Category: Recovery

Heroes aren’t just heroes during a pandemic

Since lockdown began at the end of March, Thursday evenings have been heralded by people standing on their doorsteps and taking part in the weekly Clap for Carers. Undoubtedly, all of our doctors and nurses deserve our praise for their work during this pandemic. I can’t help but be a…

The Freedom of Isolation

Back in March, I had a phone call from my GP telling me that I was on the list of people who were considered to be highly vulnerable due to covid-19. For the nine weeks since that phone call, I’ve gone in to isolation and not left the house. I’ve…

Safety & Sanity

It goes without saying that we’re going through some strange times at the moment. Personally, I’ve not left the house in more than three weeks and I now find myself writing about long weekends of lockdown rather than long weekends of running. I’m not going to lie to you, being…

Be a superhero

I’m a day late with the blogging this week because it’s taken me a little while to process the weekends news. I wanted to take the time to write a meaningful post, rather than an angry rant. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock since yesterday evening, or…

Delays and Deficiencies

Until earlier this week, I’d hoped that I’d never have to write this blog post, but unfortunately the time has come. I’m sure you’ve all seen in the news over the last few days that the London Marathon has been postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst it’s not…

The show must go on

There’s been lots of speculation recently about whether the London Marathon will even take place this year because of the spread of COVID-19. Whilst for many people in the midst of training this is disheartening (according to social media, that is), it’s just another stumbling block for me. My point…

The pieces of my former self

If you knew me before my brain injury then you’ll know that I used to spend a lot of time sitting at my piano making music. I wasn’t the greatest pianist, but there are several pieces that I loved to sit down and just play. Post injury, I’ve really struggled…

Time to Talk

I’ve made no secret of the mental health issues that the early stages of my illness caused. Back in Autumn of 2018, which feels like a lifetime ago now, I was struggling to function. I was scared to leave the house and I spent most of my time curled up…

Fatigue & Failure

This week has been a rough week for my brain and I. Fatigue has hit me like a ton of bricks and I’ve spent most of my evenings and pretty much all of my weekend napping the time by to try and give my brain the rest it needs. When…