Tuesday, 28 August 2012

That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run

Something pretty strange has happened to me over the last year or so. I've found fitness.
Apart from basketball at school, sport and exercise was an alien concept to me. I despised cross country (and found many a short cut) and hated hockey.
But late last year I decided to join the gym, sure it's expensive and you end up smelling other people's armpits but I wanted to change my body shape and get a lot fitter. And so far so good. I try to eat healthy - sadly my addiction to crisps is untreatable, just got to run more to burn off the calories.
I'm not entirely sure what came over me a fortnight ago but I signed up for a half marathon. The Brighton Half Marathon in February next year to be precise. I'll be running with the Blurt Foundation and raising money and awareness for mental health.
This is a subject very close to my heart due to family circumstances and I want to try and help anyway I can. Mental illness can affect 1 in 3 of us at any point in our lives, a pretty scary statistic I'm sure you'll agree. I believe that whilst we've come leaps and bounds in being more open and crushing the stigma surrounding mental health there is still a long way to go.
If you'd like to sponsor me, I'd really appreciate it and promise to run for every penny given. My sponsor page is here
So I've stepped up my training and got some inspiring music for my running playlist (finishing with Your The Best from Karate Kid) And if any of you awesome runners want to give me some advice please feel free.

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  1. Sponsored lovely! So proud of you for doing something like this :D You'll do fantastically! x

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    1. Thank you Ellie. :) Much appreciated. xx

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  2. Well done signing up for it. I did the same thing this year, for a mental health charity to. Raised 500 euro for them and ran 10k for the first time. It was such a great experience. I think its easier on the day. Being surrounded by other people doing it and cheering you on makes such a difference to your energy levels!

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    1. Definitely makes a difference doesn't it, people cheering makes you think I can't let them down!!
      Well done you on the 10k. xx

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