On Sunday 17th July, Keeley Miller will be taking part in her first ever race for charity – Great Newham 10K Run
On Sunday 17 July, I will be taking part in my first ever race for charity. I have never been particularly athletic, always too busy with work and family to make time for exercise but I have discovered during my training for this race that running actually improves my work and home life.
I have been running in local streets and parks and by being outdoors I have found that these training sessions help to clear my head after my day at the office allowing me to focus on my family when I am at home in the evening.
Research shows that running generates new brain cells and a good run enhances sensory perception and increased attention span. Running in a natural environment increased these rewards with improved ability to concentrate, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.
Although my body is taking longer than my brain to adapt to this new regime, I would highly recommend running as a brilliant form of stress relief; no costly gym membership required or any fancy equipment and no booking necessary! I believe that I will continue to run for my own wellbeing after I have completed this challenge, which is still quite daunting, I have run a 10k in training now and it wasn’t easy but I did feel a sense of achievement at the end.
If you would like to sponsor me in this event I am raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society – you can read my story at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Keeley-Miller
If you would like to find out more about this event or Pinney Talfourd’s services please contact 01708 229444.