I have been completely inspired!
… by one of my
Awesome Vegan Athlete: Coaching Clients
I used to be a runner, I nearly died at the age of 14 and totally gave it up, is it time to give it another go?
As a child it was normal for me to run around bare footed. I loved it. I now know this is called “Earthing” but when I was a kid: I simply just didn’t want to wear shoes – they were too restrictive. Now the evidence is out that getting grounded: offers amazing health benefits.
However being bare foot and free in our modern society has its drawbacks…. As I was about to find out.
I used to be a pro-runner as a kid, I loved it – I was planning on doing it professionally, my speciality was hurdles and cross country… everything was set.
Until at the age of 14 it all went badly wrong – I had a bad accident and nearly died.
I was by the swimming pool while on vacation in Greece. I tripped over a ball glass filled with lemonade. I stood on the tall glass and it went right up through the soul of my foot: through my ankle – tearing apart all of the blood vessels, tendons and muscles as it went.
To cut a long story short, it was so hard, I was left for 7 hours with the blood literally draining out of my body. I completely lost consciousness.
I was told that my foot may get infected and I may not walk again and that if I did keep my foot I would have a bad limp. Thankfully I am glad to say that I managed to overcome all of this and now I can walk fine.
That was the end of my running career!
I tried a year later, at the age of 15, but I just fell over the hurdles. It was so embracing for me as a teenager: I felt like such an idiot. I cried for weeks and then accepted the fact that I would never run again.
That was 22 years ago….
Today is a new day – a fresh start 17th May 2016 – Bring it on! – Day #1
Today, I feel inspired to give it another go! I may never be a pro-athlete, but I can join a running club, I can try to run a 10K and see how I do. What do you think?
I would love your support as I take this journey!
It is taking a lot of courage… and making me very emotional, but I think it has to be done!
I am coaching a few Vegan Athletes at the moment and they have inspired me to give running another go!
I have just washed my running clothes and put them on the line – I am going to go for it! I will share with you my journey, my vegan athlete diet and meal plans… I have my own coach to cheer me along – so lets see how it goes 😀
Wish me luck! I will also be doing a smoothie challenge while I work on building my rainbow smoothie transformation, so anyone wanting to jump on and join me would be welcomed with a big hug and open arms.