1000 miles

I appear to have overlooked my 1000-mile mark of running since returning to the game towards the end of September. When I think about it, that’s a lot of running! It’s also nothing short of a miracle when I know that right up until the day before beginning to run again, I couldn’t contemplate leaving the house without the heavy weight of paranoia around my neck. Here’s to the next 1000km, miles, hours and thoughts… Begin your 1000km with #YouVsTheYear, and join me in making positive changes to our mental and physical health.

Pledge for Parity

Once a year (I’m pretty sure it is only once) there comes a time when it is acceptable, and even encouraged, to stop and think about how women have made a difference to society since (for some, long perhaps before) their emancipation. “International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” — http://www.internationalwomensday.com Make a Pledge For Parity is a campaign to help stabilise the world gender view. Gender inequality isn’t always ‘in yer face’ or belligerent. It’s…

Brain Training Part 1

Brain Training for going into the Unknown Recently I was asked to come up with some words about how I am training my brain for my challenge to run 1680 miles across the UK and back again, when the furthest I’ve ever completed is (just) 32 miles in one day. My first thought was: am I training my brain? I guess so, but I think I’ve been in this mind-game for so long now that the individual processes themselves have become a single, integral part of my daily life. However, I will attempt to prise apart the structure of it to clarify what…