Monday, 12 May 2014

Am I There Yet - GNR Training

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Today marked day one of my Great North Run training, if someone told me one month ago that I would have ran just over two miles today I would have laughed at you. I've only been walking without a walking stick for just over a week and stopped taking tons of painkillers at the end of last week.

For those of you who haven't been following my blog, I had an injury in February because of a connective tissue disorder which lead me to be dosed up on pain killers every day, using two crutches and having to take two months out of university.

So, today, I bit the bullet and tried my first run in what feels like a forever. I am so impressed with how my body held out. I ran 2.29 miles in just under half an hour, yeah, it's not going to break any records any time soon but it's amazing given that I couldn't walk properly the other week. I am anticipating the pain tomorrow but today I feel great about my achievement. Bring on the next run!

I'm raising money for B-eat who support people with eating disorders, their families and friends. They are an absolutely amazing charity and their work is vital, especially with mental health services facing even more cuts.

B-eat have support groups around the country, provide online and telephone support. B-eat campaign for those who can't do it for themselves. I urge you to visit their website to find out more about the charity: http://www.b-eat.co.uk/

If you would like to sponsor me, my just giving page is below.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HannahMorpeth

Thank you very much!

Hannah x

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