Running Tough Mudder with scoliosis

Running Tough Mudder with scoliosis

Iā€™m always looking for ways to challenge myself following my scoliosis surgery, and this weekend was no exception. Yesterday, I completed my first Tough Mudder ā€“ a 10 mile mud run with 20 obstacles that you have to see to believe! The obstacles are extreme and include electrocution, being plunged into ice-cold water, swimming/wading through freezing cold lakes, crawling through the mud under barbed wire, climbing (or being pulled!) over huge 12 foot walls ā€“ the list goes on! With...Read More
Running and Mental Health

Running and Mental Health

Running and Mental Health It's Mental Health Awareness week 14th - 20th May 2018, so to raise awareness I thought I'd write a post on the effect running has had on my own mental health. It's well documented that running can be good for mental health, and everyone has reasons why they run. For some it's to lose weight, keep fit or socialise. For others, it's escapism from a stressful job or the strains of everyday life. Personally, I run for...Read More
Pretty Muddy!

Pretty Muddy!

I love a good challenge and continue to push myself following my scoliosis surgery. So, earlier this year, despite injuring my shoulder running last August, I decided to sign up to Pretty Muddy - a 5K muddy obstacle course - to raise money for Cancer Research UK. I was a bit nervous and worried that I wouldn't be flexible enough to do all of the obstacles, especially as I knew that some involved crawling under nets through the mud. However,...Read More