We are very excited to be partners in the Worcestershire Ambassadors Walk the Walk 2021. Their aim is to walk (run) to the moon and raise money for local Mental Health services at the same time, and we are really pleased to be helping.
We know how important exercise is to our mental health, many of our blog posts shout this out.
Sometimes it is hard to get motivated to go out and exercise, there are many things that put us off, we had a recent thread on our facebook group about this.
For some it's the weather, too hot, too cold, too wet, for some it's the thought of having to get your kit together and get dressed, for some it's work, dark nights and mornings, staying in bed, going out on your own.... any of these things can make us want to stay at home.
BUT when we do go out to run or walk, and feel that improvement in our mood, that's when we remember why we do it, why we love it once we are out there!
If you can keep the memory of that feeling in your "feel good box" and look at it when those barriers pop up, if you can recall how much better you feel once you have, you'll find it that bit easier to get up and go.
Some days you can't wait to get out there, some days it's like wading through treacle, but at the end, there is always the satisfaction of a job done.
Running has kept me going through some tough times, illness and anxiety, it's not always been easy, but it's always been worth it!