I have always enjoyed running. I would participate in some races that my parents took part in and would always get good times or even win first or second place in my age category, without any training. When came the time to decide on what to do for my secondary five personal project, I chose that I would run a half marathon under two hours. But, the idea never felt challenging enough. I knew there was something else I could do. My mother is a nurse at l'Hôpital St-Justine in the intensive care department. She tells us many stories about the patients she takes care of but one of them hit me more than any other. It was a boy named Olivier who is the same age as I am. At the age of 13, he dove into a lake, head first, and instantly became quadriplegic. After a lot of time spent at the hospital, he was finally able to go home. The charity that helped him go back home due to the arrangements that had been made for his wheelchair were Les gouverneurs de l'espoir. I will be running this half-marathon for people like Olivier who don't have the chance that I do. My goal is to raise 500$ for this charity in the hope of changing someone else's life like they changed Olivier's life. So far, due to the end of year exams, I haven’t had the time to keep my blog up to date with my training. From now on, I will do the best I can to write as often as I possibly can on how my project is going. I’m already in the third week of my training with 47km done and overall, everything is great and I don’t regret having chosen this project one bit!