Running up that hill? – 1,000 Mile guest blog

In this guest blog for 1,000 Mile, I explain how my joy of running has helped me navigate loss, grief and menopause.

For my 47th birthday last year, I ran a solo ultra marathon. My birthday’s in the darkest and, in this case, the coldest week of the year, as with four days to go, it snowed. I’m not a fast runner and I knew it would take all eight hours of available daylight, so I set off under a low sunrise and finished just as the sun was dipping out of sight once more.

As I reached the trig at the highest point of a fastidiously-planned route, the wind whipped itself to -7C and froze my hydration pipe. Every step was absolutely magical…

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