Tabitha Mann's Fundraiser
I'm running 100 miles for my Mental Health
Join me and help make a difference, please give today.
$25 towards $1,080
This year my world changed.
I was unmotivated and unfocused on any goals of my own.
By March, I was single, finding an apartment & changing jobs.
Now I'm training to run 100 miles for my mental health
I spent the next few months navigating what my world would look like and spent a lot of time wallowing in pain and sorrow for all that I had lost.
I lost my partner, his 2 kids, my apartment, aspirations of home ownership & building a life together.
The crumbling led me to consider all the ways I could stop existing.
My ex came over on the worst night to be with me.
I sent him home with the T3s that were in my house which was just one thing amongst many that I should have sent him with.
The tangible handover of something that could cause me harm was an important turning point.
I started exercising again, rigorously, right after the break up to give my brain a safe space to exist and somewhere to put my energy.
Queue receiving an ultra sign-up email for Dino Valley Endurance Run.
The race sounded inclusive and I loved the way they're connected to the community to help all runners achieve their goals.
If the email had talked about 50km, 100km... I don't think I would have done it, it wasn't big or scary enough.
The email talked about 100 MILES
That was scary, that intrigued me, that excited me
I started training for the race before I even officially signed up.
I've now signed up, consistently trained for the last 3 months, and have just over 3 months until go-time! (still need to book a flight to Texas!)
Mental health struggles can affect us at any time, whether that is run specific trauma or otherwise.
This year, I am aiming to fundraise funds $1,080.00 to fund 6 months of regular mental health assistance for runners.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for BIGGER THAN THE TRAIL
If you need help, reach out.
You are enough