Wellington Around the Bays
Yesterday Holly & I travelled down to Wellington to speak with some of the team from Wellington Around the Bays. They have selected a few people that are running in the event in Feb to interview and I was lucky enough to be one of them.
It was during this interview that I found out that so far I have raised the most money for the Mental Health Founndation. How humbling! I was pretty speechless. So I wanted to sady a HUGE thank you to everyone that has donated, everyone that has shared this page and everyone that is cheering me on.
If you woud like to join me you do not have to run! There is a 6.5km walk that might appeal! You can even take your buggys/push chairs in!
Also, today I got a card in the mail, all the way from Wales, with a donation in it from my wonderful Aunty and Uncle over there. How Epic is that! #grateful
I've Always wanted to do this
There are lots of reasons I want to complete this run and raise this money. Lots of them I am not ready to talk about, but this one I am.
This little face has changed everything. This was the first time I met her. 21 hours after she was born (give or take a few minutes) As you can tell from the photo, neither of us were in fantastic health and that led to some complications during her birth. So being healthy isn't just for me now and training for this event will help me in my mission to a healthier me.
I have been so overwhelmed with the support I have received from our little community. Not just from the donations, but from people coming up and talking to me about it, congratulating me and wishing me luck. I appreciate every single one of you.
If you would like to join me on this run in February let me know, it would be nice to have some company at the finish line!
I'm fundraising for mental health and wellbeing
After thinking about and wanting to do something for many years to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health & Suicide Awareness I decided that I would push myself WAY out of my confort zone and do the 10km leg of the Wellington Around the Bays.
I completed my first run in August of this year, 5km in Taupo, and hated every minute of it. Running is not something I enjoy and this is in part why I have chosen to use a run as my "event". I find it painful, draining, embarassing (yes, embarassing), exhausting and daunting. All those words describe how I have also felt in my own personal mental health so I figured running would really push me out of my comfort zone and also improve my over all health and well being!
Thank you to our supporters
Sharon And Ron Wallace
Tania & Nigel Last
Kent, Liss And Kennedy Perry
Cam & Soph
Courts & Johnny
Lara And Scott Small