So, against my better judgement, I have entered the Meadows Marathon 5k with only three and a half weeks to go, because I am just that masochistic and my flatmate convinced me it would be fine. Running is not one of my top skills and I only took up going to the gym in January 2015 so I'll really need to push myself!
I'll be running for Health in Mind, a mental health charity based in Edinburgh that not only deals with mental illness, but also conditions like dementia; their activities range from counselling to community-based support to befriending for the elderly. Mental health issues not only affect myself (I have depression and anxiety) but my family as well, and I'm ready to push myself to raise money for this wonderful charity who offer so much to so many people around Edinburgh. All money will go to ESCA first of all, who will then transfer it to Health in Mind.
I am skeptical about how successful I'll be, but hopefully raising money for my chosen charity will give me that incentive I need to get moving a bit more!