Emerson’s Challenge 2019. New York Marathon!!
Having my Melanoma diagnosis in April and enduring the radiation therapy for 6 weeks meant I had to withdraw from Team Emerson in the SMH 1/2 Marathon. I was completely gutted. Firstly, that I was having to deal with the Melanoma which had appeared due to my “years” in the sun.
Secondly, the radiation therapy which consumed weeks of daily treatment sessions as well as the subsequent side effects of decreased taste, tiredness, mouth ulcers and a bloody sore upper lip.
And lastly, I was disappointed as running in the 1/2 Marathon is my way of honoring our precious Emmie and allowing others to share in our memory of her.
An opportunity arose as I was completing my radiation treatment- which I couldn’t resist... the 2019 New York Marathon!
So with my immune system and fitness levels at an all time low ... Emerson’s Challenge 2019 begun.
I had 20 weeks to go from struggling and puffing to reach the top of a staircase to running 42km in the New York City Marathon.
I now have only 3 weeks till race day and am clocking up some serious weekly mileage feeling stronger, fitness improving, and remaining injury free.
It’s been super tough particularly on those frosty early morning runs with my upper lip stinging as the nerve endings were returning. But, I’m determined.
We talk about Emerson and keep her in our hearts. She is a constant reminder for us to live our best life and stay true to our emotions.
While I am choosing to support and raise funds for RFPB as it draws me closer to Emerson I am forever in debt and am inspired by the work of the Melanoma Institute Australia. I encourage you to check your own skin but to also get your skin checked because this Australian sun is so awesome but so damaging too.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Best wishes, Jane
Good luck Jane, so proud to call you all my friends. Emmie will be there right with you. Good luck, I wish I could be there to cheer you in.
Good luck Jane! Awesome and inspiring effort.
Inspiring story Jane - all the best for the marathon.
You continue to inspire Wilo. Lots of love xxx
Best of luck for tomorrow, Wilso. You're bloody amazing!
Mark, Lou & Xavi
Well done, Jane. Huge effort!
What an amazing achievement!
Go Jane! You know I think you’re awesome xx
Giselle & Simon Gerber
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoy the run!
You are amazing Jane! Have a fab time in NYC. We will be cheering you on from here. Love Gigi, Sabine, Tina and Rob. Xx
So proud of you, you're so strong. Emmie will be with you ❤❤❤. Love Kitty and Ant xx
Good luck Jane The way you live life to the max is inspirational!
Inspiring me since 1998 and continuing to inspire me today. Congratulation Wilso !
Go Jane! You’re going to smash this. Enjoy!
Have a great time and enjoy every mile
Dan, Kim, Bronte & Belle X
Go Jane....you are amazing! X
My friend jane... You beautiful human and wonderful soul. My love and support with you always xox you are my inspiration. Run Forrest😍😘🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Jane you are such an inspiration! Turning such heartache into something positive that will help others, what a huge achievement 💕
You're a legend Jane, inspiring.
Well done Wilb. You are an inspiration. Sending lots of love to you from Us xxxx
Proud of you x
Good luck Jane!
Go well Jane! Two great causes and such an inspiring journey you are on.
You are an inspiration Jane xx
You are AMAZING and should be so proud of yourself!!! Good luck xx
Jane, Wishing you all the best in NYC. Have a fantastic race. Adrien, Campbell and Angus
What an incredible achievement and what an Inspiring challenge too!! Go you good thing!
Well done on facing your obstacles head on and at the same time raising money for such a wonderful cause.
Scout & Jem
We think you are pawsome.. go Willow
Go Jane. We love you. Amy and Ted.
Awesome effort Jane, so inspiring!
You are going to love that event, it is so much fun! Emerson will be with you all the way. X J