#transformationtuesday and yes I did actually have two legs at one point in my life😊. I can't believe the journey I've been on. The photo on the left was taken 17 years ago and it was the last vacation/holiday I had before my amputation. It has been an incredible journey. It hasn't always been easy and it has been a really long journey to get to the place I am today but I'm the person I'm today because of all that has happened. The girl in the photo on the left would never have thought in a million years that she would one day run Marathons or even think about running ultras. Losing my leg and surviving cancer has definitely made me a better person. I'm stronger, fitter and appreciate the life I have😊. .
Happy Tuesday everyone #RunningTerritory (📷: @ncrunnerjacky) Follow @RunningTerritory for more.
I can tolerate being sore everywhere, but when my calves are sore 😩😩😩 Seriously, that’s the most uncomfortable thing ever. Yesterday I did a million calf raises and today... let’s just say my calves are NOT happy. Despite that, 3.5 miles this am. 😏 #halfmarathontraining ——————————————-
Yo soporto estar adolorida en cualquier parte del cuerpo, peroooooo cuando me duelen las pantorrillas 😩😩😩. De verdad que es el dolor más incomodo del mundo. Ayer hice como un millon de ejercicios en las pantorrillas y hoy lo estoy sintiendo. 😖. Pero, a pesar de eso, esta mañana corri 3.5 millas 💪🏻 #noexcuses
Le grand tour de la sainte beaume. 🌲 En Provence verte
A la base je suis allé acheter des gants de vélo pour une petite ballade de récup et c'est complètement parti en vrille.
Merci à Jean-Marc sur la 📷 qui m'a filé un bon coup de main dans la dernière partie de la sainte beaume.
Pas merci à @strava qui m'a croqué 300 de D+
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Il va me falloir une sortie de récup pour récupérer de la sortie de récup 😁
J'ai beaucoup réfléchi à ta performance c'est juste enorme ce que tu fais.
#transformationtuesday is upon us and I feel like a caterpillar 🐛 that’s turned into a butterfly 🦋. I know I’ve used the pic on the left a few times but with good reason. It was a turning point for me. A turning point in my physical health. I was just motorboat 🚤 ing all the wrong foods and Jabba the Hutting all over the shop! I needed more from me, my kids definitely needed more from me, so I laced up...
A year and a bit later and I’ve just completed my first ultra. I did it with someone called Tom ( @burgessking1 ) I don’t know if you heard. We’ve kept the whole thing rather quiet 🤫😂!...
I wanted to show you this time sheet for a few reasons. The first reason is I finished. I didn’t quit, 9 glorious hours in the British Sahara scaling mountains, herding cattle 🐄, dodging short raptors in long grass, laughing far too much, re-enacting Footloose and consuming enough watermelon 🍉 to become one. I also suffered physically. These distances are not supposed to be easy. I learnt to respect this more than I thought I would. It wasn’t the glitzy experience IG may lead you to believe. I knew it wouldn’t be, but I didn’t know where I would need to take my mind to make my body move forward. It changed me...
I was telling Tom during our adventure how I thought a marathon would change me, how I wanted Brighton to be that moment that everyone says it would be, a switch, a moment, a something. It just didn’t. It made me want more, more of myself, more distance, more suffer...
The second thing about the ticket is my place. 57/57. Last. Back of the backpack, last man, last of my age group, almost everyone in front. I am proud of it, I am proud of it more than if I had come 56th or 2nd. I finished. I could’ve stopped at any point. I could’ve let the heat, the distance, the pain and the mental negativity get me. I didn’t. I kept moving forward at all costs. That right there is what I want those two little pickles on the left to know. To never give up. To keep going forward. To find what it is that moves them, get there and move the posts. It matters not when you get there but that you get there at all...
So here’s to getting there, no matter what! #moveforward