It’s Taper Time!

I have nearly completed my Marathon program which means I have less than 3 weeks until Perth Marathon! I did my last long run of 32km last Sunday and felt a bit so and so…. didn’t feel 100% well and ended up walking the last 800m but got it done so happy with that. This week I am still putting in nearly the same amount of training as last week but the longest run will only be 19k. These last 3 weeks are all about tapering which basically means slowly cutting back on training so the body will be all rested and fit for Race Day.

Perth-MarathonStill can’t quite believe that I am actually going to run a full marathon! I really enjoy running and curious to see how far I can push myself so will just have to ignore any negative thoughts, trust my training and do the best that I can! Mike and the kids will definitely be there supporting me on the day and I even have a friend who has kindly offered to run the last 10km with me! :D

I am running this marathon not only for myself but also to raise important funds to help Cayla and other kids with cerebral palsy. I am at the Centre for Cerebral Palsy (TCCP) most weeks and I can’t tell you enough how much the wheelchairs, walkers, modified bikes and other specialised equipment means to these kids. Their happy little faces when they finally have a chance to do something we all take for granted such as riding a bike or to be able to move around independently with a walker or a funky electric car. There is a whole range of equipment that can help make these kids lives a whole lot easier so please please please click the link to Cayla’s Fundraising Page and make a fast and secure online donation from anywhere in the world! Any donations are greatly appreciated – large or small! Thanks! 


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