Thanks for getting this far! I have few things I'd like to share about my mental health story and how I come to sign up for a 21km run with little training. In true ridiculous Grant Bridge fashion, I have left things a 'little' late, it's what I like to think of as 'being spontaneous'. The truth is, I, like many others, am not always 'okay'. For me, dealing with anxiety and depression leads to a mental pathway of procrastination... feeling stuck with a glum outlook. This leads to a lot of last-minute decisions - being spontaneous! I have been in this position before and I know there is a way out. For me, exercise is an important part of that recovery, particularly running. It gets me outdoors exploring, breathing fresh air and helps free my mind from obstacles and perceived blockages. I have recently started to re-take the steps that are required to gain control of my mental state. This means for the past few weeks walking a few kilometres a day, and the occasional 5km run. In MAY I had a great idea. I'll run the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018 Half- Marathon. In August, I thought about it some more and started walking. This week, on Tuesday, I decided I 'might' do it. On Wednesday night I signed up. Sunday I will run 21.0975Km. Monday I will be sore, but satisfied. For the first time in my life, I will be running for a cause: The Black Dog Institute. Their work is really important, and I want to do what I can to help. But there is only so much I can do on my own. You can help too, by donating to my page. Any amount you can give makes a difference! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help Black Dog Institute create the world we want to see.