So it’s been over two years since I did my first interview with the ever lovely Alex Crockford – and it very much was an interview (see at the bottom for the originl interview) and then Alex putting me through a bit of a workout, roll forward to 2019…
I’ve subsequently met up with Alex a few times over the last two years from his meet up in Hyde Park, as part of Team Fitbit at last year’s Adidas City Run in Shoreditch, and being at the amazing fitness weekend he ran in January 2018 amongst other things – so Alex and I arranged to meet up again and have a proper catch-up covering all manner of things;Read More »
As the saying goes “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. Always”
I am a face of anxiety.
But you can’t necessarily tell who is battling their inner demons because they conceal it all behind a smiley face, a bouncy bubbly personality, lots of what seems like boundless self-confidence or possibly they keep it all behind closed doors, keeping themselves to themselves, however they deal with it, they are still battling and doing their very best…
It won’t stop, it’s absolutely relentless, I try everything in my power to make it halt, but it’s perpetually overwhelming – what is this terrifying thing I talk about? It’s my own mind and my own thoughts…
The only two things you have control of (supposedly);
– Your own thoughts
– Your own actions
But when it comes to anxiety, there is absolutely no controlling those thoughts, they are a neverending tidal wave – they knock you down, and you try to get up, but then another wave comes and knocks you off your feet again and they come again and again and again, ceaseless wave after wave, until you have no strength to get back up and they wash over you, suffocating you, all-encompassing, sapping you of energy and emotion, defeating you.