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 »
Whooah, we’re halfway there – and some!
#Run1000Miles Challenge going superbly well! You may remember that Trail Running magazine Editor Claire said #Run1000Miles was about all participants having “their fittest year ever” 🙂 Well I’m one of literally thousands of people enjoying this very outcome thanks to the challenge and incredible community of people participating. The ethos was very much about this […] 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 »
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 »
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 »