Great reminder to keep pushing even if it feels like it’s never going to work. Stilllllll working on freestyle while simultaneously trying to get faster and keep endurance with breast stroke (that I currently race). Every day tweaking and trying to find what works and what is faster..use my little fin, don’t use my little fin...It has been the biggest mental/physical challenge I’ve ever had. Ive wanted to quit a million times, maybe 2 million...but the forward progress (even though it may be baby steps) has kept me pushing. This morning I swam 700m of freestyle before putting my fins on for drills. I know that’s a warm up for most of you, but for me it’s big progress. I went further than I ever have and it’s feeling easier. And for that, for today... I am so thankful and also a bit proud my work is paying off. 🏊🏼♀️💪🏼 #progressnotperfection#paratriathlete#limbdifferent#keeplearningkeepburnin#dare2tri_#oneinspiresmany#setgoalssmashgoals#CAF#trimomstrong#luckyfinproject#luckyfinsquad#adnnec
On way back, lots of work for me to do with stimulation and passive movement. I can try some wall squats as soon as the wound heals. Then bosh right back into training Brain training is exhausting #nickyneedsand#paratriathlete#fitfam#fitfamuk
🔥And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.🔥 The comeback is always stronger than the setback. When everything seemed to be going wrong the last two years I lost a lot of hope for the future. I was knocked down more times than I can remember but I kept getting back up. I couldn’t give up, not only for myself but for everyone that continued to support/believe in me. I had to push harder than I’ve ever pushed before and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing this year. I hit a huge goal this morning and I’m looking forward to accomplishing many more this year. I’m extremely grateful for how far I’ve come thanks to my coach, @teampossabilities , my friends/family, and everyone that continues to support me along the way. Looking forward to my next race this weekend. Here’s to the future! 🤘🏼🏁❤️ #TeamPossAbilities#thefutureisfemale#NexusEndurance#NEVERGIVEUP
“By the time it came to the edge of the Forest the stream had grown-up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to do when it was younger, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and it said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” Moving more slowly these days, but enjoying them more. With fewer sparkles & little dazzle, but that’s okay. I know where I’m going.
“Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway”
Imagine if the bumblebee was taught how flying is supposed to be done. That it’s supposed to be flapping its wings up & down, because that’s what aerodynamics says. It wouldn’t be able to fly. Instead, what it actually does is go back & forth. A way that is unique, yet successfully provides the bumblebee with increased ability. For the past twelve weeks, my team has implemented a philosophy around movement, in a way that has been a fascinating learning experience and ultimate experiment for me. Today I raced in the Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim with over 400 others, and was pleased to move through the water well for me. 2.5km in 40:40 with no wetsuit. Flattered to receive the Swimmer with a Disability award & place 4th in my age group. Thank you to the organisers for providing access for all to compete.
In my first Oceania Paratriathlon Championships six years ago, there were eight wheelchair men on the start line. Yesterday? Just me. But that doesn’t make my first Oceania title mean any less. You’re only ever racing yourself.