Go to this link to hear the radio interview on NZ radio
Go to this link to read the article in the NZ herald!
Brooks Running, Juice Plus and The Maine Running Company are three companies that have agreed to help me out on my mission, thanks heaps for their generosity! Check out their websites below.
Looking out the window now its hard to believe that less then a week ago I was running along the beaches of southern Portugal. I am currently in Portland Maine, and yesterday we were blessed with a winter storm, the day before the first day of spring. We got about 10-12 inches and of thick heavy snow, so needless to say I’ve been stuck inside, reduced to treadmill running, which I hate with a passion!
I did attempt an outside run before the storm hit, but after wearing 6 layers, still being cold and having my water freeze in my camel back after just an hour, I decided it would be better to stick to running indoors till it warmed up a bit. I used to run in these conditions all the time in college, and I know its fine, when you’re used to this sort of weather, but I haven’t quite adjusted from the cold yet, going from running in 25 degrees to 0 degrees right away is not what the body likes! So its treadmill and fieldhouse running this week, until I get to Florida Friday and can once again get outside in the sunshine and enjoy running again!
Had a bit of a Debbie-downer email today from someone letting me know that 'Of all the 280 crossings, only 12 have exceeded the mileage you’re targeting and the best by a woman is 46. I suggest you alter your goals to something more realistic.'.... Greatness was never achieved my aiming low.
Kate Costaras: If everyone thought that, nothing exceptional would be achieved! I know you can do it! make yourself number thirteen! Xx
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
This is the beginning, I had an idea and that idea is now turning into reality. To run 2800 miles in 60 days is pretty crazy, but I believe I have the strength and determination to do this, and I’m too stubborn to not. But that will be the easy part, the hard part starts now with training and organisation. I have set up a twitter account (run2beatcancer) and am working on the website and facebook page, once these are up and running its time to advertise, promote and get sponsors!