On May 29th, I’ll be running a 5k for one of my favourite charities, To Write Love On Her Arms. It’s a nonprofit agency that works to support and inspire people who struggle with depression, self injury, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. They try to directly connect people with services and therapy, as well as publishing stories and messages of hope written by people working on their healing. I’ve been following them for years, and they do great work fighting against mental health stigma, encouraging people to get help, find connections, and promoting self care.
Here is the link to their website: https://twloha.com/
Run For It! 5k information: https://twloha.com/runforit5k/
It’s been 5 weeks since my ankle surgery, and yesterday I ran 5 miles with absolutely no ankle pain! I was so excited and grateful to be running again. I didn’t think I’d be healed in time for the 5k on May 29th, but I’m definitely ready! The first month of recovery was really painful, and I started to wonder if it was worth me going through all that trauma to my leg. After running yesterday with less pain than prior to surgery, I knew I’d made the right decision. I’m proud of myself for getting back to running so soon. I’m also proud of myself for going to PT, since I had such a weird experience in PT last time I went. I’m going to a different place, and I feel like they’ve been ethical and helpful. I’m almost ready to run 10ks again, and half marathons. Now there is no metal in my leg, I can reach my goal of running a marathon one day.
On May 29th, I’ll be running the 5k for my friends who have lost their battles with addiction and mental illness, specifically for Jenn, Mike T, and James. I’m also running for myself, because I’ve been through hell, and I honour the fight and strength I have to keep going.
I don’t really like asking for donations, so I’m not doing a fundraising page, but if you ever have extra money, it’s a great cause. You can donate here: