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Laura Maisey

Outdoor enthusiast and history lover

In November 2014, I laced up and went for my first run. Since that day, a slow evolution has been taking place in my mind and body. This process continues daily and constantly surprises me.

The solo 90 mile run I did in June 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo was fairly ambitious and not something anyone, least of all me, would have thought I'd be able to complete but it combined my two loves, running and history, so I did it.

I like to conduct little 'experiments' with my body, to see how it will react - longer distances than I've ever done, barefoot running, different eating habits - and the results are fascinating. Knowledge of one's self is a basic need and, for me, that knowledge is arriving the more I run and the more unrealistic goals I set for myself.

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