CONGRATS! you got clickbaited!! Since you're already here, why not read on and find out why I'm running a marathon!! (It's not so I can eat more garlic bread, I promise) This story starts like every fairytale. Once upon a time, (A few months ago) I went for a walk. On that walk I had the bright idea that I should run a marathon, for fun. I had planned to keep this little goal a secret and just do it for myself, that way, no one would know if I didn't finish. However, I realised it's far better to do it for a good cause. So I plucked up the courage to share this with you (shout out to you for being here and reading this! Thank you!). The charity I’ve decided to run for is Black Dog Institute, a mental health organisation that does seriously good stuff! (check it out below here!) As someone with an unhealthy love for pepper steak pies, sleep, a fear of commitment and a severe dislike for any temperature below 25 degrees, I couldn’t think of anything better than running 42km. (Especially because I'd have to do double the work with half the leg length). Due to this insane idea, for the past few months, I have committed to (sometimes) waking up before the sun and venturing outside to brave the bitter Sydney winter (where not even my Sharkies beanie would keep me warm), to run distances that should not be traveled by foot in my trusty preschool size 2 (yes, 2) shoes. Mainly so I can eat unlimited pies without feeling guilty. (But also, for a good cause, remember - that's why you're considering donating!) So soon I’m running a marathon and will probably have to give up a limb, when I put it like that, donating a few dollars doesn't seem too bad does it... To show my gratitude for your donation, the highest donation will receive a signed (by me) official finisher T-shirt. You can wear it and say you ran the marathon yourself, frame it and hang it on the entry to your home, use it for motivation to run the marathon next year, re-gift, or use it to keep your beloved pet up with the latest Dogue trends! The options really are endless, and I wouldn't want you to miss out on this piece of history. So donate big!! High 5's all round for everyone else. EVERYONE IS A WINNER. (except for my legs).