Run For You
AD/ Most of you know that I’m a running wanker but did you know that it’s NEVER really been about the physical benefits.
The 1000+ calories I burn after a 9 miler (currently training for the London Marathon) get put straight back in (and more!) usually with my post-workout porridge with peanut butter PLUS a melted creme egg!
What you see here is a real body; one that’s birthed two kids, is approaching 44 years and still can’t fit into post-lockdown jeans. I’m not toned, I have no six-pack, I am realistic about my wobbly bits and herein lies the reason why I love to run; it’s for the benefits that running does to the parts of me that you CANNOT see – my mind.
The #RunForYou campaign makes me so proud – because I am SO passionate about running; not only through lockdown but over the past six years as a way of dealing with really dark days and personal trauma.
It’s not easy talking about this stuff and believe me when I say that huge hurdles have been leaped to get to this point in my running journey and I can honestly say that, it’s taught me so much about my limits, my boundaries, my comfort zones; the areas of toxicity in my life that I need to address, humility, compassion and so much more than just what you may initially think of when you pass by a sweaty jogger in the park or on the pavement.
Running is not a fix all strategy and it does takes time to build up consistency, the motivation and the discipline but go at YOUR pace and run to YOUR beat and the benefits (that I often compare to therapy sessions) will begin to reveal themselves as you start to unpack stuff and get to know YOU and YOUR mind. Sounds so simple, right? They do say that a run can change your day and it’s true, you always feel better for getting out there but it also has the power to change your life, too.
RUN FOR YOU. FOR MIND, FOR BODY, FOR LIFE.
Who’s with me?
C’mon! Let’s. Run. Together!