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Breakdancing out of Depression

I always thought my mental health issues were chemical as they have been there since I was young. But every time I dance, I can literally feel a changing sensation inside my brain. It’s hard to describe but It’s uplifting.

Running for CALM

Despite the sore legs and tired muscles, my passion for running grew and it became my rush. The release that I had once found in alcohol and drugs, was now clean, pure and in my control. 

Touching the Summit

It took a lot of perseverance to learn how to manage my mental illness. I was eventually able to start by leaving the house alone, start jogging, then hiking in the Lake District and eventually summiting Kilimanjaro in 2009.

A Love Letter to Exercise

You bring me laughter, tears, comfort and solace. You are with me every splash, cycle and step of my journey. Through our relationship I have found new motivation, new meaning. Lucy explores her relationship with exercise