I believe we all need cheerleaders in our lives! People who see our potential, who encourage us and challenge us and don't let us settle, but instead push us past our comfort zones!
I started to run later in life, running my first marathon in 2013 and was introduced to trail running in 2015. I discovered I loved the emotional/mental beneftis that trail running gave me. I have met friends who are now like family that challenge me to live outside my comfort zone!! I continue to learn more about myself, and what I am capable of doing!
In an effort to encourage others to DREAM BIG and chase their DREAMS, I will be running the Grand 2 Grand Ultra (6 stages, 7 days • Self-supported foot race • 170 Miles (273 km)! It is the only stage race to start from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the awe-inspiring north rim of the Grand Canyon, and finish on the summit of the Grand Staircase, one of the world's most iconic geological formations.
The course takes you through a high desert landscape of sand dunes, red rock slot canyons, buttes, mesas and hoodoos. You will experience the remotest part of continental America as did the earliest settlers, Navajo and Paiute Indian tribes.
I continue to set goals for myself to demonstrate that with a commitment, a goal and hard work we are all capable of doing extraordinary things. Sometimes a goal is a new distance or to develop a new skill, other times I focus on mastering a specific skill or area in my life.
I am using my own goals for 2018 and sharing my journey to help raise funds and awareness for Impossible2Possible(I2P). The mission of impossible2Possible is to encourage youth to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure as a medium to educate, inspire and empower young people all over the world. They use Experiential Learning Programs and expeditions deliver the world to the classroom and the classroom to the world!
All expedition expenses are covered for Youth Ambassadors and all i2P Experiential Learning Programs are delivered free of charge to schools and students around the world.
Would you consider donating to help impact and change the lives of youth around the world.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. *plesae note donations are in USD.
Please visit my website if you'd like to follow my adventures http://leannerichardson.ca/
Many thanks for your support -- and please forward this to anyone who you think might want to partner with me to help make a differece too!