Rebekah Fanning, a Legal Secretary based in our Cambridge office, will be scaling Mount Snowdon with Pavelka Ltd on Sunday 15th July 2018. She will be tackling the climb with her husband Peter and fifty other adventurers to raise money for The Anthony Nolan Trust.
This is the first of her blogs in the lead up to the climb and we will keep track of her progress and challenges she faces along the way.
Peter and myself decided to climb Mount Snowden in January, after a very close friend passed away and another one had just been diagnosed with terminal cancer. We wanted to do something to help raise funds and thought that doing anything was better than doing nothing.
We had both been following a health plan by Jessie Palvalka called “The Programme” for over a year and so it seemed a natural progression to climb with the Palvalka Family.
“The Programme” works on the basis of five principles: Setting goals and staying motivated, eating protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats, sweat, think and connect.
Since 2009 I have lost over seven stone and so climbing with others who are journeying to better health will be a way of connecting and building new friendships too.
In preparation for the climb I am training three of four times a week with weights and cardio on alternating days. Each workout is approx. 50 minutes duration.
I work with weights of 40kg for my upper body. The cardio consists of cycling and rowing and a particular favourite of mine, the Stair Climber which gets your heart rate up and keeps it there. I aim for continuous a heart rate of 135bmp. I also do core workouts and I enjoy the Roman Chair. It’s hard work but knowing it’s for such a great cause pushes me on, especially on those days when your body is aching and you just want to rest!
The link below to our Just Giving page also has the story of Alison, one of our Palvalka Family who sadly also lost her life to cancer.
We would be so grateful if you could help support us. Any amount, no matter how small will go towards life saving research.