At 5.30 pm there will be a candle lighting vigil honouring the 110 people (on average) who lose their life each year to domestic violence incidents.
At the conclusion of the vigil, I join my team mates and at 6.30pm commence the 110 kilometre run to raise funds and awareness about Domestic and Family Violence.
I have no idea what lies ahead of me over the following 12 hours except that I will complete at least 30 kilometres on behalf of our team goal of 110 kilometres.
I have no idea how my body and mind will react to running multiple 10 k loops, some hours apart. I don’t know how my body will re-act to being asked to go for a run at 3 am tomorrow morning, a time when it is usually being rested.
Thankfully, I also have no idea what it must be like to live in a violent family situation. I do know that any discomfort I am about to experience will pale in to absolute insignificance to what faces the victims of domestic violence.
Spare a thought for the fear, and for the courage of those that extricate themselves and their children from such situations.
If it gets tough tonight, it will be knowing any discomfort I am experiencing is nothing compared to the victims we are supporting.