Today, one year ago was the final day of an awesome challenge. On this day last year, we started at one of my favourite places, Budleigh Salterton, ran through three of my other favourite places, Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth and ended my 130 miles run, with an added 5 miles in Lyme Regis. I’ve spent the week looking through all my photos and Facebook memories. Amazing memories of laugher, tears, being chased by cows, eating horrible cumin cake for energy….its a long story and also friendship.

As I said on Monday it’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week. I came across this picture on Facebook yesterday. It give 10 practical ways to help your mental health. I really like it!


Stolen, with permission from Devon Community Foundation

An addition to the list, in my opinion would be the importance of friends. I really noticed this with my challenge. There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind that without this amazing bunch of family and friends running alongside me I would had some super dark times! Even darker than I did have! Here is my collage of my super running buddies. They are all awesome!

Thing is, although I’ve said thank you to these ten beautiful faces, they will never truly know how grateful I was, still am, and always will be for their support, laughter and comfort over those miles they ran next to me.

One last thing to leave you with. I’ve read a lot of tweets, instagram posts referring to Mental Health Awareness Week over the last few days. One really jumped out at me. @JodieVolunteers posted some of her most powerful comments people had made to help with her mental health. One of them was simply “we will catch you”. We will catch you if you fall, and we will help you pick up the pieces.

Much love all. Thanks for reading.x