Challenge 7, 8 & 9: Great North Run Solo and 8K With A M8

I decided to do challenge 7-9 over the course of July – September as we were given 78 days to complete it. However, I did add challenge 8 halfway through! The rules of this challenge were to complete 40 runs (or walks) in 78 days; as someone who hates running I can definitely confirm I…

Challenge 6: Food For Thought

Nothing like being 4 months late ay?! Apologies, as always, sometimes time goes by and I genuinely don’t feel able to or in the mood to write. However, the challenges have still been going ahead! June’s challenge was a food related one – I decided to give myself four letters a day across a period…

Ben vs Relationships

There are many aspects of life in which anxiety can manifest and create difficulties. For me, romantic relationships have more often than not been a trigger. I used to think a few years ago that maybe I just hated relationships; maybe I wasn’t meant to settle down. But as I’ve grown up and learnt more…

How Do I Explain?

How do I explain that I need to stay in control? Or I will feel dread in the pit of my stomach; that I’ll start to unroll. How do I explain that I always need to be prepared? For all the outcomes, the possibilities; no ‘what if’ is spared. How do I explain why being…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

If you’re not already aware, this upcoming week is Mental Health Awareness Week; a time where we can put our focus on our own mental health and reflect upon how we are all coping in the current circumstances. It has become even more apparent over the last few weeks how vital it is to become…