5 in5 for Mind – Challenge Update – Running Injury Blues.

Unfortunately (as some of you will already be aware), I’ve had to postpone my #5in5formind marathon challenge, again!  This time it’s because of an injury to my achilles. It’s been about a month now, and originally, I thought it was just my calf muscle, but as time went by it became evident that the problemContinue reading “5 in5 for Mind – Challenge Update – Running Injury Blues.”

5 in 5 for Mind – Challenge Update.

A couple of weeks ago I received the news that the Milton Keynes marathon was being postponed from the beginning of May to the end of June.  Normally this news wouldn’t have been too much of a problem, but the MK marathon is the start of my 5 in 5 for Mind challenge, so IContinue reading “5 in 5 for Mind – Challenge Update.”

Exercise for Better Mental Health.

With my 5 in 5 marathon challenge, I’m encouraging all of you to get out and exercise as a way of improving your mental wellbeing.  We all know about the benefits of exercise to our physical health, but less is known, or understood about how exercise helps our mood, and how it can aid withContinue reading “Exercise for Better Mental Health.”

#5in5forMind Update – The Psychology of Endurance Running.

My decision to run 5 marathons in five consecutive days, has a touch of the bonkers about it, and I’m the first to admit it does; I sometimes stop and ask myself ‘what the hell am I thinking?’  I can comfortably run a half marathon, but the thought of doing twice that distance in oneContinue reading “#5in5forMind Update – The Psychology of Endurance Running.”

Success! Becoming a Mental Health First Aider….

A couple of weeks ago I completed a mental health first aid course with MHFA, and while it was a bit of a struggle for me emotionally, I did it, which is a big step considering how my counselling course ended. The fact that the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed everything on-line has helped me toContinue reading “Success! Becoming a Mental Health First Aider….”