About Run 4 Your Mind

Welcome to Run4YourMind! I’m on a mission to raise awareness, support, motivate and inspire others struggling with mental illness to better themselves through the power of running.

I myself am a long term sufferer of severe OCD, Anxiety and Depression and have been for around 10 years. My main issue being intrusive, negative thoughts that take control of my mind and make it very difficult to focus on general day to day things. This results in me feeling incredibly anxious, confused and at times scared. Struggling with this on a daily basis is extremely draining and causes me to spiral into a sad state of depression.

I turned to running on the 20th July 2017 and have not looked back. The feeling I get after a run is irreplaceable.  Yes, it doesn’t last long but when you feel like I do, you live for the moment and for that moment everything’s ‘OK’.

I hope through documenting my journey it will help me understand myself better and help others a long the way.

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Matt Gillespie <3

It saddens me to announce the untimely death of my good friend and Run4yourMind ambassador Matt Gillespie – running_from_the_edge. I know a lot of you were moved by his recent blog where he explained his struggles with Mental Health and how he’d overcome a recent suicide attempt. Ultimately it wasn’t his Mental Health that killed […]

Running From The Edge

I do not want to die, moreover I am actually truly terrified of dying. This is how I genuinely feel in the few lucid occasions my conscious mind very generously bestows on me, perhaps several times a month, or if I am lucky, several times a week. However, the mental illness that resides in the […]

OCD and Me.

The last 10 months have been turbulent, I’ve found strength in pain and pain in strength. My head has tricked me, confused me and lied to me. It has given me faith but then trapped me, picked me up and then dropped me. Not a minute goes by without something stupid, unlawful and inappropriate going […]

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My running journey

Runs
597
Kilometers
6212
Hours
601
Days
730

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