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Merane Todd

10 events in 8 months

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]I have Essential Tremor, most of time it’s minimal just in my right hand. Some times I get flare ups which effect my whole arm, leg, head & torso. I have learnt most of the things that trigger the flare ups and learnt to adapt. It’s not a disability but it does make everyday simple tasks very hard to do. [/p][p]When you shake, people are curious so they stare. Most days I shrug it off, I take opportunities to tell people about my tremors, educate them so they understand instead of judging. But I can only be strong for so long. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression they are all linked to my tremors. Each comment or stare chips away at the armour I built up. [/p][p]Essential tremor is a common movement disorder which causes uncontrollable tremors it can effect the limbs, head, voice box. It effects everyone differently. For me its a vicious circle, the triggers of anxiety and stress can make the tremors worse, but the tremors make my anxiety and stress worse. Essential Tremors is so much more than shaking of the head or limbs. [/p][p]I manage my stress by yoga and trying to keep active. I am lucky enough to be able to enjoy running and swimming. Last year I signed up to multiple events but due to injury I had to defer all of them. So over the next eight months I am taking part in a two mile open water swim in Lake Windermere and nine running events from 10km, half marathon, marathon and finishing with the Endure 24, a 24 hour running endurance event. [/p][p]Please follow my journey, help me to raise awareness and funds for the National Tremor Foundation (NTF). Help me to provide advice and support for other people through the NTF so they don’t have to go through this alone. [/p][p][b]Making it Count![/b][/p][p][u]My Events[/u][/p][p]Leeds Abbey Dash 10k - Time: 01:07:38. A nice steady flat run, felt comfortable running round with a friend.[/p][p]Otley Chevin Chase - 26th Dec[/p][p]Brass Monkey Half Marathon - 13th Jan[/p][p]Harewood House Half Marathon - 17th Feb[/p][p]Bradford 10K - 17th March[/p][p]Skipton Triathlon - 14th April[/p][p]Leeds Half Marathon - 12th May[/p][p]Liverpool Rock & Roll Marathon - 26th May[/p][p]Great North 2 mile Swim - 7th June[/p][p]Endure 24hour trail run - 29th June[/p][p][b]End of June and well deserved rest.[/b][/p][p] [/p]
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