Hi, I'm Han and I blog at Wellness & Wander, and I will be taking part in, and blogging about Samarathon this July! I support Samaritans because when I was at university suffering from anxiety and depression, I called Samaritans who kept me safe. I will always be grateful for their services which save lives every day.
Han, Wellness & Wander
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1. Why I'm taking part in Samarathon
Hi everyone! My name is Han, a fitness and mental health blogger based in Kent. In April this year I ran the London Marathon on team Samaritans to help give back to such an important charity.
When I was at university, my anxiety and depression got on-top of me and I found myself calling Samaritans one night when I didn’t know where else to turn. The lady on the other end of the phone kept me safe, got an ambulance out to me, and for that I will always be thankful. So when Samaritans asked me to be their guest blogger and get involved with Samarathon in July I jumped at the chance!
26.2 miles sounds like a lot and quite daunting, but it can easily be split up into smaller chunks and that is exactly what I plan on doing. I will be mixing up my miles with outdoor runs and dog walks with my puppy Dexter to make the most of the summer weather. Where I live in the Kent countryside I am lucky enough to be surrounded by lots of green space and woodland which is great for getting some headspace as well as getting active.
I would love to know how you plan on fitting in your 26.2 miles in July, so feel free to get in touch on my social media platforms - @wellnessnwander. If you have any questions or need some motivation, I would love to help you out!