INSPIRED TO RUN OFF A PROBLEM
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