As you may know, I completed my first marathon this month after only having started running again in November last year where my longest run was 8km. A lot of people called me crazy for jumping straight into the deep end and yep I guess you could say it might have been but I don’t do things by halves! Finishing the Gold Coast Marathon was an amazing feeling, one that is hard to describe with words. As soon as I finished, people asked if I would do it again… and my answer was YES! Even though I struggled to put left leg then right leg I set a goal to take another 11 minutes off my time at the next marathon. I also get asked, so what’s next if you increased your longest run by 5 times in 7 months? Well I’m very excited to have been accepted to run an Ultra Marathon which is 250km which tackles arduous terrain in 2 ½ days running from Mackay to Moranbah. Now I’m expecting more people to say I am crazy and I will have to agree with them this time. My motivation for this run is to raise awareness and funds for Mesothelioma and its severity to those affected. The Trail to Triumph journey fondly known as ‘Tonys Journey’ was started by a good mate Mat Britton who’s father lost his battle with Mesothelioma.
I have set a personal goal of $1,500 with a team goal of $50,000. Please help us raise awareness and donate.
I have a lot of training to do so if you ever want to go for a run, send me a message as I need to get as many kms in the legs before this event. Follow Trail to Triump on Facebook and Instagram for regular team updates and I will be posting about my journey on my instagram page jrod_run_fit