So, it was always my big dream to return to running as a veteran athlete in the 400m and 800m this year(I was a good runner in my younger years and county champion). Until MS put a stop to this, this year due to frequent falls, foot drop, fatigue and not being able to run over a mile!!! It was the training that led me to realise something was really wrong!!
Than the neuro was chatting to me last week and said “don’t change what you want to do, just adapt it!” And I thought that’s right! After watching the wonderful Jo Pavey and the European athletes I have contacted disabled athletics for England to try and find a coach and get classified as a disabled athlete - why not be a “disability” veteran runner over anything less than the 800m? They are yet to get back but feeling hopeful! People may scoff and it may take me a lot longer to run these distances now but who cares?? Fingers crossed I hear something positive!