As an adrenaline loving sports addict, life took a turn in 2014 when I was hit by a red-light-jumping car [read more here]. Since that day I’ve made it my goal to make the most out of life, and to also help others do the same – seeing the creation of The Girl On A Bike. It’s been a tough 5.5 year journey back to fitness with multiple surgeries [including a reconstructed shoulder and hip], but I’m now pushing on and sharing the journey will the world.
Given this background, it’s going to be an extra difficult journey to Hellas. While functionally ok I am not living a pain free life but I won’t let that stop me, it just means I have to work hard, find extra handfuls of dedication and keep moving forwards. I know there will be days where I just have to stop and rest, do extra physio and ice my hip, but I also know there will be many days where I’m feeling high as a kite from the buzz of a motorcycle and pushing on. There will be falls where I have to get back up but it doesn’t mean giving up. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I starting riding off-road following my first of 4 hip surgeries and following my final hip reconstruction have been pushing hard. Putting in the training on the foundations and learning from anyone willing to give me tips!
I’ve currently only done four races and really only been off roading for 18 months [with three hip surgeries in between] but we all have to start somewhere.
It’s going to be one hell of a journey!