In 2012 I took myself to the GP with heavy signs of depression.
Seven years later, and I’m still battling it, though in a much better place, and more able to deal with it. The hurt is still real, but it’s less intense and I have strategies (and medication) that help me manage it better. Things like not working all the time (I’m a teacher so that’s nearly impossible), doing things I love (building electric guitars and being creative), and keeping active (playing Indoor cricket each week) are all part of this.
At the start of 2019 I began running more intently as a focused attempt to get healthier, inside and out.
When I saw the T-Shirt “I’m Sweating for Mental Health” promotion, I knew I had to get one.
So here I am… raising awareness firstly, and then raising money secondly, to get myself a T-shirt and participate in my first ever Wellington Round the Bays.
Let it be known… I have NEVER run 10km at once before. I think I’ve maybe done it in a very good week of running when I was on term break once…
So this is going to be a challenge!
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I am aiming to raise $200 and get a t-shirt, but ultimately if you want to get me past the $10k mark, that’d be great as well! It’s only $1000 for each Km I’m running.
Please show your support and donate to my page!