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.
The road to Wyoming began in luminescent lecture theatres and dingy seminar rooms, where awkward silences were absorbed by drab wallpaper. In my final year at university I recognised how important exercise was for me
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.
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