Walk for ME!

Taking in the view.

 

Hello beautiful readers, I hope you’re all well!

Can you believe it’s May already? Where has the year gone?!

As some of you might be aware for a few years now I have been suffering with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). My health is a lot better now and my days with ME/CFS feel like more of a distant memory, however May 12th is International awareness day. As we are approaching awareness day pretty quickly, I want to put it out there that I will be dedicating a huge goal of mine to raising awareness and fundraising for ME/CFS.

Back in 2012 I participated in City2Surf for the first time ever, l had a fantastic time and was eager to participate in the following years event. Unfortunately that year I became unwell with ME/CFS and haven’t been able to enter since.

Well friends, I’m extremely excited to announce that this year is the year, that I will be taking on this goal!  Exciting isn’t it! It’s been worth the wait! I have always vowed to myself that, when the day arrived I would dedicate/ fundraise my race to the Emerge charity to help fundraise for ME/CFS.

If you’re not familiar with City2Surf, let me tell you a little about it. It is a 14 km race from the Sydney CBD out to the famous Bondi beach. The event is held in August and usually attracts more than around 80,000 people, making it one the largest runs of its kind in the world. It is a fun but challenging event that is suitable for most people with a bit of a fitness level, whether you are entering for the competitive race or just for fun, dressing up is always optional. You can find all types of entertainment along the race, it truly is a fun morning out.

I am super thrilled to be entering this year, this has been something I have had my heart set on doing for a few years now. I have built up my strength day by day from being bed ridden to where I am today.

I have meet many wonderful people online, world wide who suffer with this illness. They have all helped make what was a very difficult journey a much happier and brighter one. This one’s for you team!!!

I have started an everyday hero page through the City2Surf website, this page is where you can join me on my journey. You can view my training that I will load up a couple of times a week, with my number one trainer Snowy.  I will also keep you posted on my Instagram, but for my everyday hero page click here. I would love for you all to pop over to my page, share it, donate or just say hi, Snowy and I would love the encouragement!

 

Much love

Lennae xxx

 

City2Surf 2012.

 

22 thoughts on “Walk for ME!

  1. ct2428

    Thanks so much for posting this! I have a 5 year old nephew with cystic fibrosis and it’s great for young people with all types of challenges to see posts like yours and know that they can have a great future too. Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  2. Samantha Vaartjes

    This is a HUGE accomplishment Lennae! It just shows just how far you’ve come. I know training for this will be hard but keep persevering – so many people are cheering you on and running in spirit with you!

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  3. toastycritic

    This is so awesome. And that you get to do something for a cause you believe in is great. I remember when I used to do the walks for the American Cancer Society and helped raise funds every year. I had a good time but it was done for a cause I really believed in.

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  4. Sushmita Thakare Jain

    Glad to know you are doing well, haven’t heard of CFS will check it out and best wishes for your walk 😀

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  5. Anosa

    Your such an inspiration. Good to know you are well, keep it up and I wish all the best and keep us posted. Will look forward on your journey. Cheers!

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