in their 11th year and on their way to raising $20M and have given grants to many young researchers in the last 10 years. Your support will be much appreciated - we love your emails and any donation is also great! 

Fun Fitness Friendship and just a tad of Fabulousness!

 

My Training Blog

How many thermals will it take to get to NY?

Posted by Amanda, Thursday 30th Jun

This morning as I was hanging out the bounty of washing that comes with Can Too training (for 2 people training 6 days a week) I was wondering how many thermals I will go through in the next 20 weeks of training? Now, I do not take this question lightly and now have the nickname Penguin, 'cos that is what I look like at trainig sessions in my big black duna coat!

Last night we trained as usual and as I peeled off the multiple layers to start (inlcuding my fleecy lined skirt over the long legged skins) I kept 4 layers on plus gloves and orange beanie - YES, I am quite the sight with my fluoro yellow and orange shoes!! By then end of the session I still had on 2 layers - it's pretty cold in Sydney in case you didn't realise it!!

Then this morning I ran all the way in 2 layers of thermals .... yes, it's still cold BUT what will NY bring? I have no idea yet!

If you would like to make a last minute EOFY donation then head to the site - I am very proud to have raised over $25,000 for Can Too to date - the research continues to be done but we still have a long way to go. Thanks for your support

Amanda (AKA penguin)

2016 New York Marathon - here we come!

Posted by Amanda, Friday 23rd Oct

David and I are going to train with Can Too for the 2016 New York Marathon - 42.2km!

Yes, this is pretty unbelievable on so many fronts! It will be David's first Can Too program, our first time training together and our first marathon!! AND before you ask, Yes, we plan on running all the way.

Essentially it's our way of supporting young Australian cancer researchers and supporting all our family and friends who are currently fighting or have fought this disease. Unfortunately there are now too many and every month the numbers keep increasing as we get news through various mediums. It almost seems unbelievable so this is our way of fighting back in the most positive fashion and at the same time keeping ourselves fit and healthy - and the fabulous part just comes with all the endorphins from the training sessions we will have to join - 20 weeks of training = running 42.2km in New York around the 5 boroughs.

Can Too are in their 11th year and on their way to raising $20M and have given grants to many young researchers in the last 10 years. Your support will be much appreciated - we love your emails and any donation is also great! 

Fun Fitness Friendship and just a tad of Fabulousness!

A big thank you to My Sponsors

The real heroes who are kindly supporting me achieve my goal.

Lise & Nico

15 Jul 2016

This time a Marathon... What's next? IronMan/Woman??!! Congrats and all the best from your Neuchâtel Friends!

Kindly donated $100

Heather

05 Jul 2016

Have a wonderful marathon, Amanda!!

Kindly donated $300

Louisa Vanderkruk

30 Jun 2016

Go Amanda (and David) :) You're both crazy!

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Annie Crawford

30 Jun 2016

Amanda - you are amazing. Congratulations on all your efforts both on and off the track. Thank you so much

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Peter Canaway

30 Jun 2016

I hope this helps you achieve all of your goals.

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Runfun Travel

24 Jun 2016

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Barbara Addison

23 Jun 2016

Good luck to you and David - you are a true inspiration!

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Clyth

01 Jun 2016

Good luck to both of you in New York

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15 May 2016

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14 May 2016

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13 May 2016

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Bec And Fraser

21 Apr 2016

Good luck Amanda!!

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Linda

31 Mar 2016

GO GIRL GIRL

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Jane Heynes

31 Mar 2016

You will have so much fun, who knows I might just come along to cheer you on!

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23 Oct 2015

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