My "Mental" Challenge

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As i currently battle the mental after effects of concussion, what else is more "mental" than running an Ultramarathon?

Queenstown, Otago

In May 2022 i experienced a concussion that was to change my life as i knew it. The after effects have resulted in me experiencing difficulty with my general mental health, which i still currently live with. As a man i understand how hard it is to open up and find help. i have received amazing help from experts, family and friends that have got me onto a strong road to full recovery. Despite not being there yet, i find myself in a fortunate position where i can do something to spread awareness and inform people, of how tough life after a concussion can be for everybody involved.

I have never run a marathon but i know such endurance activities are more about mental strength than physical. What's more mental than running a marathon? Running two.

Running has played a huge part in my recovery and has definitely helped how my mind has improved. I want to see whether my mind can do the same for my running. I will be attempting to run an Ultramarathon of 80km with no prior marathon training experience, and during my training i want to raise awareness of men's mental health via a 4 part podcast on Youtube.

I would love it if you can give what you can to help support people suffering with a brain injury and raise awareness for mental health by listening and sharing my youtube videos.

With knowledge of a condition, one can grow empathy. More empathy brings more love and understanding, which can hopefully make everybody a lot happier.

Thanks so much in advance guys. Breathe and Believe

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Jesse
Jesse on 19 Oct 2023
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Elizabeth on 13 Oct 2023
Great work Chris well done
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Caleb
Caleb on 09 Sep 2023
Absolute legend mate
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Kenny
Kenny on 30 Aug 2023
Love your work, Dinga
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Mac
Mac on 28 Aug 2023
Good luck Dinga!
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This campaign started on 23 Jul 2023 and ends on 5 Jul 2024.