Since around 2010 I have been a supporter of Movember and inparticular MoRunning. Well it does seem appropriate that I would be connected with an event that has running in the title.
I became more involved when the organising team were looking for a commentator for the Cardiff event.
"Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent."
I have commentated for many years at Race for Life and know how great the ladies are at supporting each other, but for the men we are not so great at talking and supporting.
I had my own issues around 10 years ago, and made a recovery. Then in 2018 I had a number of issues that on their own anyone can deal with but once you add them together became a much bigger problem. I know my trigger points and for some reason I missed them all.
It could be the part of me that says 'I can do everything' or 'It will soon be better' but the point is it didn't get any better. I was lucky that at the last minute I realised I needed to take some action to get myself safe, and I did.
I have said before how when I was ill I challenged myself to be well enough to host the MoRun, for Movember. I did and told my story in front of over 1000 people.
For Movemeber there are 5 things to know, and do.
1. Spend time with people who make you feel good.
2. Talk, more.
3. Know the numbers.
4. Know thy nuts. Simple.
5. Move, more.
Find out more about Movember - Here
You can enter this years MoRun now and help celebrate 10 years of MoRunning. They are great fun events for everyone, and the more costumes the better.
To take part in a MoRun near you - NOW
After 24 years of helping others to achieve their running goals - it is now my time.