Lyme Disease update: A Tale of Desperation, Depression and New Dawns
As a sufferer with chronic #LymeDisease since mid-2013, LDUK asked me to share my story. The more we can do to raise awareness during #LymeAwarenessMonth, the better. This is my personal contribution to #WakeUpToLyme. I hope it helps anyone, be they a fellow sufferer, or a family member or friend of someone going through this with them. […] Keep reading »
Why a 50 mile ultra?
We all have things that represent a huge challenge to us. Depending on my wellbeing, fitness and life, this has ranged from the most basic to what some would regard as the extreme. After discectomy surgery in 2001, it was learning to walk across the living room in the space of a week. After […] Keep reading »
Do goals = happiness?
“Does your happiness depend on achieving your goal?” That was the question posed during a meditation session on training motivation. Up to a year ago my feelings would have responded in the positive. I was forever measuring myself against past performance. Getting frustrated at my inability to reach previous levels – be it a 5k, […] Keep reading »
Planes, trails, ‘any auld shite’
This August I was incredibly fortunate to get 4 weeks of leave which was split between Galicia and Ireland – 2 stunning locations full of friendly folk! Oh and I managed a spot of running 🙂 Travel is fascinating in so many ways – for me it’s about sampling the local food, the people, experiencing […] Keep reading »
Brussels Sprouts Hope
Last week saw me travelling to Brussels, in my ongoing battle against Lyme Disease. I returned full of hope. The response to my Learning to live with Lyme Disease post was genuinely overwhelming. So many messages of support from people to continue the battle. Through extensive research by myself, friends and family, we’d identified a […] Keep reading »
When in Italia “eseguito a Venezia”
I was fortunate enough to travel to Venice recently on business (honest). So I did what I always do – packed my trainers 🙂 There is no better way of getting a real feel for a place than exploring on foot. The sights, sounds and smells give you a sense of the atmosphere and […] Keep reading »
Learning to live with Lyme Disease
Dealing with Lyme Disease – a very personal story Numerous runners, family, friends have asked me to share my story of dealing with Lyme Disease. I’ve initially been reticent for a number of reasons, not least it being so very personal, a mental and physical battle. Mostly that it might come across as ‘woe is […] Keep reading »