Running with Bipolar: go your own way

In the beginning all routes have the potential to stir up the wonderful running relationship between yourself and your body: that is the magic of running.

Running with Bipolar: the first step is the boldest

Part 1: So you want to run with your bipolar disorder? Some tips for taking that first bold step.

In this Skin

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Just breathe

Some words need life breathing into them, others just drip off the tongue like honey. It’s a peculiar time right now. Nothing appears to follow any order, routine, sequence or plan. Each day, in fact each hour, is a different story to tell, a different emotion heralding a seemingly different outcome. It’s confusing. Keeping a focus on running now is harder than it was five months ago. Back then I was running to free myself from the shackles of a shame, a stigma—self-created no doubt—and a sense of loss. Loss of who I thought I was and what I would…

Pushing through

8 weeks today sounds like a great deal of time to accomplish many things; it also feels like no time at all. The past 3 weeks feel wasted having had to deal with ‘stuff’: tummy upset, nausea, headaches, stress, mania, hypomania, irritability, fatigue, roller coaster emotions, insomnia, runner’s knee, children’s infirmary visits, broken phone, kaput GPS. Clearly a whole host of distractions when I needed to be in the zone, upping my game, achieving new mileage, putting my stake in the ground. I’m annoyed with myself because I haven’t managed to get my emotions, head & training back on track…