Dani Macleod

Quick as Thieves

I'm fundraising for the Fred Hollows Foundation

To my incredible friends and family, pls take 3 mins out of your day to have a read: 

Many of you are already aware that I’ll be running my FIRST EVER half marathon (21.1km) at the Quick As Thieves event with Mike Toner in just over 2 months on the 25th November, and I am both SO PUMPED and in disbelief that I’ll be doing so!! ???? (Like omg, wth seriously.) My training consists of a disciplined schedule: consistently running 3 days a week- 2 x short runs and 1x long run, as well as strength training twice a week. Due to lockdown over 90% of training will be on my own & at the day of the marathon, I will have completed over 6 months of training.

Considering that a year ago I hated running, 9 months ago my longest run was 5km and I could barely walk up a hill without becoming breathless, this is a HUGE deal for me and a massive commitment, but I’ve always loved a great challenge and this has pushed every mental and physical boundary possible. Trust me, I never thought I’d ever be running a marathon LOL!

Why have I chosen to participate? 

-I’ve needed something to focus on & challenge myself with during lockdown and in the last year I have spent a LOT of time learning about health and fitness; After years of making careless choices on what I eat & not valuing how exercise could impact my mental, emotional and physical health, I’ve gone from being completely clueless about food consumption & hating weights/body weight exercises to falling in love with exercise, fitness and building strength! Health & fitness conversations now excite me.

 -I’m so passionate about promoting great mental health especially being someone who’s experienced a lot of anxiety and some depression in the past, and especially right now as many are struggling through these lockdowns!

- I’m in a group of incredible group or runners all at dif levels from amateur to advanced who have decided to work hard and challenge themselves & their fitness levels. A lot of us are from industries unable to work due to the lockdowns.

-I LOVE the possibility of being able to inspire others to try something new to see what their bodies can achieve!

-PLUS we are supporting an awesome charity for the blind that has the power to change the way people live permanently! Wow wow wow. Pls have a quick read of how this fundraiser will support the Fred Hollows foundation:

 

Currently 43 million people around the world are blind but 9 out of 10 don't have to be!

A simple procedure costing as little as only $25 in most developing countries can restore their sight and change their lives, the lives of their families & communities forever!

By running in this marathon, myself and approx 300 other participants will raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation: this enables them to continue training and empowering local eye doctors, nurses and health workers and create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need our help the most.

Their purpose is clear; to make sure everyone, whether rich or poor, have access to high quality, affordable eye health as we enjoy right here in Aus.

 

I am so so very excited to be on this journey - Whether it’s a monetary donation of $5 or much more (only $25 can change someone’s world), or even just you cheering me on, either way it is an absolute blessing & will touch my heart!! Your support helps me to continue to believe in myself, keep challenging myself & not give up. WOOHOOO <3>

Dani x

My Updates

First ever 17km!!

Completed Sun 19th September wow.
A tough one with 3 laps around Lysterfield Lake- great dirt track to prevent shin splints and injuries. Faced 40km winds over the bridge which was a challenge & had some hiccups at 14km with a hip injury but pushed through after some stretching. Lots of good beats to keep me going and a few dust storms to distract me lol! But overall a great run & reasonably slow paced to help finish strong!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$70

Cheryl & Rebekah

$20

Samuel

Go kill it Dani!

$110

Sarah And Greg Treble

So proud of your motivation and commitment Danny well done xox

$26.10

Anonymous

You’ve got this Dani, such a great thing you are doing 🏃‍♀️👀xx

$52

Matched Donation

$52

Belinda Simmons

So proud of you darling!!! Smash it out there!!

$40

Brenda Macleod

Donation from Nanna

$40

Matched Donation

$35

Matched Donation

$35

April Gardiner

Go girl!! So inspiring to see you training so hard and doing this for an amazing cause xx

$30

Jason Kelaart

Amazing work Dani for a great cause!! Good luck for the 21km 😊

$20.80

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Good job with all your work and effort in this! Have the best day running on Thursday.

$52

Jodie Macleod

Well done Dani xxx

$50

Shenae & James Turcato

Go Dani go! Run your heart out! ❤️

$52

Christine Bryant

Keep running on. Proud of you.

$20.80

Chez

On ya Dani 🙌🏻

$52

Ian & Coralie Hughes

Good on you Dani. Wishing you all the best.

$52

Heather Macleod

Wonderful effort Dani ! So proud of you !!

$25

Sarah Clydesdale

Amazing effort Dani!

$26

Grace Russo

You go girl 💃🏼

$52

Kylie Langford

Proud of you xx

$104

Matty B

Awesome job putting in the hard yards! You’re killing it.

$26

Ali

Proud of you… this is cool! Cheering you on x

$25

Christina

Great work Dani x

$52

Lyndsey

Run Dani! Ruuun! You've got this 👏🏼🏃🏼‍♀️🌟

$78

Raveen

Great work Dani!! Proud of you and what you’re trying to achieve

$26

Dani Macleod

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