Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Calling Aussies "Running for Jacob"

Hi team Aussies Running for Jacob!

Thank you for joining this fantastic cause, your support means so much.

This weekend I will be working on all event logistics, I shall send you an email with your suggested sponsorship request template, the after event to be finalised and don't forget, please send t-shirt sizes through by Wednesday 2nd - the day after Cup Day! The after run event will be brunch in Elwood, a spot of champagne and beer, entertainment and some amazing raffle prizes. I will send out an invite, all those not running or donating are asked to pay a $15 entry fee into the "Team Jacob Enclosure".

Thank you to the gorgeous Jess Leitmanis for our revamped logo!

Let's get to our goal of AUD$8,000 for the Jacob Beck Jaffurs Memorial Scholarship! Any questions, comments, suggestions or love, please email me or call 0405 393 268. Everyone is welcome to register, but do get in early, there's only 3 weeks til the "City to Sea".

♥ Happy Running ♥

PS - They can because they think they can. Virgil

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Calling Aussies "Running for Jacob"

Any Aussies keen to run, jog or walk 14km on Sunday, November 13th are encouraged to join team "Running for Jacob" in the Melbourne City2Sea event.

To enter, please join our team:
Enter -- I would like to search for an existing team - Running for Jacob
After entering, please email me your singlet size!/event.php?eid=177436329006100

And of course, donations can be made via PayPal:

Thank you for supporting this great cause.

♥ Happy Running♥

PS - "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." Lao Tzu 
Feel free to share the event on facebook:

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Running for Jacob marathon update

Due to injury I am sad to announce I am postponing my full marathon event until January 2012. The injury to my hip joint has put a hault on my training and I want to ensure I don't injure myself further by running a full so soon.

I am, however, running a half marathon in the Melbourne City 2 Sea: on Sunday November 13. I am looking for a full marathon to welcome 2012.

Despite moving back to Melbourne, I am very much committed to Running for Jacob and honouring a man so many loved and adored. The campaign allows family, friends and admirers to run any distance from any location. It seems fitting since Jake loved to travel and has family in the USA. Anyone who would like to be involved, please email me at

T-shirts are getting printed next week, so please have your orders to me by Monday at the latest. There is a $25 cost, including postage.

During my absence from blogging, I did a hike in Jacob's honour - 10, 064 feet above sea level up Mt Baldy, Los Angeles with Jacob's uncle, Keith Beck.

 ♥ ♥ Happy Running  ♥ ♥

PS: “.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
RIP Steve Jobs

Friday, 5 August 2011

Perpetual Motion

I am back into training, doing my very best to get my fitness and strength back in preparation to honour Jacob at the Auckland Marathon on October 30.

Currently up at Whangarei Heads, I am healing in more ways than one.

The donation drive commences as Running for Jacob has been recognised in NZ Herald's Element magazine. Please spread the word for this incredible cause.

Song of the week - Mumford and Sons "After the storm"

♥ Happy Running ♥

PS "Let your tears come. Let them water your soul."
  ~Eileen Mayhew

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Impossible is Nothing

An impeding injury has put a hold on running - for now. I have been swimming, going to RPM, weights and as much cross - training as possible to maintain fitness. I am still committed to running this marathon in Jacob's honour.

Working on t-shirts at present, if anyone has contacts to donate 100 white tanks/shirts for printing, please contact me.

All those in training, good luck and please let me know t-shirt sizes and requests.

♥ Happy Running ♥

PS - We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~Kenji Miyazawa

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Calling all runners interested in "Running for Jacob"

Anyone that wishes to honour Jacob by "Running for Jacob" please email me at

Everyone is welcome to be part the journey inspired by our wonderful Jake. The goal is to raise awareness and funding for the Jacob Beck Jaffurs Memorial Scholarship and indeed to commemorate his life and his legacy.
Let Jake continue to bring out the best in us.

A separate donation page will be up and running shortly and t-shirts are on their way.

Runners, support crew, spectators. ALL WELCOME. Please email me to become involved.

♥ Happy Running ♥

 PS - Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.  ~Henry Ford

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Not Fire, Not Ice

Week two of detox! Eliminating coffee, alcohol, white starch (high GI carbs), dairy and excess salt and sugar. Now that the headaches have subsided I have more energy and am feeling great. I may well keep this up!

Just to mix it up a little, I have joined CrossFit.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes's different. It's hard. It's intense.

"Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports." ~Greg Glassman - Cross Fit.

New goal: to successfully do 10 chin ups.

Song of the week: It's been raining. A lot. Ben Harper - Not Fire, Not Ice

Please spread the word, my goal to successfully run the Auckland marathon is to honour Jake and to raise awareness and funds for the Jacob Beck Jaffurs Memorial Scholarship.

♥ Happy Running ♥

PS   "Sunshine is delicious,
       Rain is refreshing,
      Wind braces us up,
      Snow is exhilarating,
     There's really no such thing as bad weather,
     Only different kinds of good weather."

Rain, hail or shine I will continue to honour Jake x