25–26 Jan 2025 277 days to go! #RunShow

Carrie-ann Driver

Almost 5 years ago running became a part of my life. After struggling with PND and seeing and hearing people recommend running as a way to help mental health it was worth a go. I dusted off my trainers, headed out and managed 3km on my first run! Since then the distances have increased to now regularly running half marathons and even a full marathon (Marathon Eryri) in 2019.

Running is now part of everyday life, and weekly meetings with a local running club helps to make sure theres no slipping back into bad habits of not wanting to leave the house and hide from the world!

Living in West Wales I have the perfect playground for doing what I enjoy the most – being outdoors! From on the top of a mountain or in the sea of the many local beaches, that’s where you’ll have a good chance of finding me exploring with the family and dogs.

Along with a local running coach, we have just had our first group of Couch To 5k Graduates, seeing them grow and find the same love for running as I did a few years ago has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

I’m a huge fan of colourful leggings and feel it can really brighten up you own mood and others around you, so much so I set up Be Your Happy Place Activewear. Where we encourage and support everyone on their own journey with our motto ‘Be you, Do You, For You’

You can find me on instagram at @myleggingsarebetterthanyours