Run Melbourne….here I come!
The time has come – new year, new goals.
The new year is a perfect time to indulge in the process of reflection. Did I achieve everything I set out to in 2016? What did I do this year that I will remember for the rest of my life? What did I accomplish this year that I am proud of?
I started down this winding road of reflection over the Christmas holidays and found it difficult to answer some of these questions. When I stopped to think about what I was most disappointed about, there was no denying that it was in relation to health and fitness.
My health and fitness suffering has been nothing but cliché – my clothes have slowly gotten tighter and less comfortable, I get tired quickly and try to avoid hills/steps or anything that will remind me of how unfit I am, and all in all I have just felt a bit bleh!
So how have I decided to combat this disappointment and suffering? Well my friends, I am going to run the Run Melbourne half marathon. In classic “Leisa” style, instead of just changing my eating habits and joining a gym, I have set myself, what I consider to be more of an extreme goal. Typical, I never could do things in halves.
What is even more exciting than the prospect of running 21.1km is the fact that I am not doing it alone! The HR Central team is getting behind me and as a team we are making a commitment to a healthier and fitter 2017!
What is Run Melbourne?
For those of you who have never come across the name before, Run Melbourne is a running event held in the beautiful city of Melbourne on Sunday 30th July 2017. With options to run either the 5km, 10km or a half marathon (21.1km), there is something for every level of runner!
Why Run Melbourne?
Because no one runs just for the fun of it (come on – who actually enjoys running!?), Run Melbourne has the added bonus of giving participants the opportunity to rally behind the causes they love and raise funds for charitable organisations.
Over the past 10 years, Run Melbourne participants have helped raise more than $12 million for more than 400 charities. This year, HR Central will be running to support and raise funds for Beyond Blue.
Beyond Blue is a not-for-profit organisation providing support and information to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. We chose Beyond Blue because as HR practitioners, mental health and wellbeing is a concern that crosses our desks on a day to day basis, and depression, anxiety and suicide is something that has affected all of us at some point in our lives, either directly or indirectly.
HR Central is really proud to support Beyond Blue and encourage anyone out there to either log on to the Run Melbourne website and register or go to Beyond Blue direct to donate to this great cause.
In the coming weeks Leisa will be blogging tips and information around nutrition and training and how a goal such as a team run (or any group activity), can encourage positivity in the workplace on many levels.