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I've had a bit of a shock today. At the grand old age of 38, I've realised I've had not one, not two, but now three careers! I've had many jobs within those careers too! Having followed the traditional root of college and university, and bumming around for a year, I started work in my first chosen career when I was 22. I worked in pubs and bars, moved into contract catering and finally into events management, constantly working with customers and team leading on large and occasionally high profile events. I loved it and got to work in some stunning venues in London in my career.  

There is nothing as powerful as a changed mind. - TD Jakes When I first heard that quote, and the following few sentences, I realised the deep truth of it. Often a big change in our mind, the thing that triggers us changing from the inside, is a trauma, a terrible event, something that shocks us to the core and effectively shakes us awake. You might call it a revelation, a moment of clarity, a "light bulb moment". Whatever it might be, your life is changed from then on.

Back in the summer of 2014 I began running. Not just jogging round the park for fun, but actual "proper" running to help manage depression and anxiety and give my brain some down time. I got myself the C25K app and I began to train. I signed up for my first (and so far only) Obstacle Course Race over a distance of 5K in the September to give myself a target. Then I did something a bit crazy and signed up for a half marathon in Stockholm 1 year later in September of this year. I had no idea the journey I was about to go on.