For me I think its about my values mixed with a little common sense. I was told as a kid never to steal, intentionally hurt people etc and wouldnt dream of doing any of these things today. I found a £5 note a couple of months ago and handed it in as when i was a kid my mum would have killed me if i kept it, hence today I still hold these values.
However i do break the speed limit on a daily basis, I tend to drive slow around schools and in housing estates etc as aware of kids running about however give me a country lane or a clear motorway...zoom zooom!
Hey Sarah, Im mixed race and run, my mum, bro and little sis all run too. I live in a little town in Wiltshire (Bro lives in Cayman Islands, Sister in Leeds and Mum in Basingstoke) and I do see a couple of non white runners, which considering the ethnic made up of the town (99% white) its pretty surprising. I have to say whilst my brother has run in varies events (NY Marathon, London Marathon etc), neither me, my mum or my sister have. This is nothing to do with my 'race' more about not really ready for racing although this is something i hope to change next year!
A previous poster stated something about black runners doing sprint races and i have to say my body shape in particular my legs (Tennis player legs an ex used to call them!) lends its self better for sprints and I tend to run too fast for my capabilities. I found it very difficult initially to run slow but ive worked hard on it over the past year and think i've just about cracked it and am now trying to speed up but in a maintainable way which enables me to cover distance!
if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask away
I had the same issue regarding hair loss (as well as fatigue with flu like symtoms). I was seriously beginning to panic and saw my GP. She took some blood tests over a period of a couple of weeks as my whiteblood cells were a little low, but they couldnt however fine anything wrong with me.
I started taking a multi vitamin which includes probiotic and a 1000mg Vit C tablet each day and slowed down my pace (on the advice of RW posters) but increased my mileage. I also increased my consumption of vegtables such as spinach, brocolli & savoy cabbage. It has taken me about a year but my hair is now full of life and im no longer experiencing any fatigue/flu.
Not sure whether this benefits you in any way but just wanted you to know that some little changes worked for me and once you find the right ones for you im sure you will get on top of the hair loss. Make sure you see a doctor sooner rather than later though in case there is a medical issue behind it.