I registered for city2surf this morning, which will be the third time I’ve run in the event. In 2016 my employer sponsored a bunch of us to enter, and I ran the course in 86 minutes and 54 seconds. 2017 was a bit more exciting, because in hindsight I did the final part of my training and the race itself with a torn achilles tendon. Regardless, I finished the course in 79 minutes and 39 seconds — a 7 minute and 16 second improvement despite the injury.
This year I’ve done a few things differently — I’ve started training much earlier, mostly as a side effect to recovering from the achilles injury; and secondly I’ve decided to try and raise some money for charity during the run.
Specifically, I’m raising money for the Black Dog Institute. They were selected because I’ve struggled with depression on and off over my adult life, and that’s especially true for the last twelve months or so. I figure that raising money for a resource that I’ve found personally useful makes a lot of sense.
I’d love for you to donate to the Black Dog Institute, but I understand that’s not always possible. Either way, thanks for reading this far!