Category: Running

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…

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…

Twenty five for 25

Today is my 25th birthday. In my experience, a twenty fifth birthday celebration typically involves a gathering of friends and perhaps a bottle or two of something alcoholic. As the marathon is now less than two months away and my birthday has fallen on a Sunday, I decided that my…

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…

Rest – the key to success

I’ve briefly mentioned in previous posts how important it is for brain injury survivors to find balance between going out and getting on with their lives and getting plenty of rest. Until this week, I’d not realised quite how true that really is. Last week was a really rough week…

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…

New year, same me

The new year has arrived and as usual, it’s been heralded by hoards of people taking to social media to declare that they’re taking part in Dry January and #NewYearNewMe has been trending across all platforms for days. Whilst it’s admirable to have aspirations for making yourself a better person,…