Running is hard. It takes commitment. To step out and run your first major race takes courage; but add to that the courage it takes when you are doing it in front of thousands of others, and you know that you will be at the back of the pack and all eyes will be on you. You have fought hard for every step, done all your training, to show people that just because you are not the ‘average looking runner’, you are a runner regardless, and you will conquer your goal. Jess shares her story with us. Be inspired, because all it takes is a step of faith to change one life.
The atmosphere was excitable, the crowd was awash with anticipation and the sun was shining. I repeat the sun was shining in Melbourne. All good signs today was going to be something epic.