I want to raise as much as I can for a Mother with a 10 year old and a 5 year old who are homeless and currently in a Hostel that is not suitable for her kids. Her kids are starting school soon, and want to get give her a little extra to help.
I will run 5k every day for 2 weeks.
Some of you may think that's not a big deal etc, I'm an asthmatic, and can honestly say the last few runs I attempted I had to stop due to my asthma.
Some of you who know me will think this will be easy for me as you would have seen pics of me on Facebook completing mostly 5ks and a few 10ks. But what I don't show on Facebook or talk about on Facebook is my troubles during my runs. Yes I have completed those 5ks and few 10ks, but it was a struggle, my asthma has stopped me from running the entire thing, I get to maybe half way and then have to walk rest of way, and will then always run through finish line (looks good haha) my struggles during each run is my asthma and my mind, my mind constantly is telling me to stop, my breathing is bad, my body is tired, you can't do this etc etc. It's a constant battle with my mind and body.
In saying that I know I haven't been giving it my best, I go to running class once a week and then expect to be able to turn up to these runs and to be able to complete them and then get frustrated when I have no choice to stop as I get another asthma attack.
So this 2 week challenge is 2 fold.
1- to prove to myself that I can do anything I set my mind to, to not let my mind get in my way anymore, to show to myself I'm stronger than I think.
2- to raise as much funds as I can for this much needed family.
My problems maybe asthma, chronic pain etc, but I'm lucky enough to be in a position where I can afford the medication I need to help me with those, I'm lucky enough to have a roof over my head, clothes on my back, to have a steady wage every month etc. My problems are nothing compared to what this family and many other homeless families are going through.
I wanted to think of a challenge that will not only push me physically but mentally. I could do a sky dive, yes that's terrifying, but I know I would do it and it would be over in 60 seconds. Which is why I decided on this challenge, as it won't be easy, it won't be a 1 day thing, it's a 5k a day for 14 days straight. On the 14th day I will actually attempt to run a 10k without stopping.
I have a Facebook page solely for this, thay will show you my progress every day, I will post live pics from map my run to prove I've done the run each day.
If you'd like to join me in this challenge please pm me.
Please donate and let's help this family, every little helps.