A BIG Thank You! →
Shout out to Whole Earth Provision Company, a local outdoor store that rocks. They specialize in clothing, footwear, outerwear, travel tools, and nature education from Kerrville to Kilimanjaro since 1970. Their staff was so skillful in helping me select gear I’ll need for the climb, and they were kind enough to give me a discount, too! I know I will be able to spend my time focusing on...
A Look at the Roof of Africa →
Jon Waterman looks into the history, people, and routes of Kilimanjaro, and highlights how Kili is indeed a harbinger of the effects of global warming.
Try Something New and Feel Great →
Great advice from someone who’s summitted Kilimanjaro. Try something new! What are you waiting for?
Keep Fighting, Texas 4000 2012 Riders →
Pedal your hearts out and keep Ruel’s memory alive all 4,500 miles and beyond.
"This Is a Comma, Not a Full Stop" →
Today I truly want to thank Ruel A. Bobet and Texas 4000 for Cancer for inspiring me to be a cancer fighter, always. Ride once, fight forever.
I Made It into Go4TheGoal's February Newsletter! →
Thanks to Go4TheGoal for helping me get the word out about my team’s climb for LIVESTRONG! Please also consider helping families fighting pediatric cancer with Go4TheGoal! If we are going to beat cancer, let’s all do it together.
"Service to Others Is the Rent You Pay for Your... →
An inspiring quote from The Greatest.
Cancer can be beaten. It is beaten every day. It’s a battle being fought...– Ruel A. Bobet
Why I Climb
Another “why I climb.” This one is for Ruel Bobet. I wrote about Ruel the other day. He was a Texas 4000 rider on the 2012 team. Texas 4000 is the longest annual charity bike ride in the world that began at the University of Texas in 2004. It raises money for LIVESTRONG’s cancer programs and services and in the past, has also donated to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas...
I Would Rather Rollerblade up Kilimanjaro Than Run... →
Reblogged from shiyamnotes: “…but actually, I am not going to Africa, and I am going to be running for five+ hours next Sunday. It’s the Austin Livestrong Marathon Challenge, and I signed up last August after getting back from Alaska.”
Picture Your Life after Cancer →
In April 2010, The New York Times’ health and wellness blog, Well, asked readers to share their stories of cancer survival. Over the following weeks and months, more than 1,150 people submitted their photos, creating a collage that depicts people adjusting to the new normal after beating cancer. The stories in this collage inspire me to climb.
Why I Climb
This is my next post for my “why I climb” series and is one of many reasons why I’m determined to climb Kilimanjaro with Survivor Summit to fight cancer… Today I climb for Owen McMasters and all other children and adolescents suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (more commonly known as ALL). I climb to spread the word about the critical shortage of cancer drugs available,...
An Amazing Course at This Weekend's Kilimanjaro... →
The annual Kilimanjaro Marathon will be run in the Moshi municipality this Sunday. This is one of the most popular of the exotic global marathon destinations, and is an unusual mix of rural African highland scenery and top flight international runners. I’m looking forward to visiting the area myself in a few months. But first, I have lots of my own training to do…
Neon Shoelaces for a Good Cause →
In addition to all the other gear I’ll need for the climb, I think I’ll add these amazing shoelaces to the list. The shoelaces are sold by Go4theGoal, a New Jersey non-profit that helps families affected by pediatric cancer. I love that an organization from my home state supports this good cause, and I hope to be flashing these bright colors on top of Africa in a few months.
Crawling? Balancing? Climbing? It's All Part of... →
New training ideas for Kili. Bet I’ll be doing a lot of these maneuvers on the mountain.
Bucket List →
LIVESTRONG’s Twitter feed shows Survivor Summit a little love.
Climbers Reach Top of Kilimanjaro Barefoot →
Congrats to this crazy group for reaching the top of Kili barefoot! As for me, I’m still planning on buying some hardcore boots to crush cancer.
Why I Climb
This is the first post in a series I’m entitling, “Why I climb.” Please read on… On Texas 4000, we used to do ride dedications daily. Each of the seventy days of the ride, we’d gather as a team in a circle and talk about who we were riding for. Emotions ran high in those moments. Sometimes, I’d get upset about hearing another person’s struggle with cancer, other...
Another Day, Another Milestone
I’m happy to note that I passed the $4,000 mark in fundraising today! That means I am 40% of the way there. I still have a little less than $6,000 to go until I meet the minimum fundraising requirement, so please donate! Any amounts helps support cancer programs and services at LIVESTRONG. Thanks so much to everyone for the kind words and support so far.
A LIVESTRONG Blog about My Survivor Summit... →
Today’s LIVESTRONG blog is written by Mike King, President of Survivor Summit, and highlights the story of Danny Shoemaker, one of my teammates for the climb.
Not a Mountain, But a Metaphor →
Why climb mountains? Some insight from David Baron and the New York Times. And later on, I’ll post “why I climb.”
Beyond the Bracelet: A Look at LIVESTRONG's Austin... →
Cool post from Culturemap Austin that frames LIVESTRONG’s headquarters in the context of organizational mission and architectural design.
Thanks to Sleigh Bells for Motivating Me to Run... →
Guitar riffs make great training buddies.
So True →
If taping a picture of Kili to the treadmill and using max incline is wrong…I don’t want to be right.
I'm Climbing Kilimanjaro to Fight Cancer. Crazy?...
I’m taking on a 19,341 foot mountain in the battle against cancer because there are 28 million people living worldwide with this disease. 28 million. Chances are you know an individual that has faced a cancer diagnosis. I know many. In fact, since losing my grandmother, uncle, and college mentor to cancer, I’m more determined than ever to help others beat this disease, and ultimately,...
DONATE to My Climb to Fight Cancer! →
Follow the link to head over to LIVESTRONG’s fundraising web site, and please donate whatever you are able on my behalf—no amount is too small!
An Article about the Climb in My Hometown... →
Joe Rossi of the Cape May County Herald was kind enough to do a sweet little write-up on my climb to fight cancer.
Made It onto Survivor Summit's Twitter Feed! →
There aren’t enough hashtags in the world to show my excitement about this climb and little piece of publicity.
Blogging as a Means of Growing into a Better...
My name is Lisa. I’m a Penn State (undergraduate) and University of Texas (graduate school) alumna. I’m an active person and I like eating healthy foods, although I have a big weak spot for chocolate. I love riding my bike, creating art, drinking craft beer, running, hiking, being outside, going to museums, and volunteering—specifically, you could say that I’m a big...