Month: May 2016

  • I walked 15 km today for Julia and Mandie

    I walked 15 km today for Julia and Mandie

    Today is my last day of the Camino long walk. For Julia and Mandie Chapman. “I never understood M.E. until I had it. It’s like being sick in reverse.. the usual things to do to feel better don’t work.” This is Julia’s story: When were you first diagnosed with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia?  2009 What was your life […]

  • Today I walked 24 km for Jennifer Dendor

    Today I walked 24 km for Jennifer Dendor

    “The frustration of not being able to scratch an itch, or turn over in bed as your body felt like it was made of lead, was gut wrenching.“ Here is Jennifer’s story of how she manages a family with a small daughter and at the same time, keeping her condition under control. When were you […]

  • Today I walked 30 km for Jenna and Giselle Atkinson

    Today I walked 30 km for Jenna and Giselle Atkinson

    Dealing with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia is not just your personal suffering and your loved ones’- but also the attitude of society: not taking you seriously as a disabled person. Jenna, Happy Birthday. I’m so honoured to have both of you sharing your stories here. Jenna is the daughter of Giselle, and both have suffered from this illness […]

  • Today I walked 20 km for Ben Howell

    Today I walked 20 km for Ben Howell

    Ben Howell shares with us his story today about how he went from a very active person building a career in the fitness industry to not being able to exercise or leave the house. “Non-functional, like the worst flu and worst hangover, combined with having run a marathon.” – is how this illness like in Ben’s […]

  • Today I walked 30 km for Maria Solano

    Today I walked 30 km for Maria Solano

    “Each day is a day working towards recovery and finding the strength I never knew I could have.” – Maria When were you first diagnosed with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia? 1998 What was your life like before you first fell ill with ME/CFS/FM? Pre CFS – danced 6 nights a week, worked as a chef, played soccer, went snow skiing, […]

  • I walked 29 km today for Brianna Sutton

    I walked 29 km today for Brianna Sutton

    “If I decide I want to go out because I’m having a great day, I have to plan the next day around the fact that I know that it won’t be a good day.”  Today’s story is from Brianna, my daughter. When were you first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia?  2010 What was your life like before […]

  • Today I walked 20km for Joel Langton

    Today I walked 20km for Joel Langton

    Joel Langton is my best friend and he’s the first person I’d like to dedicate my walk to. This is his story: When were you first diagnosed with ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia? 2009 What was your life like before you first fell ill with ME/CFS/FM? Full and fulfilling. I worked hard doing a job I loved with people […]

  • Make a donation and I'll speak with, coach, train or mentor your team for 1 day.

    Make a donation and I'll speak with, coach, train or mentor your team for 1 day.

    A gift for your company or team. If your company/team needs a spark to improve it’s delivery capabilites, perspectives, focus, vision, value system and (no tomatoes please) culture. Then I have a gift for you. I’ll trade you a spark for £500 before 5pm BST,  Thursday, May 12th 2016. If you or your company donate […]

  • #MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

    #MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

    This Saturday – May 7th, my Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago will begin. As some of you know, I am doing this to raise awareness and funds for ME/CFS research (donate here if you haven’t: https://www.justgiving.com/mhsuttonlongwalk). I’m doing this long walk because I was inspired by my best friend Joel, who is fighting […]

  • Planning a camino for a busy guy and his 31kg dog

    Planning a camino for a busy guy and his 31kg dog

    This post was written by Maria J Bellido. Maria is an awesome Virtual Assistant who helped Mike plan his Camino. She is super organised and a great executioner of plans and a fountain of creative solutions to seemingly impossible problems. Maria speaks 5 languages and lives in Zaragoza, Spain. First of all, I need to thank […]