#MentalMovement Writer Cast for BBC Documentary

by Mental Movement Magazine
Poppy Farrugia

#MentalMovement writer Poppy aka ‘The Normal Lady’ has been cast in brand new BBC Documentary surrounding the benefits of running for your mental health.

Poppy aka ‘The Normal Lady’ will feature in the documentary that will see her undergoing intense training to run in the London Marathon on April 23rd, 2017.

Two months ago we were asked if we could help source the perfect candidate for the new documentary and our post reached over 7,000 people in the UK alone. It just so happens that one of those perfect candidates came in the form of one of our very own writers. We are super chuffed, super proud and cannot wait to support her journey. As part of this, we are in search of an official sports sponsor to kit Poppy out for the duration of the training and marathon, so if you’d like to work alongside #MentalMovement and support Poppy’s venture then please get in touch with us on info@raucciowilliams.com.

Poppy will be documenting her progress with us via the blog to track her progress throughout so to kick start this we caught up with her in the lead up to her medical, training inductions and filming to see how she’s getting on.

*Hands mic to Poppy

Hey lovely people…

I haven’t written a blog for a little while because I’ve had a low for months. I’m still stuck in the low but I now feel strong enough to share some stuff with you guys.

I’ve learnt over the last few months that there is ALWAYS something positive just round the corner & you shouldn’t give up hope on yourself so easily.

I hit a real low last month (probably the lowest I’ve ever been) and I felt as if I wanted to give up on everything, myself included. Thankfully, with the help of some amazing people around me I’m slowly starting to pull myself out of this dark place I’ve been so stuck in lately.

I’ve been presented with an amazing opportunity (thanks to the AMAZING #MentalMovement team) that to be totally honest with you is scaring the heck out of me but I know it’s something I have to do. Not only for myself but for everyone out there going though the same emotions I battle on a daily basis.

I’ve left it up to the #MentalMovement team to fill you all in on what it is I will be doing but I will 100% need all the support I can get. Emotionally more then anything else. I’ll try my best to make everyone super proud and I will most definitely make myself proud at the end of it! Most of all I’m so happy to have the opportunity to work on myself, my mental health and inspire you all whilst I’m at it, I’ll be keeping you posted via the blog, so keep an eye out for me!

If you want to contact me please just ask the team at #MentalMovement or leave me a message in the comments section below!!!

We are currently accepting fitness/bloggers for regular content focusing on Body Positivity. If you are considering embarking upon a fitness journey to keep your mood or mental health in check then we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch now on info@raucciowilliams.com
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1 comment

Anonymous April 28, 2017 - 10:35 am

Hello Poppy! Hope you’re doing ok. This is probably a bit random, I saw the “mind over marathon” programmes and was looking for a bit more information, and found this open and honest website with a post by you.

I just wanted to say you’re AWESOME! I was really moved by your story and spent the rest of the programne willing you on. I was absolutely over the moon for you when you crossed the finish line, I know it’s a cliche but I mean it when I say “massive, huge respect”. You’re doing a fabulous job, I really admire you and what you’re doing. You’ve got another reader for your blog!

No need to reply, just keep up the good work, and know what an inspiration you’ve become to thousands and thousands of people. Me included.

Wishing you peace and happiness!


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