Goals, Recovery

Moving Forward – my second 5km

Somehow it happened. I committed and completed my second ever 5km Parkrun on Saturday. It was only a week on from my first run and it couldn’t have been more different. This time around the sun was beaming.  I went alone due to my friend having other commitments but quickly got speaking to people around me as we moved towards the starting line. I ran alongside a man whom I’m grateful had a similar pace to my own and kept me company. This time I had set a goal for myself – to not stop running until I got to the finish line however slow my pace. I achieved it! Continue reading “Moving Forward – my second 5km”

Goals, Recovery

Moving Forward – My first 5km

Over the past 3 months I have been facilitating a wellbeing support group for a local mental health charity. A small bunch of wonderful people show up every 2 weeks and support one another in improving their wellbeing. It is a highlight of my week, observing the power of peer support and celebrating  peoples’ passion and commitment to their own recovery journeys.

In our last group session we discussed the benefits of exercise on our mental health, of which the research is extensive. Continue reading “Moving Forward – My first 5km”