My Activity Tracking
My target 155 kms
I’m taking on the K’s for R U OK? challenge!
This July, I’m making a commitment to move every day and clock my K’s for R U OK?
I’m taking on the K’s for R U OK? challenge to stay connected, develop consistent habits, and create a world where we're connected and protected from suicide.
This is a cause that is close to me, having suffered with Depression, having had suicidal ideations and having seen mates go through hell with this insidious affliction.
I am determined to make sure other men reach out when they need it, and that we remove the stigma around suicide. That's why i signed up 8 years ago as a #conversationmate for RUOK?
Please support my efforts by donating, and together let's get everyone asking R U OK?, starting conversations and changing lives! 3 in 4 suicides are men.. lets change that with a simple R U O K?
The run to the finishThursday 30th Jul
Downhill slideWednesday 15th Jul Two words that can often describe a person's descent into mental unwellness. In this case however, two words that describe my journey with this challenge for the month. After somewhat of a strong start, committing to a daily 5k's, and punching them out with success, I have found myself in somewhat of a slump. After a wonderful relaxing few days visiting my parents who live 4 hours away, I have found it hard to get back into the swing of things, despite the best intentions. Whilst I'm still broadly on track km's wise, I've had a few days where I've just not found the time to knock out he required km's for the day.
Hope and PerspectiveWednesday 8th Jul Before today, I knew I had friends, and I knew that I was liked. But when I opened a package that arrived today from my beautiful friend Alix, I knew I was truly LOVED.
Keeping up AppearancesFriday 3rd Jul NO, this is not a post about the British Sitcom. *Half the audience gets up to leave* Whoa there... hang on, and i promise you'll be interested in the contents of this post!
HumbledWednesday 1st Jul I posted about my own battle with depression and my suicide attempt last night, with a link to my fundraising page and i was both humbled, and honored to see the outpouring of support and the donations that rolled in from friends, family, and work colleagues. It is easy to hide things, especially something with as much gravity around it as suicide, and that's what I did. Until last night. I opened up and was surprised to see so many people envelop me with love and support, some who I haven't spoken to in years, and have only connected with on Facebook. To all of you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, empathy and most of all, generosity. You will make a difference to mental health awareness, of that, there is no doubt. Share
Thank you to my Sponsors
Ian & Baxter
Caitlin And Scotty
Bud & Niki