Dates: July 16th, 17th and 18th
Distance: 245 km in 3 days (approx. 80 km each day)
Location: Bruce Trail West of Thornbury through Collingwood heading South until Albion Hills.
In order to test out how my body and mind will respond to the stress (cramps, blisters, fatigue and so forth) during my 12 day adventure in September, I have organized a three day training run of 245 km on the Bruce Trail.
It is fast approaching and I look forward to any support, comments and donations offered. Please donate using this link http://www.gofundme.com/x9es44
Late last night, as I was prepping for this training event, I thought back to my darkest hours during my depression and my battle against bulimia. Back then, I would of never guessed the life I now have, nor the potential I had to achieve my goals. I am no longer ashamed to speak about my struggles or use “depression or bulimia” in sentences that relate to myself. I am proud to say I am in recovery and feel strong and free to speak about mental health issues. Suffer from depression or any other mental health issue is nothing to be ashamed of. Having the courage to battle mental health issues is something to be proud of. I am proud. Very proud.
Below is the description of each day and pertains to the Bruce Trail Maps. Maps are shown below. I will post blogs and video diary each day as well for those that plan to follow. 🙂
DAY ONE: July 16th
Maps: 27, 26, 25, 24 (Eugina, Kolapore, Blue Mountains)
Start Point: Marker 85.3 (Map 27) End Point: Marker 2.3 (Map 24) Total Distance: 83 km
Cathy Gallagher (trainer) will accompany me for most of this day to ensure I start out strong!
DAY TWO: July 17th
Maps: 24, 23, 22, 21 (Blue Mountain, Pretty River, Devil’s Glen, Black)
Start Point: Map 24 marker 2.3 End Point: Map 21 marker 42.4 Total Distance: 82.2 km
DAY THREE: July 18th
Maps: 21, 20, 19, 18, 17 (Black Bank, Boyne Valley, Mono Hills, Hockley, Glen Hafty
Start Point: Map 21 marker 42.4
End Point: Map 17 marker 33.8 Total Distance: 80.9 km