Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A 'Mile' Stone

This weekend really does represent a mile stone - in more ways than one!!

This time last year, I was in one of my very lowest points with depression, my parents came to pick me up from University (yeah, a whole 5.5 hour car journey one way!!!) to take me home after an incident that left me feeling very vulnerable and very low, I won't go into the details but let's just say in hindsight I'm so so grateful for the friends and family and support I have that meant I did go home, when I did.

So...what's different this year? A whole lot!!
   --  Instead of feeling sorry for myself this past weekend and spending the time by myself contemplating life, I went on the longest run of my marathon training yet, a crazy 10 miles!!! Leaving me feeling refreshed (but exhausted!) , a sense of achievement and just generally buzzing!

  -- I have the most wonderful and supportive housemates everrrr!! Although living with a couple can have its disadvantages, I love them to bits and am SUPER excited to have been asked to be a bridesmaid at their wedding!!!!

  -- What's not different? I still have the same supportive friends that I had last year, looking out for me and reminding me that actually, I've made it!!! I've made it into my third and final year of university, basically my last term (except summer exams), which is something I never thought I'd do!! (another milestone??!)

The next milestone I'm aiming for is the Half Marathon in Old Deer Park, Richmond, on the 22nd February 2015, all in the plan for gearing up for the big London Marathon in April!!

So if you haven't already, please do support me by following the link below to my fundraising page!!
Thanks :)


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Resolution or Ambition...?


I'm rubbish at making, even keeping, new years resolutions, they're a bit silly really. But this year is different, this year I have more ambitions than resolutions, one ambition I'm determined to achieve? - The Virgin London Marathon 2015!!!!

My running vest has arrived and I've invested in some new running shoes, the training has started and so has the fundraising!!
I'll be running the Marathon for 'Rethink Mental Illness', if you've read my earlier blog posts then you'll get an idea as to why and how this is a personal cause for me to support. My target is £2000 so any contributions would be really gratefully recieved! If you'd like to donate through my justgiving page, I've added the link to the bottom of this post.

In terms of the training, not only do I need to get my legs into gear and my fitness up to shape in order to tackle 26.2 miles but I also need to train my mind, my motivation that even when training gets tough I must push through!! There's still such a long way to go
Look out for me on Sunday 26th April
running in this vest in London!!
- I mean I like running but I think that may just change a little when my runs go over 10miles!!!
I'll be keeping my blog up to date with how the training is going up until 26th April 2015 so if you're interested then please do follow along :) (and any motivation and encouragement would be fab too!! :P )

- ttfn! And don't forget to DONATE to RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS following the link below!!