"Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your method."
As an amputee runner I've learnt to be flexible when it comes to my training. Yesterday my 50 miler training called for a 20 mile run but a mile into my run I started having issues with my stump and blade and I knew a 20 mile run was going to be impossible on my blade. I was super disappointed at first but then my #dontquit mind kicked in and I came up with another way to get my miles done. I drove home, changed legs and power hiked the 20 miles on a foot that is around 15 years old and was never designed for this kind of activity. The foot now has a few extra squeaks to it but I got my miles done💪#noexcuses. 20 miles power hike = 44842 steps😉
New blade socket coming in the next few weeks so it should solve my stump/blade issues😊.
I blame the sunshine!🌞🙌 I wasn’t supposed to run for 7 days after ALQ... but when it’s 65 and sunny in February?!?!🤷♀️ Recovery is so important, especially after such a long race, but I. JUST. COULDN’T pass up this gorgeous day!!!😍 PLUS... it’s been 6 days... which is almost 7 days... right?🤔😁 Keeping my runs short for the next week or two will be key, but when it’s beautiful out?! Ya just gotta run🏃♀️😊 Happy Friday guys!!! I hope you have an amazing weekend!!!🎉💃💜
Just Another Day At The Kump House 😴
Napping before I get my long workout in. I swear I'm going to give myself back and hip problems sleeping on the floor with my babes 😂
What's are some of your favorite songs to workout to!? 🎶 Mine aren't super upbeat... but everytime one of them comes on my playlist, I feel it! and it brings just a bit of a "attitude" to my run! My run anthems as of late are... .
🎵 Halsey (anything) - "New Americana" & "Hurricane"
🎵 Of Monsters and Men - "Crystals" & "Mountain Sound"
🎵 Ed Sheeran - "Castle on the Hill (Throttle Remix)" Comment your favorite workout song below 👇🏼
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My phone died before I was done. If my math is correct I finished up a little over 20 miles and I lived! I only need to do 30 more miles on 3/30 to hit the magic number of 50.
As of today I had never run more than 13 miles at one time. How did I run so much further today? I found another level in my mind and pushed past the preconceived limitations I previously had.
You have preconceived limitations in your mind too and you can defeat them. What limitation will you challenge today?
I did not stop once during this run. Not for a water break (sipped while I was in motion), not for a selfie, not to walk. My legs were still sore from my new 1RM yesterday (and the metcon!), but I set a goal to get six unbroken miles, and I met that goal!
I’m super grateful to my friend and neighbour Martin who joined me for today’s long run. We set out with no particular route in mind and a vague idea of doing about 28KM but it turned out to be one of those days that all runners occasionally have where time and distance pass quickly and you can run and run and run — I call them Forrest Gump days. And so it was that we discovered new paths and trails and a leisurely paced 28KM turned into 32.5KM; two weeks earlier than scheduled on my plan but, heck, I was in the zone and I was going to bank it. A yoga session afterwards was the perfect way to unwind 🧘🏻♂️
Week 11 therefore draws to a close with a total distance of 64.1KM and an Instagram post from the organisers of the Manchester Marathon reminding us that the big event is just 50 days away...
What’s everyone else been up to?