It’s been another successful year for the Run Brave Initiative, with a substantial (much needed) donation to Lifeline Australia ($4011 Donated + a further $886 contributed through the Run For Your Lifeline Location Run), with a 58% increase on involvement from last year and an ever growing, supportive, encouraging + downright awesome online running community.
To every single one of you who contributed, you’re just simply amazing and words cannot express enough gratitude for the support and energy you have given to this initiative. Thank you just doesn’t seem to cut it. I cannot tell you enough the real difference you make by being part of this initiative. You make a difference!
There they are, the Run Brave facts and figures, but what is the background story behind this years challenge? You may get a laugh (I haven’t yet), but the point is to share with you experience and lessons learned. Maybe you can relate and know you’re not alone. Maybe you have no idea how any of it feels. Regardless, my blog posts always have a point and mostly, my point is the hope that somehow by sharing my own thoughts, feelings and experiences, it may make it easier for others to reach out and say, “You know what, I’m not okay, but that’s okay.”
The title of this blog post started as “Balance can go and Fuck Itself!”, but I thought that was a little inappropriate. I edited it a few times and finally took the swear words out of it and settled with, “Seeking balance is cool, if you’ve got nothing else to do!” It doesn’t quite say what I want to say about balance, but I think you get my point. “BALANCE CAN GO AND FUCK ITSELF!” There, I yelled it, I feel a little better. Or do I? No, not yet, I have a few more things to get off my chest. It seems I swear alot. Sorry about that. No actually, I’m not sorry, that’s me and it’s my way of expressing myself. If you’re not okay with it, you can go and hang out with Balance.