My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Jul 09, 2012

Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.


I know you have heard me talk about training for and running marathons a lot over the past two years. And, now I’m going to be training for yet another marathon that I will run on July 28, 2012. But, this one is special. It’s not special because of the location; I won’t be running in some far off, exotic place. I’ll be running this marathon right here in California (in Sonoma County to be specific). It’s still 26.2 miles. What makes this marathon special is what I will be doing before I run the marathon.


On the morning of July 28th, 2012, I will get up and start my day with a swim in the Russian River, a 2.4 mile swim, to be exact. And, then, when I finish that swim I will get on my bike and ride 112 miles through the rolling hills of Sonoma County. Then, after the swim and bike ride, I’ll lace up my running shoes and run the marathon. Yes, you read that correctly, I will be swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles, all in one day – in 16.5 hours or less. That is a full distance triathlon, also known as an Ironman. On July 28th I will be an Ironman, after swimming, biking and running 140.6 combined miles (basically the distance from Hollywood to the US-Mexico border crossing in to Tijuana).


I will be training longer, and harder for this race than I have for any others I have participated in. This will be the toughest challenge of my life. And, I need your support to get through not only training, but also race day. For the next nine months I will swim, bike, run, cross train, fundraise, and do everything possible to not only cross that finish line, but RUN across that finish line with a smile on my face.


I am asking for your support once again in reaching this goal. Donations from supporters such as you are what will help me achieve my goal. And, those donations are put to great use by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in patient and community service, public health education, professional education and in research. Great strides have been made recently in cancer research, with donations from generous supporters such as yourself, better, more effective cancer treatments, and even a cure are closer than ever.


Throughout my training I will be thinking about my (half) sister Stephanie and her mother, Janet Zamucen, who lost her battle with blood cancer, and all the other amazing wonderful people battling blood cancer (and all forms of cancer). No matter how hard my training gets, I know that nothing is as difficult as battling cancer. I will also be thinking about everyone who has supported me along my journey and continues to support me. Your support is an inspiration, without you, I wouldn’t be able to achieve my goals.


I know times are tough, but please consider making a donation, even a donation of $5 will help (not only in my personal goal, but also the millions of people living with and fighting cancer). You can donate via this page (If you would prefer to donate via check please send me an email and I will provide you an address you can send your donation to).


If you don’t already know why I choose to fundraise with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society please check out this blog post I wrote about why I keep returning to TNT:

http://runningatthespeedofme.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-i-keep-coming-back.html


You can follow my very exciting, sure to be difficult, training over the next nine months on my blog, http://runningatthespeedofme.blogspot.com


Thank you so much for your continued support!

Elisabeth Waller-Scott


1/25/12

Today I am thinking about Janet Zamucen, who I train and raise funds in memory of. And, of my sister, Janet's daughter. Even when its hard I know that I giving up isn't an option, just as Janet didn't give up. Janet, and Stephanie are my inspiration each and every day. Read this blog post I wrote about why I keep coming back to TNT to find out more:

http://runningatthespeedofme.blogspot.com/2011/07/why-i-keep-coming-back.html


Update:

So far my training has been going really well. Although, on my first bike ride along PCH I did have a small accident, and wound up with a concussion! I am healing well and have already gotten back on the bike and into the swing of training again! But, I still need your support!


To read all about my training, up to and including my accident check out my blog:

http://runningatthespeedof me.blogspot.com


Thank you for your continued support!


3/12/11

The past two weeks have been incredible and I have achieved things that wouldn't have been possible without the support of the IronTEAM or each of you! Two weekends ago I completed my first triathlon, Desert Tri International Distance (Read all about it here: http://runningatthespeedofme.blogspot.com/2012/03/desert-tri-ironteam-style.html). Desert Tri was such an incredible weekend and I didn't know how I would top it. But, this past weekend I acheived something even more incredible..,..


I rode my bike 57.5 miles in 4 hours! This is a big step for me. The last long ride we had I only got through 43 miles in 4 hours and was made to stop because of dehydration. I was properly hydrated and had my nutrition down for this long ride. And, I think I could have pushed the pace a little more - so that's what I'm going to do next time. I'm so excited for all of the progress I have made and have loved being on the IronTEAM so much. On Sunday I didn't rest either, we had a hilly 11 mile run, which was also pretty great. I'm so looking forward to improving and getting faster. And I'm really happy to finally be making friends with my bike!


Thank you for your continued support! Please make a donation and sponsor a mile! I still need your help!


5/15/12

Today is my 33rd birthday and all I want is for cancer to be gone. The only way to do that is by funding research toward finding a cure, and LLS helps get us one step closer by funding research grants for cures and treatments for blood cancer. Lets all celebrate more birthdays and make a donation, whatever size. Here's to birthdays!


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Supporter Comments

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    "Proud of you mentor! You are an inspiration!"
     

    Tai Talamantez

    Wed Dec 28 10:04:26 EST 2011

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    "Good luck!!!"
     

    Cory Mitchell

    Thu Dec 29 02:13:50 EST 2011

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    "I promised you I would donate,it is small but it comes with the best wishes!"
     

    Stacy P Rubin

    Sun Jan 01 12:09:02 EST 2012

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    "Good luck Elizabeth. I would like to sponsor miles 81 & 82."
     

    Caroline Anderson

    Sun Feb 05 09:52:14 EST 2012

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    "May I have Mile 1 of the bike? :) So you remember to tell yourself to HAVE FUN! :D You are amazing."
     

    Amy Richard

    Thu Mar 15 07:53:53 EDT 2012

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    "Way to go Elisabeth! LLS TNT is an amazing organization. They are lucky to have you. Best of luck on your training and your race! Go TEAM!"
     

    Ann Varanakis

    Mon Apr 02 01:29:02 EDT 2012

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    "I have fond memories of Janet. I am glad you are doing this in her memory and for everyone else who has or is fighting blood cancer."
     

    Laurie Berberich

    Thu Apr 19 12:19:19 EDT 2012

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    "This is to support mile 22 and 23 of the run. These miles are always the hardest for me. Go get 'em, Tiger!!"
     

    Tamaria Sanderson

    Tue May 15 11:59:09 EDT 2012

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    "May you be blessed with joy, peace and strength daily!!!"
     

    Sandra Sanchez

    Tue May 15 11:30:58 EDT 2012

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    "You inspire me!"
     

    Dave Allen

    Fri May 25 06:32:01 EDT 2012

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    "Mile 18 of the run - in memory of my granddaughter, Samantha Rose Goodman. Always remember to have fun!!!"
     

    Petty Goodman

    Fri May 25 07:01:16 EDT 2012

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    "For mile 7 of your run (Second Wind!) and have a good ride tomorrow!!"
     

    Tamaria Sanderson

    Fri May 25 07:33:07 EDT 2012

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    "You are such a wonderful inspiration and I know that you are going to rock your event. I am absolutely inspired by your courage, strength and passion for our Team :)"
     

    Erika Forkel

    Sun Jul 08 01:06:48 EDT 2012

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    "I'm sponsoring T2. Make it quick! :)"
     

    Johnny

    Sun Jul 08 05:53:25 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck Elizabeth. Don't give up and be sure to post plenty of pictures of the race for the rest of us to enjoy. Tara and I are proud and amazed by all that you've already accomplished and can't wait to see you cross the finish line."
     

    Peter & Tara Campbell

    Mon Jul 09 07:05:04 EDT 2012

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    "Happy birthday, Elisabeth! "
     

    Dolly Zink

    Tue May 15 02:26:18 EDT 2012

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    "Elisabeth - you continue to be a constant inspiration. I am so very proud of all that you have accomplished. Look how far you've come! Remember when we thought we couldn't run 8 miles? LOL! You're my hero and I am so lucky to have you in my life. Shine on, girlfriend. Kick this Tri's ass! I love you and I can't wait to see you cross that finish line!"
     

    Lisa de la Vega

    Tue May 15 01:33:30 EDT 2012

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    "THANK YOU!!"
     

    heather gonzalez

    Fri Mar 16 01:32:38 EDT 2012

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    "You're totally awesome, Elisabeth!!!! Go TEAM!!!"
     

    Tara Savage

    Fri Feb 03 03:52:38 EST 2012

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    "You don't have it posted, but, I want mile 26 - 26.2. At this point, you'd be finishing an endurance event that makes me respect and admire you more than I already do. You are an inspiration. A power house. A machine. An athlete. And most of all, a fabulous running buddy! Get out there and show 'em how it's done, Elisabeth Waller-Scott! I love love love you! :)"
     

    The Ever Elusive Amanda de la Vega :)

    Thu Jan 05 01:23:42 EST 2012

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    "Best of luck with your incredible challenge!--Clodeth I think what you are doing is amazing! I hope to do the same one day :) --Tara Adams-Clarke Put us down for miles 66-78 ;) "
     

    Clodeth Adams

    Sun Jan 01 01:01:23 EST 2012

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    "I want a low mile...I'm lazy like that!"
     

    Marley Comi

    Fri Dec 30 11:01:43 EST 2011

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    "bike: mile 57"
     

    Delia de Anda

    Fri Dec 30 01:19:06 EST 2011

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    "You are an inspiration, good luck!"
     

    Betty Navarro

    Thu Dec 29 12:26:59 EST 2011

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    "To the first person I personally know who will complete this Ironman(and get a cool jacket to prove it). I will always be cheering you on and I hope to join you in knowing what 140.6 really means! GO TEAM!"
     

    Joy Castanares

    Mon Dec 19 04:38:58 EST 2011

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    "You are amazing!"
     

    Stacey Hoppe

    Mon Dec 12 02:11:02 EST 2011

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    "You are an inspiration. Best to you"
     

    Sandra Sanchez

    Fri Nov 18 01:27:41 EST 2011

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    "Good luck this season!"
     

    george kovacs

    Wed Nov 16 03:04:06 EST 2011

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    "You're a beast! Also, your Timesaver edits are always done in a timely manner : ) Go Team!"
     

    Jenny Butler-Cole

    Wed Jul 11 04:35:15 EDT 2012

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    "Elisabeth I am in awe of your strength. You make me proud to be your friend. Go get 'em girl!! "
     

    Mark & Susan Luna

    Fri Jun 29 11:00:06 EDT 2012

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    "Good luck. I know you'll make it."
     

    Biz Dailey Allen

    Mon Jun 25 08:14:27 EDT 2012

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    "Cheering you on!"
     

    Virginia Rosenthal

    Tue Jun 12 12:36:01 EDT 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $7,547.90 | Goal: $5,650.00
 
134 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $37,433.99 | Goal: $50,000.00

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In Memory of

Janet Zamucen

My Thanks To

CA Technologies  
sheree alba  
Stephanie Scott  
Assil Eye Institute  
Jim Eyraud  
Jenny Butler-Cole  
Peter & Tara Campbell  
Susan Friedman  
Kathleen Murray  
Johnny  
Erika Forkel  
Allyssa James  
Mark & Susan Luna  
Biz Dailey Allen  
Beth Sosa  
Virginia Rosenthal  
Tamaria Sanderson  
Petty Goodman  
Dave Allen  
Sandra Sanchez  
Tai Talamantez  
Dolly Zink  
Lisa de la Vega  
Tamaria Sanderson  
Stacy Friedman  
Amy Snyder Hale  
Tara Stephenson  
The Veggie Grill Inc  
Jeffrey Creasy  
Laurie Berberich  
Ann Varanakis  
Audrey Duffy  
Helen Jeong  
heather gonzalez  
Amy Richard  
Richard Benda  
Joseph Quasarano  
Michael Smith  
michael persky  
Nancy Scott  
Patricia Saar  
Ranelle Bensch  
Joel Phillips  
Kirk Nobis  
Tom and  
Anne Marie Girard  
Caroline Anderson  
Casandra Terjani  
CAROL CLARKE  
Alexandra Mapp  
Peter Campbell  
Tara Savage  
California Pizza Kitchen  
Jason Ashworth  
Margaret Ashworth  
The Ever Elusive Amanda d...  
zachariah scott  
Matt Hall  
Robert Chandler  
Carrington Chandler  
Stacy P Rubin  
Clodeth Adams  
Marley Comi  
Bruiser Comi  
Buster Comi  
Allyssa James  
Delia de Anda  
Brady Scott  
Max Waller  
Jack Waller  
Aline Towne  
Daisy Scott  
Henry Scott  
Roger Scott  
Alexis Scott  
Marta Waller  
Betty Navarro  
Jaynita Patel  
Cory Mitchell  
Tai Talamantez  
Al Padron  
Best Mentor Ever ;)  
Deborah Tran  
Danielle Del Cid  
Janet Winslow  
Allison Winslow  
Jessica Botello  
Feinberg and Waller  
Bill Waller  
Fern Waller  
Mary Ellen Waller  
Lauren Waller  
Ryan Waller  
Marshall Waller  
Ian Comi  
Susie Comi  
Mom and Dad  
Nancy MacLeod  
Anna Perez  
Joy Castanares  
Stacey Hoppe  
john Downey III  
John Mwangi  
Sandra Sanchez  
george kovacs  
Dave Noreen