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“RUNNING HELPED ME REDISCOVER THE JOY IN LIFE”

When Louise Wilce was dealt a double blow by post-natal depression and the death of her father , she never dreamed running could help her turn things around

“RUNNING HELPED ME REDISCOVER THE JOY IN LIFE”

When Louise Wilce was dealt a double blow by post-natal depression and the death of her father , she never dreamed running could help her turn things around

INSPIRATION

When I started running, I never dreamed that a marathon could ever be a possibility. My first ever run was fairly typical: a cheap pair of running shoes which had been tested with a couple of laps of the living room, a Couch to 5K app dutifully downloaded, far too many layers of clothing on my lumpy, post- Christmas body. I waited until it was dark and headed out. It was January 2015 and it had been snowing. I didn’t dare venture too far from home but, after wheezing up and down a few of the cul-de-sacs near my house, I returned home triumphant, and freezing: I was a runner!

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We’re getting into marathon-training mode in the March issue of Women’s Running, out now! Join in our #BigMarathonChallenge with one of our three targeted 12-week training plans - you’ll find part one in this issue. We’ve also got an eight-move workout designed to get your body ready for marathon running. Using your commute to get some miles in? Find the right rucksack for you with our test. Elsewhere in the issue you’ll find a guide to running for new mothers, be inspired to smile as you run, and try three fresh recipes from Clean-Eating Alice. Plus, we’ve got all the usual great gear reviews, inspiration and quick training advice.