A place to breathe.
I’ve decided to start this site for a few reasons but the main one is that it will give me a place to release some pressure. A place to explore my journey from depression to wherever it takes me. Also how running and fitness have helped me to turn things around and feel more positive.
I’m no expert on mental health or fitness and I am only talking from personal experience, but I will try to give tips on what worked well and also talk about some of the things that didn’t work too good.
I want to write in a relaxed and sometimes funny way. I don’t want to offend anyone, humour is just one of the ways I cope. Nothing like a self-deprecating joke to release some of that dopamine that’s hidden away in my brain.
I’ve never really published anything online before and I’m stumbling through this one baby step at a time so I will probably make some mistakes but isn’t life all about making mistakes and learning?
I’ve come a long way in the past couple of years since I was diagnosed with depression. I’ve made some massive steps forward, but I’ve also made some monumental messes which have knocked me back.
I don’t want to be ‘normal’. What is normal anyway. We are all different in our own unique way. This is a journey and there is no easy fix, but every small step takes me closer to my destination.
It isn’t just small steps either… The buzz I get from running is one of the big reasons I’m doing this. I want to share my experiences and learn from others in a similar place.
My plan, although it’s probably not going to go to plan, is to post a weekly blog about my fitness and running from that week and another weekly blog about mental health and what I’ve learned.
I will also post reviews on any books I’ve read, podcasts I’ve listened to, websites I’ve found interesting and which relate to my site.