HUGE weekend. Rish arrived midnight Friday, we went to Newcastle Saturday, and while we were on the F3, I got a text from my brother in law to say they were at the hospital because my niece was on her way!! :)
I got dropped off at my parents place, and got to muck around with my nephew for a few hours :)
We wore funnels as hats, tinman style
Had rides in the washing basket.
Did some gardening
Including a little repotting.
Had a tea party with the empty mugs
Build a tower and didn’t break anything
Then it was time to head to the hospital with my parents and meet little Ezri Rae…
Born 1:20pm, August 13, 52cm, 7lb 3.
A serious little thing, Ezri is like Ezra, and means “helper”.
Perfect timing, two days before due date. All are going well, but tired, I’m told.
After time spent with family, and a later than realised dinner with Rish’s side, we got back to Sydney after midnight… with the alarm set for the big race… City 2 Surf!
What a day! I arrived at the starting point just after my group (blue) started… not to worry it took 10 mins to get to the start anyway!
What awesome atmosphere. I may have been running alone, but I never really was!
Things got tough at the end of hearbreak hill, had to walk for a bit, but then finished strong, and got in around my estimated time – by my time I was in in 1 hour 47 minutes. Only an hour more than the winner ;)
I’m hurting now!!!!! :D
Thankyou THANKYOU thankyou for all of you who sponsored me! I have raised $660 for the Steve Waugh Foundation to help awesome kids with rare diseases who might otherwise have nowhere else to go for funding support. Thank you for your support.
So, I went and did it. I entered the City2Surf. 14km.
I won’t die doing it, but I’ll have fun trying!
I decided, after browsing around at the charities available (including bible groups and missionaries… ) I settled on the Steve Waugh Foundation:
The Steve Waugh Foundation is committed to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and cure of rare diseases – primarily focusing on children (0-25 years of age).
We strive to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by rare diseases.
The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research and therefore, without reason to hope.
Families and carers of children with rare diseases experience significant psychological stress due to social isolation, unemployment, diagnostic delays, lack of information and difficulty accessing appropriate health care.
The Steve Waugh Foundation is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope, providing medicine, equipment and treatment, supporting education and research, partnering with other like agencies and organisations as well as supporting specific projects and programs. The Foundation has already supported over 200 families through generous donations from our Patrons, corporate partners and supporters. Over a million dollars has been used for medication, treatment, specialised equipment and financial support.
I first heard of the foundation when someone at work was able to obtain funding for a piece of equipment through them, after approaching funding bodies (government and NGOs) all over and not having success.
So, if you’re able, sponsor me in this year’s City2Surf. (Pro tip: Sponsor before June 30 to claim on this year’s tax return!) I’ll be giving updates on sponsorship over the next two months and of course my efforts to train towards a 14km run!!
There’s also a widget in the sidebar that will keep track of all you lovelies. Yes, I’m setting a goal of $1000. But aim high, I say!