“We cannot waste our precious children.
Not another one, not another day.” – Nelson Mandela
The beauty about this blogosphere of ours is that we are constantly inspired by strong, passionate, intelligent women.
All with experiences to share, often instilling a profound message.
While dealing with the unexpected emotions, “meeting” my sponsored child in Indonesia taught me some important life lessons.
The main one being I know I can do more.
In less than 5 weeks, I’m running the City2Surf for the third consecutive year (Yeah, I’m nuts like that).
Having done half a dozen fun runs now, there’s an amazing feeling with this particular one. The community spirit soars right through the 14 kilometre trail.
Even during the gruelling moments, it’s like being a tiny leaf, swept along the currents of a fast flowing river. The feeling of being part of something very special is palpable.
This might sound even crazier, but running with a purpose helps ignore the blisters and the aching limbs.
You think about how the race can be important for others; your achievements are no longer celebrated solely by you; you realise efforts are far more worthwhile when others can benefit.
The first year, I ran for the twinlets who were 6 months old at the time. And while I was so overwhelmed with the physical challenges, (Yup, I was still breastfeeding at the time…) there was something intangible, yet incredible that kept me running right through to the finish line.
It’s true when they say love can conquer all.
This year, I’m putting into action the notion that I can do more.
Leading up to the race in mid-August, I’ve opened up a City2Surf fundraising page for WorldVision Australia.
Feel free to donate.
The goal is to raise $1,000 over the next month or so. Even if I only raise half, that’s enough to sponsor 10 families for a month.
Nothing left to say except…I’m pumped!
There’s so much passion and love for this race. With such a worthy cause to steer me through, I know I’m going to blitz it.
Last year, I smashed my PBT by 5 minutes.
Another 5 this year, perhaps?
Bring. It. On !!!
Joining the lovely Jess for IBOT