Yesterday I finally managed to hit my goal distance of 10km. Why would I even bother? Why this particular goal? Well, I had always planned to someday join a fund run, and in particular to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) here, in Melbourne. A few years ago my goal was to do the 5km run, but the event was held on the day I got back from the U.S, so it wasn’t meant to be.
Now that my fitness level has somewhat improved and I can run more than 5km, I thought, why not do the 10km? Hence my regular training to reach that goal distance. And I am happy to say that yesterday I finally hit that mark! Now I just have to keep it up.
Sure I stopped to walk a few times but I did manage to finish my run in just over an hour. Not bad I guess for someone who was struggling to hit 5km a few months ago! And with that, I’ve signed up to run in the Melbourne Marathon for their 10km event, this October. I’m also raising funds (as I have always promised myself) for the ASRC and #run4refugees! Woohoo! I am doing this! Finally!
I would love it if you could help me reach my fundraising goal of $250 by donating here. How will your donation help? The money will go towards providing services to support people seeking asylum, which includes legal appointments, housing, health care, employment services, English language classes, food and advocacy. Mr. C and his family were asylum seekers and I always believe in giving people second chances and this is a way of giving asylum seekers a chance at having a life, something most of us take for granted. Help make a difference by supporting my run with a donation, no matter how big or small. Click here to donate today 🙂 . And thank you in advance for helping make this world a better place for Australia’s most vulnerable people.