100 marathons

I Want. I Can. I Will.

I Want. I Can. I Will.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to see my new massage therapist. He’s a man called Garry Miridis and, amongst other things, he used to look after Cathy Freeman. Yes – the Cathy Freeman.

It took me a long time to get up the courage to see him. He is, after all, a complete guru in the athletic world, with a reputation for putting athletes back together. I’m learning that the world of professional or elite sport involves lots of walking a fine tightrope between health and injury.

Running Dry: Why I am Running 100 Marathons in 100 Days

This November, I am lacing up my shoes for a third time. Each of my two previous challenges were 40 days. This time, my goal is to run 100 marathons in 100 days around the world. This run is all about getting a global community together to make changes as we try to stop the world’s water supply from running dry. I am measuring the success of this expedition not in kilometres run, but in changes we make because #EveryDropCounts.

“Mina, what is your Everest?” My Mama once asked me.

“Mina, what is your Everest?” My Mama once asked me.

As I’ve pounded through the long miles of pavement, river banks, deserts and trails, I’ve
contemplated this question. I’ve thought about my passion, about what drives me. What
gets me up at 4am, and makes me run through monsoonal rains and extreme heat. What
makes the sacrifice acceptable, and has me committed to doing something I’m neither
naturally talented at, nor particularly enjoy. I’ve thought about my Everest. This is it...