So I’ve added a new page to my blog about the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer. Two hundred kilometres (plus a bit more), starting in the Perth CBD, is going to require a bit of training for me. I am trying to do at least 120 kilometres on weekends at the moment. The training schedule is going to have 3 x 120k weekends, and then a weekend off. I will gradually start to ramp up the kilometres. There are a lot of people who haven’t thrown a leg over a bike since they were a kid doing this ride, but my aim is to do each day in about 4 hours and spend the rest of the time luxuriating in camp getting leg massages and eating!
Along with the fitness goals involved, I need to raise a minimum of $2,500. My personal goal is just that little bit higher – I’m after about $3,000.
It seems like cancer is starting to rear it’s ugly head for people I know. It’s like once you get past 30, all these little evil tendrils creep in and the risk factors for everything start to climb. There is a schedule of checks and examinations you are meant to keep. Half the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Research is expensive and can take a long time to develop viable clinical results – but it has led to increased survival rates for so many different types of cancer.
If cancer has touched you or someone you know, please consider donating. Everything counts.