In this post, I'm going to share a concise version of my mental health story to illustrate how it is possible to achieve things which you can't even imagine when you're going through the excruciating lows of your mental health conditions.
Thanks for watching my video about my experience of running the Vitality London 10k for Mind. If you're interested, you can see the stats of my run as picked up by my Fitbit below: Thanks for all of your support! Rob x
It's now less than a week to go until my 10k run for Mind on the 29th! So here is the latest, and final, update on my training (Sorry it's later than I implied in my YouTube video!) Sunday 7th May I was thrilled to have finished this 10k in under 54 minutes. I feel … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 8 (Less Than a Week to go!)
I wanted to post the following video to have a chat with you all about my fundraising and to say thank you for all of the incredible support I have received! I have been thrilled by the amount of money I have raised so far which you can check out here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RobEarl More importantly though, … Continue reading Fundraising for Mind: A Thank You for Your Support!
So it's been a fortnight since my last update and, although I have only got two training runs to share with you, I have been smashing records all over the place! We're into the home straight now with less than a month to go until the Vitality London 10k on 29th May. So here is … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 7 (Goofy Fish and Broken Records)
Tuesday 11th April Just over a week after my last run - which was curtailed after 15 minutes by injury - I ventured out again to try and get myself back into my training. I realise that my training has been very stop-start so far and it is really frustrating but I guess that is life. Anyway, … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 6 (Recovery and Building Momentum)
It has been over 3 weeks since my last training update so what on earth have I been doing!? Well, to be honest, it hasn't ended up being the best couple of weeks for me. I've had to distance myself a bit from my blogging and training over the past few weeks in order to make time, around my current job, … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 5 (Job Interviews and Injury)
So this was the week that I managed to complete my first full 10k! Here's the breakdown... Saturday 11th March I missed training on Friday but managed to force myself out eventually on Saturday. I set off too quickly AGAIN (one day I'll sort out my pacing properly) but was really pleased with my final … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 4 (Celebratory Fireworks and Level Crossings)
I've finally resumed my training this week! Which I am clearly really happy about as you can see below... Monday 6th March 2017 Exactly 17 days after my last training session, I laced up my running shoes and got outside with a sense of trepidation about how well my run would go after my absence... ...thankfully it didn't … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 3 (Back to Running and ASBO Teenagers)
I'm still trying to fully recover from the illness which I had last week so this training update consists of exactly zero training! Poor me! Besides going to work, my regime in preparation for the 10k is currently lots of rest, lots of moaning to Stacey, my girlfriend, and the consumption of lots of the following: Not … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 2 (Grumpy Cats and Dominos Pizza)
Bizarrely, my physical health has got the better of me and has prevented me from training or blogging to raise awareness for mental health issues over the past week. I never ever get physical illnesses! Yet I do now it seems as I have been suffering with some kind of energy-sapping fever since last weekend. It’s … Continue reading 10k for Mind: Training Update 1 (High-Vis and Illness)
I’m pleased to let you know that on 29th May 2017 I will be taking part in the Vitality London 10K for the mental health charity Mind. My motivation for running stems from my own personal experiences of mental health issues which I briefly outlined in my first blog post and you can read more … Continue reading Running for Mind!