Introducing our 2019 Girls Run Challenge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered our Girls Run Challenge for the 2019 Carman’s Women’s Fun Run! We loved reading why you wanted to challenge yourself in this year’s run.

Introducing our winners…

Name: Jess

Age: 33

Distance: 10km

Why do you want to run in this year’s Carman’s Women’s Fun Run?
I want to be part of a like minded community that have similar goals. I am done with being the overweight, unfit girl on the couch watching everyone else running in the fun run and kicking goals, it’s my time to be the girl running in the fun run and achieving the things I put my mind to. Achieving my fitness goals fills me with such a sense of satisfaction and pride, I have never been so proud of myself.
The positive affect exercise has on my mental health is undeniable, and being a part of CWFR just compounds the sense of achievement and success.

How are you currently feeling? 

I’m scared that I am going to fail but that is part of the journey of kicking that negative internal dialogue in the butt. Strangely, I am mostly excited and anxious to see how I go, but am trying to remind myself to enjoy the journey of getting there.

Goal outcome

My goal is to finish 10km in under 1hour.

Name: Felicia aka Flossy

Age: 46

Distance: 10km

Why do you want to run in this year’s Carman’s Women’s Fun Run?
Its important to me to do this race, to raise continued awareness for both men and women to check their breasts and raise valuable funds so we can one day, wipe out this horrendous disease!

I am a 3 time breast cancer survivor, as I have a faulty mismatch repair gene called Lynch syndrome.  I want to be a part of this great day, to highlight to myself, that with continued effort, support from great friends and a bit of grit that I can do anything I put my mind to. My motto is ‘Just keep moving’.
My son Callahan, is my greatest supporter and he encouraged me to enter after I was running one day with him. He said I need to show others, that you can be really sick, recover and then do epic things. He rides his scooter alongside me while I pound the pavement, through our local parks. Callahan has seen me from a very early age gravely ill through breast cancer treatment, to recover, thrive and move forward with our life. I want to encourage and show my son, that you can be knocked down sometimes in life, but it’s how you react to adversity that will help you to get back up and live again. I truly treasure each day I have with him and plan on making every moment count.

How are you currently feeling? 

I’m feeling excited to be a part of this wonderful event, knowing its my first official race that I will conquer, with many more to come in the near future.

Goal outcome

Just to finish.  I previously couldn’t run a 100 metres after treatment. The first 5km should be ok, but the second half will be a test to power through. I want to show other ladies, that anyone can do this even after a chronic illness.

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