Cassie Twine

My Activity Tracking

144
kms

My target 100 kms

The reason for this run.

So… just a little background as to why I have decided to do this …

I have decided to complete 100km in a week for the Run 4 Autism initiative this year. I am doing this to raise awareness and create a general conversation with people where I can, about autism. To hopefully debunk some common misconceptions and bring to light the beauty and wonder that lies within the neurodivergent paradigm.  

 

We have been blessed with 3 amazing kids, that all bring us so much joy. Each one of them, so different in so many ways. Our eldest daughter is intelligent, sensitive, emotionally aware, serious and caring, she loves reading, writing, playing cricket and dancing. Our youngest daughter is wild, stubborn, non-stop energy, vivacious - she loves to draw, get messy, ride bikes and take crazy risks- she is 2 and has the vocabulary of a 15 year old. Our middle child is the happiest most energetic child, he has such enthusiasm for life and is such a loving caring soul, he doesn’t like sitting still, doesn’t care much for reading and writing, communicates better with his body and expressions than with his words- he loves to play in mud, sand and water and has a real passion for numbers and symbols. He is autistic. 

When describing my son, there were 2 aspects, one described who he is, and the very last sentence described why he is who he is. 

Autism is a difference, not a disability, not something that needs to be cured. The world needs this difference. 

However, there is alot to learn about the ways in which we can support neurodivergent people and their families- so that they can thrive in a society that can be a somewhat hostile mismatch for them. 

 

I want to bring the conversation forward - encourage conversation to promote understanding - knowledge is power. 

 

So why am I running? To raise awareness 

Who am I running for? My son, my family and every other individual and family that have been blessed as we have :-). 

Day 2

Day 2 hurt a lot more than I expected! 
I couldn’t get out of bed at 4am as planned, to kick off the first 10km of the day- because I had a small persons sleeping body holding me hostage on the bed. 
So instead I found half an hour in the afternoon to get 5km done on the treadmill- lucky we are in the midst of a heat wave at the moment - so it was disgustingly hot, then begrudgingly got back on the tready after the kids were in bed to get the last 10km done. 
The heat knocked my socks off. My legs were not happy, and I was definitely running in my cement boots. But it’s done. 
Kids are at kindy today- so will try get the 15km out in one go as soon as I drop them off. 

First 10km done and dusted

So the alarm went off this morning at 350am - I got up hesitantly and really contemplated my life choices (as I do almost every morning at the same time)- this morning I even crawled back into bed momentarily- but I figuratively punched myself in the arm and dragged myself out to the treadmill and pushed out the 10km before hubby left for work. 
My plan is to do 15km a day- 10km in the mornings and 5km at night. 


I'm running for....

I’m running for autism to help create a world where no-one on the autism spectrum is left behind. 

I've set my challenge and I'll be running from Sunday 30 October to 6 November while raising much needed funds to support people on the autism spectrum.

An estimated 1 in every 70 people is on the spectrum. Along with their family members, this means autism is a part of daily life for over a million Australians.

People on the spectrum see, hear, feel and experience the world differently. For many, simply coping with the everyday can lead to confusion, anxiety and isolation.

By coming together and taking action, we can help provide opportunities for people on the autism spectrum to participate, engage and thrive in the world around them.

Help make my run challenge count and show your support by donating today!

My Achievements

Laced up and ready to go

Uploaded a profile pic

Shared on socials

Made a self donation

Raised $30

Raised $50

Raised $100

Raised $250

Smashed my fundraising goal

Logged my first run

Halfway to KM goal

Reached total KM goal

Thank you to my Sponsors

$150

Silly Souls

$100

Jolly Souls Socks

$100

Lenore Twine

$100

Jolly Souls

$70

Silly Soles Purchases

$53

Ness Damien And Manny

$53

Deborah Aldridge

$53

Tamara Grace

Go Cass!! 🏃‍♀️

$53

Lesley Watson

$53

The Caines Family

$53

Sheree Chester

You are amazing Cass ❤️

$53

Michelle Raso

Your amazing Cass!

$53

Katie Borsato

$53

Simon & Kristy Higham

100kms in a week.... you are a machine Cass!

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Claire May Watson

You're an inspiration Cass! love ya lots xoxo

$50

Gabe & Rob Turner

Great Cause Cass. Love The Turners xx

$50

The Blaney’s

🌟 Amazing 🌟

$50

Silly Souls Socks

$50

Cassie Twine

$50

Leesa Cuda

You are amazing Cass!

$50

Emily Bava

Run that little bum off woman!!

$50

Anna And Steven Montgomery

Amazing stuff Cass ❤️

$50

Kelly Twine

$31.80

Shirley Lynn

All the best with the fundraiser Cas and the run..

$31.80

Sigrid Pearsall

Run, run, run, Cass! For that beautiful little boy that our lives are all the more richer for knowing. ❤️

$31.80

Heidi Brennan

$31.80

Billie Pattinson

Your incredible

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Jamie Desley De Lai

$31.80

Heidi

$25

Maddie Shaw