Published on: 13th May 2019
Five or six years ago I started running and it gave me a new perspective. It helps me challenge myself as well as reminding me of the importance of being strong and active.
It shifts my focus and reminds me there’s more to life than looking a certain way. I enjoy the competitive element of running but it’s not always about achieving something; it’s just as fun running in the hills with friends.
Now I’m trying to work on accepting myself as I am instead of always trying to do more or be better.
It’s human nature to struggle with self-criticism, I’d encourage anyone who recognises they have issues with this to talk to others and ask for help if they need it.