With just over a week now since I took part in the Great South Run, I have managed to get hold of a copy of the short TV interview I did for Channel 5. For those of you who didn’t manage to see on the day and would like to, you can click on the link below:
….not so sure about the ‘moody’ camera shots at the end:-), however overall I was pleased with the message which I hope came across…’YOUR LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TO STANDSTILL WHEN YOU ARE TOLD YOU HAVE CANCER’.
Working closely with your medical team and trying to keep a positive outlook despite what will at times, feel like the hardest thing you have ever had to do, I really do believe is key to getting through cancer treatment. Of course, you will have ‘down days’, but they will be outweighed by the better ones if you can keep yourself as physically and mentally active as possible. It will give you those all important periods of time where you don’t think about all the negative connotations associated with ‘cancer’, and instead you can simply focus on just being able to fuel your body with something positive!.
It may not be running which ‘floats your boat’, however try if you can to find something (walking, swimming, cycling…anything)…….then use it to get you to the finishing line!!.