I am an Aussie girl with a mission – to run the Melbourne Marathon in October 2012.
With a non-running partner, Run with Kate has become my chance to explore the running and fitness community that he finds so ‘weird’. I usually run alone, and I’m a pretty social being (comment or tweet and you’ll see what I mean!), so I was overjoyed to find an entire community of running-lovers who connect from all over the world.
I started blogging because I wanted to document this year, and the goal that I’ve set for myself. Very quickly, the blog became bigger than that; a way to express my passion for a healthy and happy lifestyle.
I write about topics that are meaningful to me, like remembering our support networks or motivation to get through a hard workout; and information that I would like to have known before I started really running, like the need to let your body adapt, and the unexpected expenses (I’ve maxed out my physio insurance this year!).
Somewhat unexpectedly, the blog soon became a place that I was able to share an interest in helping those recovering from eating disorders, and bring awareness to the fact that there is a fine line between a really healthy lifestyle and a disordered one.
It’s a subject a lot of bloggers seem to touch on but then avoid, and it’s one that I wold like to see discussed more openly in the community. I feel like I still don’t do it justice. In the meantime, I am using the marathon as a chance to raise some funds for assisting sufferers.
But there’s a much lighter side as well! It’s too easy to forget all the good things that make us happy, even just for a moment. I try to incorporate the day’s ‘moment’ that made me smile when I post training updates. I also collect other peoples’ moments to provide a go-to space on a less happy day. Those are the moments that not only get me through a tough run, but also a tough day. That’s the real motivation behind Run with Kate – life isn’t always easy, but it can still be fun.
Swing by, leave a comment, and let me know what your fitness goals are, and, of course, how you have fun while doing it!
I’ll be back in a little while – just going out for a run.