Running the Melbourne Half Marathon for Black Dog Institute
If you have made it onto my page, thank you. Your support means a lot. I have decided to run a half marathon as it'll be a challenge for me. I have never run over 10km and right now, running 5km is a struggle!
I have decided to raise money for Black Dog Institute, a charity focusing on Mental Health, for a few reasons.
- 2020 has been a challenge for us all. Charities like BDI have been very influential in helping society cope with the current climate.
- I want to run it for myself, I have struggled with anxiety and OCD for a large chunk of my life.
- I want to run it for my partner Steve who has had a challenging year but to whom I am extremely proud of and love.
- I want to run it for my family where I know mental health has crept in a bit too and who I also love dearly.
- I want to run it for my friends, because I love them like my family, warts and all.
- I want to run it for the Kinexus family, whose support has been over whelming.
If I had told myself a year ago where I would be in July 2020, I wouldn't have believed it. I feel extreme gratitude for my journey and now would like to give back.
On top of this I am very grateful to have my beautiful friend Ellen, running alongside me.
Thank you so much.
Below is a description about what BDI are all about.
I'm standing up to join Team Black Dog to turn ground breaking research into life saving action.
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Australians every year, with the most common being depression and anxiety. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities.
Please donate today!
Completed City2SurfSunday 18th Oct
Melbourne Marathon goes virtualWednesday 23rd Sep
Thank you to my Sponsors
Very well done Livvy. You even got your 2 brothers to contribute!
Ash & Terri Woodward
What a great cause Liv, have fun on the run, we know you will smash it! Love Terri & Ash xx
Good luck Livy. Hope to see you again soon ❤️
Break a leg sis !! Not literally It’ll be over before you know it !! Love and miss you always Will x
Thought I'd back myself
Meagz And Faz
You can do it Brucey! Love you long time The Fazzas
Run Liv, RUN! Proud of you - looking forward to seeing you at the finish line
Good work champ
Run like the wind Livla xx
Orrrliviiiioooooor! An amazing achievement, well done! We are all very proud xxx love Dan xxx
So proud of you! Xxxx
Love your work, Shroomz x
Mat And Karen
Have a great run. Will be an amazing feeling when you finish.
Well done Live! P&K x
Very brave of you to run so far. I am sure you will do very well.
Philip And Karen
Go for it Liv, good luck! Philip and Karen xx
Good luck Olivia - run well.
Livvy you’ve got this - go babe! Such a great cause, so proud of you x
Livvy & A Dog, Y’all got this!! Sending all my love from QLD...
good work Liv :)
Go Legend!! X
You go Glen CoCo!! So proud of you Livlaaa, you’ll smash it! Love you! Chezzy Bebs xxxx
You don’t need a formal event to smash your goal. Very proud of you!!
Proud of you Little Sis! Love you x
Carms And Soph
Go get it!!! Proud of you. Love Carms and Soph
All the best Liv. Just remember every step is a step closer to the finish line.
Way to go Liv! We’re cheering for you from Sydney!!
Go Liv!! xx
Go girl!!! I know you will smash it. Very, very proud as always! ❤️ Mum xxx
Well done Olivia, great cause, 'enjoy' the run when it comes!
Good luck Liv, you will smash it! Lots of love Hatty and Tim xx
Awesome work Liv, smashed it!
Good luck Liv!
A very worthy cause Liv, well done to you.
Awesome work, Liv! I know you’ll smash it!
Good luck Liv! You'll smash it! x
Good luck on the run
A brilliant cause Livvy! You'll smash it :) Big love xxx
Nice one Liv!
Look forwarding to limping beside you the whole way.
Gooooo Livvy the kid!
Run forest run
Run Forest Run
Bloopski!!! So so proud of you! Well done babes, best of luck xxx
Super Nan & Gg
Good luck with the run Liv love from super nan and GG pop
Proud of you girl, you’ve got this! Claps and cheers from Franny, Tommy and Otis xx
Cathy & Bob Cook
Good luck! Looks like a wonderful cause x
Great stuff Liv! Enjoy the experience.