This is the challenge that Lisa Tamati has set herself as she takes on a formidable challenge of running from Bluff to Cape Reinga in 33 days covering 2,200 kms. In the course of this unbelievable run Lisa is raising money for charity and proving to anyone that such a challenge can be achieved – my admiration goes out to her, especially as I find a half marathon of just 21 kms a fair enough challenge once a year!
This challenge is gaining awareness and momentum as she heads up the country – currently she is approaching Christchurch and more and more people are coming out to greet her and provide her with much needed motivation and moral support. Her daily blog provides a great insight into the mental challenge that such a run poses and how to muster the stamina and personal motivation to takes those millions of steps to the Cape.
I am also impressed by the support that the real estate industry has provided her so far – the team at First National in Ashburton rallied around and not only raised $750 but also gave her a great Ashburton welcome.
To keep up to date with Lisa’s progress you can follow her on her progress map on her website – and don’t forget to give generously by donating online to support her and the charities she is supporting – CanTeen & Cure Kids.