Category Archives: Education

Three weeks to go! The Great North Run is very real now…

I haven’t written about running for a while here, because running is tough. Very very tough. My race number arrived this week making it feel even more real. To mark being at the three weeks to go mark, I’ve made … Continue reading

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I ran 8 miles! Why I run: Week 12 & 13 Great North Run training…

I’m writing this after hearing the announcement today on the 40th anniversary of the first Great North Run, that the Great North Run 2021 will go ahead in September. I am excited and scared and all of the emotions you … Continue reading

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Advice to my younger neurodivergent self following graduation

This week has been poignant in many ways, one of them being my little sister, who’s a decade younger than me, and many of her friends, acing their degrees. And in a pandemic of all times. She isn’t neurodivergent, but … Continue reading

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Running my way out of a pandemic: Great North Run training week 3… (mostly post Covid vaccine euphoria…)

I had my final Covid vaccine last Sunday, which made me very happy, but interrupted my planned running schedule, because even with this sudden burst of motivation, a vaccine and a run in the same day felt like a step … Continue reading

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Running my way out of a pandemic: Great North Run training week 2…

“It’ll be snowing next week,” I was told. It bloody well did. Thank you to those of you who have said nice things and read my first post about beginning training for the Great north Run, and more poignantly using … Continue reading

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Reframing your world after an ADHD diagnosis is tough; and that’s more than okay.

I’ve been been wanting to write this for a little while, but I haven’t found the words, and I don’t know yet if I want to share beyond my small blog following. I’ve had the thoughts, probably too many thoughts, … Continue reading

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Do I fit in here? On questioning a sense of belonging…

“I really admire your tenacity to conquer adversity,” I’m told. I’ve accepted these compliments, that my achievements have been noted and that I’ve had some degree of impact on other peoples lives. We all crave attention. Human connection. To feel … Continue reading

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Recognising myself a decade on…

I’m the eldest of three, but I always always wanted a big sister. It felt exhausting doing everything first, going to university, passing exams, traveling alone. I was always the test so the other two knew what to do. I … Continue reading

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Guilt

We feel it. We know it’s there. But sometimes we really don’t believe it, It’s in our heart. We wonder should I do that, do this, or even change? Did I help? or the opposite, did I hinder? Is it … Continue reading

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“I joined a running club.” Words I thought I would never write…

Recently¬†and pretty accidentally I discovered running, and more so what it can do for me. I always knew running was a thing, I’ve seen what it can do and has done for friends, and I’ve read about other peoples experiences … Continue reading

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