Mark

Things I learned from trekking in Cambodia

Mark Smith completed this challenge in October.  I was lucky enough to grab some time over  breakfast to talk about the trek itself. Here are some of his most memorable moments and observations: 1.Team spirit really, really works! The hardest day was day 3 – a 16 mile walk with 1600 foot climb in 40 […]

Mark Smith trek progress

Cambodia  report – day 3 The group have finished Day 3! Svay Leu to Kulen Mountain – distance – approx. 24km; 7-8 hrs Kulen Mountain (487m), Cambodia’s sacred mountain. Deeply revered, the local people make pilgrimages to the pagodas and ruins on the mountain top.  The camp overnight is near the falls and the group […]

Training

Trekking through Cambodia is going to be a tough challenge for Mark. His lung condition means he has a smaller lung capacity than normal and the air during the trek will be high humidity, so Mark is already working on  a cardio programme in the gym.  Mark is also diabetic, so has to be careful […]

Welcome to Mark’s Mental Health Marathon and thanks for reading.

As many of you will already know, 2018 was a difficult year…a year in which I was told I might have three-years to live, followed by extensive diagnostic health checks, regular specialist consultant’s visits, cancelled operations, learning how to cope with insulin dependence and eventually a lung biopsy to confirmation a long-term inflammatory lung disease […]