An ultra marathon. Why would anyone want to do that? Some people aspire to completing a marathon one day, just so they can tick 26.2 miles from their bucket list. "I'm training for a marathon" is usually met with "wow that's amazing, what time are you hoping to do it in? I could never do … Continue reading But why would you want to do that?
Black and white. Hands up who is a fan of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'? Then why are so many of us caught up in the black-or-white, all-or-nothing mindset? In order to get from black to white there are many shades of grey in between. So why do I / we struggle to see this middle … Continue reading Black | White | All | Nothing
Christmas is without a doubt the hardest time of the year. I love Christmas and always have from a little girl because it's a time when family come together. I love the music, the dark nights. I love cuddling up on the sofa watching Christmas films with the tree shining it's twinkly lights. But despite … Continue reading The Hardest Time Of The Year
Some days you don't get it right. Some days everything seems to be going wrong and you find yourself making the wrong decisions. Or at least the wrong decisions for you. Maybe you are having a bad day at work where everything is going wrong, you've eaten your body weight in chocolate because that's all … Continue reading Do ‘the next right thing’
Time-to-change have been running a campaign called #inyourcorner. This got me thinking about mental health and how important it is to know that you have someone 'in your corner' someone looking out for you and stood beside you no matter what. I have been really lucky throughout my mental health struggles and recovery because I … Continue reading In Your Corner #inyourcorner
Can you believe that it is October already? Aside from the nights getting darker, the 12 week Christmas countdown beginning (sorry!) and the pumpkins and trick or treat goodies filling the shelves, October also marks a truly important day. World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day falls on Tuesday 10th October 2017. Mental health … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
Having recently been appointed as a Mental Health Ambassador for England Athletics I wanted to take a moment to explain firstly why I am excited to take on this role and why I hope that sharing my experiences may help other people to see that there is no shame in Mental Health. I am no … Continue reading Mental Health Ambassador – #runandtalk