Everyone has a story to tell
Whether it’s to get fit, lose weight or for the love of running, your story is part of our fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm. Share your story using #LoveYourRun and help inspire others to be amazed at what their body can do.
For me, after spending so much of last year indoors shielding, the challenge was a great source of motivation to get back out into the world. I had spent so much time indoors during the year, so it did feel daunting when things started to open up again - but that’s where Month of Miles really helped. We have some lovely countryside routes near me, so the challenge was a good push in the right direction.
In the early days of my daughter’s diagnosis, both my husband and I just felt so helpless. All you want to do as a parent is make it better, and we just couldn’t. But having the Month of Miles challenge as something to focus on really helped - you feel like you’re doing something to support the charity and people affected by diabetes, and that’s so motivating.
I signed up to Month of Miles because I needed something to focus on to help me deal with my daughter’s diagnosis, and because I truly wanted to do something to help a charity that has quickly become so close to our hearts.
I didn’t quite expect to feel the mental health benefits of the challenge as strongly as I did, but at a time when things were quite hard and dark for my family - Month of Miles was a real ray of sunshine. It was a great way to keep our minds off everything, and a very welcome distraction. I can’t wait for this year’s challenge!
Running is really good for my diabetes, it helps me manage my blood glucose (sugar) levels and the more I do it, the better I feel - both mentally and physically. The challenge is also going to be a good way for me to prepare for the marathon, as I’ve signed up to do it again this year! And I just love getting involved with Diabetes UK and supporting their work to raise awareness about the condition. There’s no cure right now, but hopefully one day there will be.