I was going to keep this a secret because I didn't really want to draw attention to it. This isn't something I have done before but @chantellevsg has given me a massive amount of inspiration to do it.
Yesterday, I registered for the Melbourne Marathon which takes place on October 14th, 2018. I am also going to be raising funds for Beyond Blue as part of this run and I feel proud to be part of #teambeyondblue and help to improve the lives of people affected by depression, anxiety and suicide, while also raising awareness of the work they do across Australia.
For many years I was very overweight. My weight loss journey is well documented but one of my biggest goals was to be able to run. Ive played sport for many years but to actually go running was something I never thought I would be able to do. This is a big step for me in achieving one of my biggest goals. @chantellevsg was able to achieve this goal last week for herself. I was always proud of her but this was something that made me both incredibly proud and inspired to try it myself.
I want to try and raise as much as I can for a charity that I fully support and believe in. Thats why if I raise $1000 I will be upgrading my race to be a 10km run rather than the 5.7km. Its a very daunting task but one that I am willing to do for this great charity. Please click on the link in my bio to donate.
I really do look forward to completing this. I encourage everyone willing to give it a go. There are a few different events which includes 3km walk, 5.7km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon.
Best part about this is the finish line is on the middle of the MCG. That will be the closest I will get to living my childhood sporting dream so it makes me even more determined to do this.
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