We are all going through some tough times right now, Corona-virus has put us in lock-down with just one trip out for exercise per day and many of us have races cancelled. Many of us, myself included had been training for spring marathons and had built our mileage up well. Continue Reading….
We are now in the early stages of offering these fantastic, premium brand ‘Running From The Black Dog’ T-Shirts. We chose lime green as it’s the colour of mental health awareness, not only that, it stands out keeping you safe while running! Crafted from a lightweight, smooth Neoteric™ fabric, with Continue Reading….
Marathon Race Review – 01/03/2020 I was supposed to run this race in 2019 but ended up getting called in for an operation on my shoulder just a few days before the race so had to defer to 2020. It was meant to be my first marathon back then and Continue Reading….
With mental health at the forefront of social media as we have lost yet another person far too young to suicide I thought I would write a few words, offer some stats and offer some advice. In the UK it is reported that around 1 in 4 of us at Continue Reading….
Thursday 6th of February is national Time To Talk Day. Talking is so important for mental health not just for people to talk openly in order to help them with their feelings but also start the conversation to breakdown the stigma of mental health. A few weeks ago I set Continue Reading….
Tonight was a tough tempo session on Zwift, I’m around halfway through a half marathon training program. For those that don’t know what Zwift is take a read of my blog called Escape To Watopia . On Tuesday Zwift noticed an increase in my pace and as that means Zwift Continue Reading….
I was contacted last week by a publisher asking if I would be willing to review a book for my blog. Reading the detail about the book I agreed. It certainly seemed an interesting read and has been given great reviews by Roger Black MBE and Steve Backley OBE. The Continue Reading….
Finally, after a couple of months the black clouds have finally lifted, I have made some gains on the black dog! Winter and in particularly Christmas is a hard time for me mentally , I think it’s a mixture of a number of the following things; Dark evenings and less Continue Reading….
Where’s Watopia I here you say? Watopia is a virtual world within a game / training tool called Zwift in which you can run. Once the place for cyclists to sweat it out on their turbo trainers it is now for us runners on treadmills too, they even have a Continue Reading….
The Samaritans – If you need to talk to somebody confidentially, they are available 24/7/365 https://www.samaritans.org/ The Mental Health Foundation – a great site for lost of helpful resource https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/ Mind – great charity with a wealth of information on their website to help you. www.mind.org.uk/ NHS – This link Continue Reading….