Sunday, October 10, 2010

An incredible journey so far!

I leave for the 250km/155mile Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon in a day and a half. Wow! What an abolutely fantastic journey it's been to reach this point!!
I've discovered so much about myself that I didn't know, met new and wonderful friends along the way and also managed to raise some money for an orhanage in South Africa which is dear to my heart ~ HOKISA (Homes for kids in South Africa). Hopefully the kids will also be inspired to dream big and go beyond what they percieve to be their limitations by my efforts to train and participate in this gruelling event with them in mind .
My family has been incredibly supportive and I'd like to thank them, as well as all the people who donated to my fundraising effort and those who sent me the most wonderful and inspiring messages! Without all of you, this would not be possible.

Friday, October 1, 2010

The countdown has begun: 12 days until I leave for my big adventure race:

Distance run from april to october 2010: (Bearing in mind I have a demanding full time job , I'm a wife, mother and still keep a social life)
1397 miles/ 2248 km
Races this year:
Hilo to Volcano 31miles/50km (23 January 2010)
Maui Oceanfront Marathon 26.2miles/42k (24 January 2010)
O'ahu Perimeter relay 135miles/217km (my leg 53miles/85km) informal fun run, not a race. (17-18 April 2010)
Maui Perimeter relay 170+ miles/273+ km  (my leg 50miles/80km) informal fun run, not a race (22-24 July 2010)
Maui Marathon 26.2miles/42km (19 September 2010)
Upcoming Races:
 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 155 miles/250km (17-23October 2010)
Honolulu Marathon 26.2miles/42km (December 2010)