IN­SPIRED TO RUN OFF A PROB­LEM

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

At a Re­mem­brance Day Pa­rade I spoke with a war vet­eran who had been se­verely wounded in Afghanistan. Not al­low­ing his dis­abil­ity to de­ter him, he had man­aged to find pos­i­tives and be­gin a new life. The very next day I got up and went jog­ging at 6am, de­spite hav­ing had a crip­pling foot prob­lem (acute bi­lat­eral pe­riph­eral neu­ropa­thy) for years. A few months on I am up to four miles and it’s com­pletely changed my life. My de­pres­sion has gone, I’ve lost two stone and al­though the foot pain still nags, it doesn’t re­ally bother me. Like that in­spi­ra­tional hero told me that day - pain is just the bad stuff leav­ing the body.

Martin Round, Preesall, Lancs

ON FOOT Martin has not let his con­di­tion get in his way

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