The end of another year!
The perfect time to take a moment to look back over the highs and lows of my slow but gradual metamorphosis from over- weight chef to aspiring marathon runner. So far my lowest points have been:
•reading in The Examiner that the Tasmanian Devil has been upgraded from vulnerable to endangered;
•nagging injuries that defy all treatment.
And the highs that make everything worthwhile!
•seeing our first two devils for Devil Island arrive with four babies in their pouches;
•seeing the generosity of people and businesses digging deep to help the devils;
•seeing our fund-raising reach its’ half-way mark and knowing that we are keeping Tasmanian devils in Tasmania for Tasmanians;
•hearing that the timber had arrived for the necessary security fencing at Devil Island, thanks to a very generous donation from Gunns Ltd;
•receiving the confirmation that Wildlife Warriors had banked a huge donation for us, thereby endorsing our project and joining us in our fight to save the devil from becoming extinct;
•having The Examiner sponsor us – with their help we are realising our dream for the devils;
•watching the joy and enthusiasm of the children performing at Dancing for the Devil;
•learning to appreciate my good strong long distance legs;
•realising that I’m lucky to be able to run at all;
•crossing the finishing line at the Launceston 10, my very first running race;
•getting to know my extremely talented team mates;
•fitting into an old pair of jeans that I haven’t been able to wear for years;
•knowing I have a marathon pace that I can and will finish the race in London in April next year.
Happy and safe New Year everyone!
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