Bags packed and ready to go!

Passport – Check, Tickets – Check! Bags packed and ready to go!

After 3 years I can finally say I will be able to start my adventure that will make unforgettable memories.  The last few months leading up to my departure, which will be Thursday 12th May, has flown by.  I’ve had injuries to manage and overcome.  Increased training schedule and not to mention recently the very important task of supporting my two little girls for mummy’s time away.

Most recently I’ve been receiving wonderful emails, texts and phone calls from the amazing people in my life making me feel overwhelmed with gratitude.  They truly write that I’ve inspired them but the truth is that they are the one’s who inspire me!

Recently my colleagues at the International Travel College have put on a morning tea in the celebration of the journey I’m about to partake in.  I feel so blessed to work with such awesome people.  Everyone dressed up in their winter gear and ice-cream treats, marshmellow puffs and yummy savories were a perfect send off.

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My lovely colleagues. (Left) Lesley and (Right) Claire Huxley

I’ve been very spoilt by the incredibly thoughtful gifts presented to me by my Manager Claire Huxley.   Alot of time and effort has been put towards these, some creating extra comfort for my long journey ahead and others to provide me with a long term memory of my adventure.  Thank you my friend.

I’ve spent the last 3 years focussing my efforts on the wonderful work that the Himalayan Trust have set out to achieve and with my Givealittle page I have had the opportunity to run a dinner fundraiser raising over $2800.  If you would like to make a contribution in the support of the incredible work they are doing please click on the following link:  http://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/everestmarathonrebuild.  This page will close the day after I run the Everest Marathon.

Many people have asked how they can donate to add to the money I will be hand delivering to the Widows that live near Pangboche.  You can do this now by transferring straight to the account I’ve set up.  Any money must be in this account no later than Thursday 12th May.

Account Details:(BNZ Bank) Pangboche Widows – 02-0191-0314597-000

The best ways to follow the journey of the Everest Marathon is to “like” their Facebook page.  Click the following link:  https://www.facebook.com/everestmarathon/?fref=ts

To follow my journey simply follow this blog and I will do my best to update.  When available, photo’s will be shared on my Facebook page Motivation Endurance Learning.  Simply “like” the page for notifications of updates.

Thank you to everyone who have contributed to this journey in the last 3 years especially my wonderful partner Ceri and the kids.  Without their constant support, achieving this would have been so very difficult.  I look forward to telling the story and sharing each moment with you all.

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Aria’s (7 years) latest note to mummy: “To Mum, you are the best mum ever. Congratulations mum. I hope you have a good time at Mt Everest”.

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