22 Dec 2021
I am a mum of 2 and I work full time so when i am able to have time for myself i love to head out the door and run or walk. I remember when i first started running with my mum she was involved in this thing called Run Down Under, back when there was no fancy app, just emailing in weekly totals to a spreadsheet. She had some time off due to injury, but i remember her mentioning how RDU kept her motivated through her rehab and she mentioned she was due to finish her first map in February 2019. I thought, i must sign up and support her.
So come January 2019, just a month after having my second child i joined, and i remember saying, I can't believe it took me so long to actually sign up. I have to say, for the small fee for a yearly motivational program with a FREE shirt and medal it certainly is well worth it.
Last year I started a friendly competition with my Aunty, who is a long time member - we both enjoy playing cat and mouse with our totals each week and month. I often have a look at where she is sitting for the week and plan my runs or walks to see if I can beat her totals. Sometimes I let her win. (hehe)
This year the RDU LOL competition I fell in-love with running even more, after a lot of our events were cancelled or postponed. I was out there every day giving this challenge a go and through one of the challenges in Week 9 i managed a MASSIVE 19 minute marathon PB. I was so ecstatic. I am not sure it would of happened if i wasn't chasing 9 separate kilometres with a 9 in the pace of the km. It was a time i had been chasing for more than a year!
More recently, with Travis' support at GC50 - i feel i can not thank him enough for being there, cheering and believing in me on my first road ultramarathon. And i wear that hat with pride every day!!
You have started an amazing business with RDU and now Runs of the World - I can't wait to see where 2022 takes me - my goal is to make it out of Western Australia!
Hope you have an amazing festive season and looking forward to supporting you again in 22!!
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