The Lucy Eperience

The Lucy Eperience

Sunday, 2 February 2014

One small step for woman, one GIANT 10k for Lucy!

So my email came through, I am on the Trafford 10k run! And I'm fundraising for Mind, the charity! On this day I will be running just over six miles promoting the 'stop the stigma' campaign! I will be running for myself, for my friends who have mental health problems, and all my readers who also have mental health problems!

This will be my first race, and a big one for me! This has got me extremely excited and I will be pushing myself to train and do the race! The training should hopefully boost my weightloss and I will be posting pictures of the race!

The link below is to the 'Justgiving' page where you can donate money for the race, your money will go to support Mind to help with their fantastic cause and to carry on helping people in need!

There are so many people in this world that still need support, I'm lucky I got my support when I did, but other people are still searching for support, still truly in need of it! So by funding and promoting people may be able to find the help they need!

In June I will turn 19, It will be nine years since the abuse started (roughly) and also three years since the abuse ended and I was diagnosed. This is scary for me, I've suffered nearly a decade of misery, of constant reminders and triggers and it is starting to play with my mind.

I've noticed recently that my thoughts keep slipping back to things that I don't want to think about, and urges of self-harm are starting up. I know I have enough self-control not to cut myself or starve myself or binge on food, but it doesn't stop the urges being there. Luckily on Wednesday I start my counselling sessions so I can have some professional advice on what I can do to help my urges and to keep my control. I will also be talking about tips for my sleeping as recently I've been getting as much sleep as I did in the first six months of my diagnosis. This is between 2-4 hours a night which is not helping my urges one bit.

On wednesday I will update the blog and hopefully be posting lots of useful information on urges, self harm, how to tell if someone you love is self harming and also more tips on insomnia!

But for now, I will leave you on a positive note that I have a new Personal best on my running at Park run, with three minutes off my last time and I am now running at 41 minutes for the 5k track! Hopefully next saturday I could be sub-40!

Lots of love,
Luce xxx

                                                                My Park run PB!

                                             My favourite picture of me and mum for the week