Why do you run? As a runner, this is something we get asked a lot. Why do you run? Why do I run? Some people run for the sheer joy of it. Some to maintain their weight, health or fitness. Some run for a bit of peace. An escape from the hassles of everyday life. Then there is a steadily growing group of people who use running to benefit their mental health.
For many of us with depression or anxiety related disorders running is literally our saviour. Like many other women of my age I am not a stranger to the menace of the black dog. He looms over me ominously when I look back over my shoulder. Thankfully though, [...]