Episodes
Published 11/23/22
This is Part 2 - Welcome back to the “After” story of the Athens Marathon.  Like anything, we go into a journey with some level of knowledge and expectation on what it will be like - Make sure you listen to Part 1 to hear some great pre race advice and expectations from our local expert (run Athens 7 times!!) Daphne before you listen to Part 2! In this episode, the “runners” come together a couple of days after the marathon to reflect on the experience. If you are wanting to hear all about...
Published 11/23/22
Have you ever thought of running the ORIGINAL MARATHON? I can honestly say I have been obsessed with this idea for a few years. And finally this month the "dream" turned into reality. When I completed the 6 major marathons, many asked me what would be next on the "Vanessa running bucket list". Without hesitation, I replied Athens Marathon. It is the course that started it all, from Marathon to Athens - the original - the authentic marathon. And it was on my “bucket list”. Like many marathons,...
Published 11/21/22
This episode brings two work-career connection friends together to talk about ”working through cancer”.  Laura and Vanessa have been friends for many years with their work and careers being similar and crossing paths from time to time.  Their work is very much something they are passionate about and they discuss how cancer changes how you need to work - a way that matches your needs. They discussed making those decisions, having to learn to think differently about work and what it means for...
Published 10/24/22
In this episode, we connect with Caroline and Mark’s kids as we continue the conversations on how to share a cancer diagnosis with children. To more deeply understand what their journey and feelings are like. In this episode, Ryan, Connor, Tyler and Lachie reflect back to what it was like 10 years ago when they were all gathered together on the couch as “mum and dad needed to talk with them”. Tyler shares that she thought the siblings “were in trouble” for something and how unexpected the...
Published 09/06/22
https://www.outruncancer.net/new-blog/episode-ten-zac-and-jordan (Episode 10 English version). Outrun Cancer の以前のエピソードでは、ガンの診断結果が家族に与える影響について話しました。 「ガンにかかるのは本人だけではなく、家族全員がかかるということ」という言い方がありますが、私たちは家族にどう伝え、ガンを経験している家族をどうサポートするかを考えています。 このエピソードでは、ヴァネッサの息子の鷹(長男)と善(次男)が、両親がガンになったときに、その状況をどう見ていたか、どう支援し、対処したかについて率直に話し合っています。ガンの診断をされた私たちの多くは、プライバシーを守るために、誰に、いつ、どの程度の内容を伝えるかを決めなくてはなりません。私たちは、最善と思うことに基づいて、その決定してきました。 鷹と善は台本のない会話で、10 代後半にガンの旅に出たときに考え、感じたりしたことについて語り合います。彼らは、これまでガンについて一緒に1...
Published 08/15/22
In previous episodes of Outrun Cancer we discussed the impact that the diagnosis has on families. We often hear the saying “a person doesn’t get cancer, a family does” and time and again we are considering how we tell family and support family going through cancer. In this episode, Vanessa’s sons Zac and Jordan open up and talk with each other about watching, supporting and coping when parents have cancer. Many of us with a cancer diagnosis have to make decisions about who to tell and when,...
Published 08/01/22
Coach D (Daphne) and Runner V (Vanessa) are on the show this week, talking about listening to your body and insider tips for the Athens Marathon. Daphne is one of my supporters who has helped me with my fitness at a time when I was trying to do things the old way. Although not a professional trainer, she had a lot of knowledge about how the body works through a transformation journey. More than that she had empathy for that transition stage and showed me that I hadn’t taken into account what...
Published 07/05/22
English follows. English summary starts at [51:40] このエピソードでは、金哲彦さんと、彼のoutruncancer storyについて対談します。 金さんは、一流の選手、コーチであり、ニッポンランナーズの創設者です。 ランニングが、人々を強力なコミュニティに集わせることができるという可能性に情熱を注いでいます。 金さんは、体の変調の警告サインを放置してしまった失敗、はじめは病気を隠してしまったこと、サブ3をもう一度達成するためのトレーニングを決心したいきさつなどについて語ります。 何年か経ったのち、金さんは、ガンから精神的に立ち直るために苦労していたヴァネッサに会いました。 彼はガンへの向き合い方、走ることへの考え方について、彼女に貴重なアドバイスをしました。 このエピソードの聞きどころ: 金さんのガンが発覚するまでのいきさつ ガンと闘うのではなく、共に生きる ランニングを再開するときのヒント 元箱根駅伝選手からの山登りのアドバイス 2022年9月のOutruncancer10周年ランニングイベント About 金...
Published 06/13/22
This is Part 2 of a 2 part episode, https://player.captivate.fm/episode/609ddd9f-94f1-4d12-bb4d-587f139f63a4 (for Part 1, click here.) This episode is focusing on the Streak Running part of the #outruncancer story. Maria is a 1000 day+ streak runner, and her secret is she was a super non runner before she became part of our Oshima Family. Now she runs every day as well as marathons and trail runs. We talk about the pressure to be a runner inside a running family and the mental wellbeing...
Published 05/26/22
This is Part 1 of a two part episode, for https://player.captivate.fm/episode/f6975351-72a7-42a5-86cb-479645940317 (Part 2 click here). This episode is focusing on the Streak Running part of #outruncancer story. Maria is a 1000 day+ streak runner, and her secret is she was a super non runner before she became part of our Oshima Family. Now she runs every day as well as marathons and trail runs. We talk about the pressure to be a runner inside a running family and the mental wellbeing...
Published 05/25/22
Today’s guest gives me so much joy every time I talk with her! Julia and I have never met in person. Based in Jordan she messaged me on Instagram and although it took me a few days (or more than a few days!) to see the message in my “junk folder” I am so glad she persistently sent a follow up that got me to finally see her message. Julia is a streak runner and has just passed her ONE YEAR CANCERVESARY in April - woohoo! Julia shares with us how she took control of her thoughts and chose how...
Published 05/09/22
Have you ever gone into something with one goal …and a nice unplanned consequence happened along the way? This has happened with my streak running. I have been so very fortunate to have had my daily run teach me so many things “on the side”. I began to think of these aha moments as a special part of my run and started to call them my “life learnings from running”. It also became a fun way to share my daily run with Caroline as just saying - “I ran today - it was snowing” got a “bit”...
Published 04/17/22
I think today’s episode is going to make you want to find your running shoes and run! I am talking with my friend Kati from Germany. We started by talking about how and why we became connected - she reached out to me when I mentioned I was part of the “cancer club” - so our connection started with being fellow members of the cancer club but now we connect over our love of running. I just know you are going to love the event that Kati has created that connects runners across every time zone....
Published 03/31/22
今回は少し特別なエピソードです。私と夫が、ともにガンを克服したことについて会話しているものです。これまで一緒にこのような形で会話したことはなく、私たちにとっては、多くの面で挑戦となりました。Yasuにとっては、英語が、私にとっては日本語が第2言語ですので、このエピソードは、日本語と英語とで収録しました。https://www.outruncancer.net/new-blog/episode-two ((English version is Episode...
Published 03/14/22
This one's a little special. This is me and my husband having a chat about the fact that we are both cancer survivors. We've never actually spoken together like this and so for both of us, it was a bit of a challenge on many fronts. English is Yasu’s second language and Japanese is mine, so we've done the broadcast in English and in Japanese https://www.outruncancer.net/new-blog/episode-three ((Episode 3)). It was a little scary for us going into this conversation. We're talking about...
Published 03/14/22
Back in September 2012, I got a Facebook message from a friend. Caroline had reached out to me 20 years after we left high school. I was now based in Tokyo, far from my hometown of NZ and we had not been in touch. The message just simply said “you have inspired me to go for a walk today”. And this was that start of a promise, and the foundation of the outruncancer journey and the life learnings from running and life learnings from cancer that I gather every.damn.day. I’d love you to meet the...
Published 02/21/22
Come join us for some stories and casual open chats about running every day, dealing with cancer and the life learnings that come with these things! Cancer can at times be a very lonely journey, but after 10 years of running for a friend and going through cancer myself, we know that it doesn't have to be. In the Outrun Cancer Podcast, we're going to chat and hopefully provide some insight on some things like: How we can get on with our lives with cancer How to help people who are going...
Published 02/16/22