This is my first half-marathon and I have a whole bunch of mixed emotions. I am nervous of course, but also super excited. I have decided to use this run to fundraise for The Canadian Mental Health Association of Windsor-Essex County because I want to feel that I am doing this for more than just myself. Over this past year especially, I have become more educated about some of the things that I myself have been struggling with. CMHA offers a range of services to help people living in our own city. This has a huge impact on me because of my own search for a clear mind, as well as many people that I love. These are the reasons that I wake up every day and try my hardest to stay dedicated to my training. I also have found that exercise and running is one of the best things for me to feel like myself. If you feel strongly like I do about being thankful for the local services we have for people who are struggling with their own mental health, please feel free to donate to them through my page. I send you all of my thanks, and I promise I will try my very best to make you proud.