Reece Parkinson "We have one life, I'm happy to risk it all on this one play"

Season 4, Episode 8,  Aug 13, 11:02 PM

This week on the Monday Mile podcast, Aimee heads to West London's Richmond Park to link up with Reece Parkinson, Broadcaster, Match of The Day X Presenter and Radio Host on BBC Radio 1 Extra, oh and let's not forget he's a documentary host and an Ultra Marathon Runner.

Aimee talks to Reece about his mindset and attitude towards life, his "All or Nothing" approach and managing his Type 1 Diabetes after a shock diagnosis. They delve into all things running and Reece's Ultra Marathon journey, and how whilst managing his Diabetes he has and continues to use his platform to raise awareness. Reece talks about creating time, respecting boundaries, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people who bring positivity in abundance to his life. We also discuss his passion for music as a DJ and how it fuels his life.
Aimee will be probing for answers from the full spectrum of routines; the early birds who have finely tuned Monday mornings, to the late risers who struggle to get up before 11am. How do elite athletes find the motivation to kick start their week come rain or shine? How do celebrities deliver no matter what the time of day? What knowledge can they pass on?

Each episode drops on a Monday morning as a bitesize piece of content and weekly dose of motivation - right when you need it. Aimee will meet each of her guests for a walk and a chat and over the course of the mile she will find out how they cope on a Monday morning - their idiosyncrasies, breakfast routines, alarm noises - and how, when they need to, find the motivation to kick-on through the week. Sharing some of Britain's greatest athletes’ secrets on self-motivation, candid thoughts on what they struggle with and a sideways look at some of their more unusual morning habits.

Head over to IG to watch the visuals of our episode and what we get up to on our Monday Mile. 

Filmed by Max Howard