A ‘MUST READ’ BOOK! “JOG ON: How Running Saved My Life”, by BELLA MACKIE.

I’ve been reading a lot of books which resonate with me these days: Bella Mackie’s terrific, inspiring "JOG ON – How Running Saved My Life” is one of them. In fact, Bella’s book, her story, mirrors my story in many ways. I so ‘get’ Bella, I can see so much of myself in her struggles ...

MY OBSESSION WITH EATING: AM I IN CONTROL OR AM I BEING CONTROLLED?

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Four years ago, I started a major lifestyle change, dietary, exercise (running), no alcohol, big weight-loss, mental health focus.     Before I continue, I should point out that I suffer from clinical depression, I take SSRI antidepressants and I take betablockers to keep panic attacks at bay. I should also point out that I have OCD (psychiatrist ...

THE CRUCIALITY OF HAVING THE RIGHT MINDSET IN LIFE

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3 years ago:     I don't think I realised how overweight I was back then!   Now: (I'm the one wearing the glasses!)     My mindset, 3 years ago, was so wrong, so damaging, so destructive.   I was passive, void of self-discipline. I had let myself go!   I wasn't controlling any aspects of my life, I wasn't even fire-fighting, I was simply being ...

A NEW EXPERIENCE TODAY – A SENSE OF EUPHORIA WHILST I WAS RUNNING…

Half marathon training, my plan was to run 16k/10 miles today, I did it but pushed on, to the half marathon distance, 21.1k (which was my max to date - before this morning), carried on...at 22k, a new experience, euphoria, a 'high', whilst running...23k...24k, I decided to make it 26k...I was running on autopilot, adrenalin...I ...

I GET SO MUCH MORE THAN PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS FROM RUNNING

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Hardest but most invigorating, confidence-boosting run today: 9km to the Dan Accadia hotel (averaged 5.45mins per km), a spot of breakfast, a coffee at Bell Beach and then 9km back (midday heat, a lot of uphill running) in similar time.     Tiring? I guess so but the adrenalin and the endorphins were so in play that, at ...