You have discovered the freedom that running brings. You have a pair of trainers. You have a running watch. You are that person who runs past their house 3 times just to see the time on your watch tick over to the nearest mile marker. You are a runner. You have discovered that two wheels … Continue reading To Tri or not to Tri?
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?
Mental health isn't talked about enough. Eating disorders are not talked about enough. People's misconceptions and misunderstandings around eating disorders are not talked about enough. This is why awareness is so important to those with mental health issues, families and friends of those with mental health issues and society in general. With that in mind … Continue reading The C word … Control
Living with mental health struggles can be a lonely place. Lonely, scary and dark. Time to Change have launched their Time to Talk Day on February 1st 2018 to encourage people to talk about mental health. Talking is the most important thing when it comes to mental health. In a way I feel like a … Continue reading Time to Talk
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’
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