My Activity Tracking
My target 310 kms
I’m clocking K’s for R U OK?
This July, I’m making a commitment to walk 10km every day and clock my K’s for R U OK?
I’m taking on the K’s for R U OK? challenge as I want to help remove the stigma around suicide by helping raise awareness, to stay connected, encourage everyone to talk, and create an environment where we're connected and protected from suicide.
Your support helps R U OK? to provide essential free resources to schools, workplaces, families, and communities across Australia, and empower them to start a conversation that could change the life of someone who's struggling.
Please support my efforts by donating, and together let's get everyone asking R U OK? starting conversations and changing lives!
Day 31 = 10.2KsSunday 1st Aug
12,223 R U OK? steps.
What a month, 435Ks and $1900 later!! Who’d have thought this big girl could walk that far in 31 days. Enormous thanks to everyone who got behind me and donated to this very worthy cause. Thank you legend’s 💛🌻😃
I signed up for Clocking Ks for R U OK? because I wanted to help remove the stigma that surrounds suicide and help raise awareness in how to approach the discussion and ask the question R U OK? After 3 local suicides in 4 weeks and seeing so many friends suffer the after effects, I decided pounding the pavement and raising awareness was the least I could do. Throughout the month I learnt so much about mental health. The openness of the R U OK? community is truly heart warming. I learnt so much about myself that I wasn’t aware of, all thanks to this community and everything it stands for. If you ever, and I mean ever, need someone to talk to please don’t hesitate to reach out. Come walk and talk with me, or just talk. I am here!Share
Day 30 = 14.3KsFriday 30th Jul
17,044 R U OK? steps.
Day 30 was cranking along terrifically. I made it to work. Physio went well. I picked up my niece and nephew from school as a surprise, thoroughly enjoying excited squeals when they realised I was there and the gorgeous cuddles. Had a little me time and then off to hockey I went to umpired and then play. Just before half time in my game I’ve done my calf, how bad - who knows? I can still walk but every step hurts, but you know it’s not too great if I’m having a cup of hot tumeric chocolate at 11pm on a Friday night 😏 I’m sitting here typing while having a cry letting the pain out and the mental anguish of yet another bloody injury. Just when things seem to be on track, boom I get brought back down again. Tomorrow is a new day…I will deal with it then.
Tonight I need to give a big shout out to Kerry for her donation, I’ve made it to the top 10 🥳 Fingers crossed I can stay there until the books close 🤞🏻 I’ll graciously accept a few more donations, you can never give enough to a great cause like this can you 🤩
Thank you enormously to everyone who has donated already, you are all amazing. Thank you, I truly appreciate you all 💛🌻😃
Day 29 = 11.3KsThursday 29th Jul
Day 28 = 10KsWednesday 28th Jul
12,616 R U OK? steps.
Today reminded me that we don’t know what’s happening behind closed doors. If I hadn’t posted about being sick yesterday no one would know, not even my family. I also noticed no one asked if I needed anything, and that’d be because everyone knows how stubbornly independent I am and wouldn’t accept help anyway. They are used to me just doing it on my own. It’s extremely rare that I ask for help, which is something that Ks for R U OK? has made me realise I need to work on. I live alone, how long would it take for someone to know something was seriously wrong with me if I want a social media addict or at hockey 5 days a week? This just emphasises the need to check on your mates and ask R U OK?
As for today’s Ks, I slept/laid in bed until midday, and I never left the house all day. Let’s just roll with there’s nothing quite like a mini spring clean, a few 15min cross-trainers while doing the washing and finished the day off casually walking on the treadmill while watching the Olympics to get the steps up.Share
Day 27 = 10.7KsTuesday 27th Jul
Day 26 = 17.1KsMonday 26th Jul
Day 25 = 13.6KsSunday 25th Jul
16,578 R U OK? steps.
What a weekend! So many meaningful conversations. So much to hear and listen to. So many people to ask R U OK? and give a hug to (some only virtual but still…). And to top it off I spent today with my sister and a friend wandering shopping centres, talking and just chilling. 44Ks covered since I left home Friday morning doing what I love, living life to the fullest and just being present. Hope you’ve all had a crackin weekend and are all ok.Share
Day 25 = 13.6KsSunday 25th Jul
Day 24 - 20.2KsSunday 25th Jul
Day 23 = 11.1KsSunday 25th Jul
Day 22 = 11.8Saturday 24th Jul
Day 21 = 10.8KsSaturday 24th Jul
Day 20 = 11.4KsTuesday 20th Jul
13,035 R U OK? steps to raise suicide awareness.
Late check in tonight. Two days now I haven’t done my morning walk, it’s been too freakin cold to even get out of bed. Never mind get dressed and venture outside or downstairs to my gym. When my weather app says it “feels like” minus some thing, I’m not leaving my doona!! Not getting those first few Ks in of a morning makes the afternoon big. Especially on days like today when the knees won and very little walking was done during the day...less than 3Ks. When physio cancelled on me this afternoon I felt my shoulders slump and the little energy I had slid away, talk about mood change. Not to be completely defeated I went home and set myself up for some home therapy on the knees. While sitting there I scrolled through the Clocking Ks for R U OK? page. Just reading everyone’s posts gave me the motivation to stop feeling sorry for myself, and to to get up and clock some Ks on the cross-trainer before a hockey meeting. When I got home I still had several Ks to go. It was a struggle, I’m sore and tired. But thanks to the encouragement I’ve been receiving from everyone and the inspiration from the Ks for R U OK? group (including two dear friends who are also doing the challenge), I made it over the line again. Thanks everyone. Hope you are all doing ok and remembered to check in on a mate today.Share
Day 19 = 13.1KsMonday 19th Jul
Day 18 = 10.8KsSunday 18th Jul
Day 17 = 15.7KsSunday 18th Jul
19,256 R U OK steps for suicide awareness.
So far I have walked 241Ks in 17 days, I’m not stopping when I reach 310Ks (as per the target chart). I committed to walk 10Ks per day and raise vital funding for suicide awareness, prevention, education, resources and support. So 10Ks per day for 31 days it is!! Any bets on how many Ks I will have walked come July 31st?
I was having too much fun to post last night, so today will be a double hit. Yesterday was a normal Saturday spent mostly at hockey and then dancing the night away with great mates. Sport and music are my thing to clear my head. Time with great mates is also very precious. We all manage life in our own way, find your thing and hug it. Happy Sunday peeps. I’ll check in tonight with today’s R U OK Ks.Share
Day 16 = 16.6KsFriday 16th Jul
18,435 R U OK steps for suicide awareness.
Not sure how I managed that many Ks today?? Between work, physio and a pedicure, I barely moved until late this afternoon. Knowing my Ks were low I jumped on the cross-trainer before heading to hockey to play and then umpire (in the pouring rain). It’s surprising how quickly your steps can add up, but also how easily you can accomplish nothing in a day. Just like how easily our state of mind can rise and fall. When we find we are falling, we need to acknowledge it and reach out. If you notice someone is falling, you need to reach out to that person and ask R U OK? Together let's get everyone asking R U OK? Initiate conversations, remove the stigma surrounding suicide and start changing lives! Mental health matters. You matter!
Day 15 = 15.2KsThursday 15th Jul
Day 14 = 11.1KsWednesday 14th Jul
13,426 R U OK steps for suicide awareness.
Today was a better day, I managed to get back on the horse…sort of. Chronic pain truly can be a dead set mind fk! Working from home for the rest of the week so I can clear my head, treat my knee pain on demand and snooze in my breaks if needed. Put one foot in front of the other on the pavement after work with my mate Sam, was great to talk and walk; thanks chic. Needed a little cross-trainer session tonight to get me over the line seeing as I missed out on my morning tea and lunch walks, but I got there in the end. Thanks for all the love, support and check in’s today. Much appreciated 🥰💛Share
Day 13 - 10.8KsTuesday 13th Jul Today started out with me having a ME day. Focusing on my mental health and not the Ks I needed to accomplish. I basically moped the entire day away, went to my sports therapist and pretty much cried at every treatment, and then went to dinner where you wouldn’t know anything was up. Public appearances… At 7.30pm when I got home I had completed about 4Ks for the entire day. I was doing some housework quickly when I started thinking of why and who I’m doing this for. Next thing I know I put my big girl pants on, went downstairs to my gym and smashed out the Ks on the cross-trainer and treadmill. It’s Day 13…people suffer much worse for years. I can and will complete 10Ks per day for 31 days!! Share
Day 12 = 14.8KsMonday 12th Jul
No write up today, simply not feeling it…
Another 17,858 R U OK? steps towards suicide awareness.Share
Day 11 = 11.5KsSunday 11th Jul
Day # 10 = 11.4KsSunday 11th Jul
A double lap of Ululah, some housework and a bit of fire pit dancing to clock up the Ks today. Incidentally I had a few mental health hugs along the way, unaware until after the fact when they said something.
A simple reminder to me to always be kind. You never know what someone is going through or when they need a hug.
Another 14,368 R U OK? steps towards suicide awareness.Share
Day # 9 = 20.6KsSaturday 10th Jul
Day # 8 = 14.4 KsThursday 8th Jul
Day # 7 = 11.7KsThursday 8th Jul
Day # 6 = 11.4ksTuesday 6th Jul
Today I’m hurting. I have been struggling with a hamstring tendon issue the past few weeks and today my opposite calf has started playing up; that’s on top of my chronic knee pain. My sports therapist advised no exercise, it needs to rest. So being the stubborn committed person I am I found a way to get my steps over the 10K line. Insert your imagination, a cross-trainer and a one legged person. I kind of felt like I was skiing, it definitely gave my arms a good work out. Where there’s a will there’s a way. I committed to this challenge and I will complete it, I will reach my 10K each day and continue to spread awareness as I go.
Another 13,635 steps to of suicide awareness has been spread today… R U OK?Share
Day # 5 = 13.1KsMonday 5th Jul
Today I managed a solo walk and a second lap with my sister and a friend. Hockey training was cancelled but I still managed to reach my 10K target. But I’ve had something playing on my mind most of the day. I decided to participate in Clocking Ks for R U OK? as a direct result of having too many friends effected by the suicide of their relatives and close mates. The after affects I see my friends going through, the unanswered questions they have, the heartache they brave everyday, their posts on social media and the comments/conversations they’ve shared; one thing for sure is that every one copes differently!
I saw a post today that caught me off guard, it made me question my learnings and actions. While I talk about exercise and music being my “thing” that helps me pick myself up, for me to encourage others to get out in the sun and exercise is not wrong. I’m not saying exercise or music will cure suicide, depression or mental health. I’m not saying everyone has to do it. I’m saying it may help and if it helps just one person, then perhaps that one person can help another one person and the flow continues…. I can only share my experiences and this is what works for me. So I will continue to encourage exercise and music as possible tools. There’s no right or wrong, it’s finding what works for you. At the end of the day, I’m here to help raise awareness so whether you agree or disagree, we are still talking about suicide and bringing it out of the shadows one way or another.
Find your thing, you are always enough 💛
Another 16,187 steps to help spread suicide awareness, please ask… R U OK?Share
Day # 4 = 16.2KsSunday 4th Jul
Got up determined to get shit done today. When I saw how beautiful it was outside I decided I wasn’t going to waste the day inside. I got some loads of washing out while I did the house work (with the music blaring) and then went for a walk to soak up as much sun and fresh air as I could. I intended on doing my regular 3km lap but decided to just keep wandering the streets. I ended up down town and took photos for some tourists, then decided I’d play tourist too lol. I visited Mary Poppins, and strolled through Queens Park and watched the steam train. After 10km and 2 hours of sunshine my mind is clear, I’m reenergised and I’m ready to take on whatever this week throws at me. Once again exercise and music have done their thing. And to top off a great day I enjoyed a Sunday dinner with the family. Another 20,000 steps to help spread suicide awareness and ask… R U OK?Share
Day # 3 = 11.3KsSunday 4th Jul
Day # 2 = 20.1KsFriday 2nd Jul
Day # 1 = 15.6kmsThursday 1st Jul
Two days to go…Tuesday 29th Jun
7 days out…Thursday 24th Jun I’ve decided to increase my fundraising target from $500 to $1000. That’s just a mere $3.25 per kilometre each day, or 6 people’s take away coffee each day, or a KFC bucket each day. Thank you to everyone who has already donated, I truly appreciate your support in bringing suicide and depression out of the shadows. Much love to all. Share
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