After 3 busses, 4 trains and a 2 mile walk, I have eventually arrived in Newham, ready for the Paralympic Development Training Academy in the morning .
Been a long busy day starting with my appointment at the Eye clinic in #sthelenshospital getting up to date tests and paperwork, in the hope of getting an international classification appointment in Paris. Rather annoying that I have to enter a £150 race in Paris first, before I find out if I actually get an appointment. 🙈 Major thank you to everyone working there today who got me all the results I needed 😊 .
Then followed by a long exhausting journey to Newham in London from Merseyside, not really an easily accessible place in my opinion but gotta jump through the hoops to get to the top!
It is literally costing a fortune with all these trips to london and races abroad etc, all to just make myself eligible for selection for a GB vest, never mind actually getting selected!
Thought athletes was supposed to be accessible to everyone! 😅🤷🏻♀️ .
Not ideal race prep for my race back in Merseyside on Sunday! 😬 All good fun though! Keeps me on my toes! 😆 .
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Looking back to a year ago from seeing my plastic surgeon after my last op to where I am now. I did not think for a chance I would be doing sport let alone competing alongside some very special people in 70days time at the Invictus Games 2020.
🔥Symmetry has always been a theme and a challenge in my life. Constant joint pain and random dislocations has made it difficult to evenly strengthen my muscles without pain induced compensation. 🥵
For me, I tend to move exercises into my shoulders (if you had seen me a few years back, you would see how overly developed my shoulders became at the expense of the rest of my upper body.
This created a lot of strain throughout my scapula and even into my trapezius muscles. Over the last 2 years, I have finally made enough progress in my upper body that I can look in a mirror and feel “proportional”. 🦾🦾
In a world of chronic pain, It can be hard to imagine one’s self atop the proverbial mountain top when looking at it from the ground, but I promise you, though there are many more peaks to overcome, the view will be a beautiful one. 💜
Costa Rica is stunning. The nature and wildlife exceed expectations. I’m surprised by the accessibility as well. There are disabled parking spots and ramps everywhere. @manuelantoniopark is pretty much completely wheelchair proof (we did a 8,8km wheelchair hike yesterday💪🏼♿️✅). With some wheelchair skills, positivity and determination you can get everywhere. I’m not limiting myself, are you?
Congratulations to Ken Macdonald, Keegan Dovey, Muhammad Dar, Ricky Singh, Tracey Leong and Chloe Liew from Invacare Australia & New Zealand who have now successfully completed the Rob Rees Leadership Kitchen Challenge, along with Presbyterian Support Northern representatives and Invacare community members! @FoodWorksAus_
3/3 - Meet Hannah, Bionic5K athlete, blind runner and elite triathlete
"I really liked that there were so many adaptive athletes at the Bionic5k …. I would like to see more very inclusive events where anyone and everyone can participate. It is normalizing disability, which I think is really important, in that it gives people an entry point into sport if they haven't had that in the past."
Visit https://www.bionic5k.com/athletes to read the full story and come meet Hannah at the race on April 26th! #runningcommunity#adaptiveathlete#paraathlete#goachilles#heartbreakersrun
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8127 February, 2020
Still relevant. #tbt from Feb. 27, 2019 “It doesn’t matter how I got up. I got up”. - Aristotle Domingo (@amput_o)
It's no surprise to #TeamToyota that @laureussport World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability is 5x World Para Nordic Skiing Championship gold medalist @oksanamasters, but we are still so excited! Congratulations! 💪
110127 February, 2020
Someone's going to think it's Christmas already! This truckload of mobility scooters is setting off from our warehouse to stock up a regular customer.
FEAR // Yassss...I did that ⬅️⬅️⬅️ I climbed over a rope wall 😱🤯
A few moments before @freiha recorded this I was about to give up 😔 I told myself I couldn’t climb over the wall because:
1. My right femur is shorter than my left and it won’t stretch that far 🤣
2. My prosthetic foot does not have the same level of flexibility as a real foot so it won’t be able to rest on the rope on the other side
3. My little leg isn’t strong enough to hold my body weight even just for a few seconds
4. My hands are too sweaty and I’ll let go of the rope/bars
5. I’m going to take a long time to get over the wall and everyone will be mad at me (yes this was going through my head!)
WHY did I keep going?? Because I made a promise to myself a very long time ago that I would always TRY (especially things that scare the sh*t out of me) - if I fail it’s ok but I have to at least try!
Fear can paralyze you but you have a choice, in every moment, are you going to allow the fear to continue to paralyze you or are you going to push through that fear and TRY?
I genuinely believed everything I was telling myself before I climbed over the wall. I was shaking and my heart was racing! But when I made it to the other side I realized these things MIGHT have happened but they didn’t happen. I survived. Climbing over that wall gave me a much deeper sense of confidence in myself and my little leg - she’s actually stronger than I thought 🦿
Thank you @skallidis for having my back (literally!!) and to you and @domiaeco for bringing @biawarriordxb to life! Thank you @freiha for your encouragement that day, my Inner Child loves you!! ♥️
People need to understand the importance of mental health in #BMX - My biggest inspiration is @gypsyking101 he has taught me that if you get knocked down you get straight back up and try harder!❤❤❤
Now the only thing that should knock you down is yourself trying your absolute hardest, not being knocked down by your fellow riders! Too much shit talk in this sport we need to start supporting each other! .
Watch out for the edit later of my retribution and mental journey with landing this double flip!💥💯