My Activity Tracking
My target 310 kms
I’m taking on the K’s for R U OK? challenge!
This July, I’m making a commitment to run 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.
Please support my efforts by donating, and together let's get everyone asking R U OK?, starting conversations and changing lives!
Done !!!Tuesday 4th Aug
The Long WalkThursday 23rd Jul I am over half way through this challenge and fundraising effort. I am so touched by the donations and that you take the time to read my posts on this journey. Your comments, encouragement and feedback is gratefully received. I appreciate that through my social media and this page that people show support, but also reach out when they have their own worries and challenges that may be made less daunting by having someone to message and talk to. I hope in some way I have helped those who have reached out to me after reading my story. It makes this journey I am on, one with purpose.
The Mental Health StigmaThursday 9th Jul For many years I did not recognise the negative impact one's ignored poor mental health could have on their life experiences. Until recently it was one of shame, embarrassment, thinking that there was something 'wrong', and that you were the cause of the poor mental health of those around you.
Introducing my K's for R U OK? BuddyFriday 3rd Jul
I have been on a health and fitness journey for over a year now. With a run and walk most mornings and most evenings and nearly always accompanied by the family dog, Lilly. Lilly was the family pet and was a great friend to my 2 girls as they were growing up, a little mischievous but who the girls would like to spend time with when they were having a bad day. It is only Lilly and I now, and at 13 years she is slowing down on the brisk walking days, but nevertheless will push you out of the way to be out the gate first to excitedly go exploring. I find Lilly a good friend for myself these days, constantly following me around and checking on me in sad times. I never imagined a pet to have such a positive impact on ones mental health and am glad my girls had the opportunity to experience it. Maddison when home would often take Lilly for a run, take her to the café or the beach. I feel happiness now that I am able to continue these activities with Lilly. My daughter, Phoebe has just adopted a pet cat, who seems to give her great joy, along with company and affection just when her day doesn't go as you expected.
Not my life....Sunday 21st Jun I watched my daughter struggle with life for almost 10 years and then watched her spiral and detach from life for almost 2 years.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Sue And Ben
Jon And Tracie
Mary Ann Brownell