Today (09/08/18) was an exciting day. For any runner buying some new running shoes is always an exciting time. It is a new excitement to me as normally I hate buying footwear. I am a size 12-13 and hate paying over the odds just because I have flippers for feet. That said, there is a splendid choice of running shoes and the service I received from ‘Lincolnshire Runner’ was excellent.
2018 will be my first full year of running. It was on the 26th March 2017 that I started to run, partly to help get myself fitter and to help with my mental health. At this point I had already set a determination to beat the social anxiety, that had affected my life for so long but I knew I had more to achieve. I could only hope back in March of last year, that running would be the weapon in my battle needed.
There is no doubt that 2017 has been the most difficult year of my life and the battle’s look to be going into 2018. That said, there has still been a lot that I am thankful for from new friendships to new experiences to a new found passion.
I got the inspiration for this recipe from watching the Great British Bake off. I forget the contestants name but she made a similar biscuit. This recipe is my take. I have tweaked it by adding a chocolate fudge icing to add even more of a chocolate hit.
You don’t suffer with an illness without doing research into it and while I was doing exactly that I came across a list of foods which are good for depression. These foods won’t cure depression but they will help promote a healthy diet. Last year I did a brief nutrition course (I’m not a nutritionist) and one of things I learn’t is how the gut can affect the mind. In other words if you are on a unhealthy diet then your mind and brain function will be affected.
Throughout the century’s it appears that time and time again religion causes conflict. War after war has gone by. We have seen Christian crusaders slaughter Muslims, Muslims killing Christians and Jews and so on. Time and time again, religion has been the cause or at least that is the the view of many, of evil.