I prefer to live life on the edge - the edge of my limits. I find my edge. I feel it for a while. And then I take the leap. I take a leap to see if I can beat that limit I have found. Sometimes I don’t succeed and instead have a hard landing. Other times the leap completely changes my perceptions of what I can do - what I am capable of achieving. For me, life is about finding - and beating - my limitations.
In 2004 I received a diagnosis of CMT - a progressive degenerative nerve disease. In 2007 I received a diagnosis of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility. In 2009 I decided that I needed to change my point of view about living with limitations. I decided to see just how strong, fit and able I could become. So that if, someday, I were to decline, I would do so from a position of strength and with a lifetime of laughter and experiences that I would have collected along the way.
On this site I share my thoughts about all aspects of my life - from sport to the kitchen, from what I read in the newspapers to what I read from my doctors. You can read about how I manage my health and well being, and about my approach to fitness and healthy living. You can support the efforts to find a cure for CMT. You can follow my progress as I seek to constantly redefine - and beat - my own limitations. And I hope that you can find a bit of inspiration to do the same.
From My Blog
A Podium! Runner Up, Galvin Tarte Tatin Competition
Today is a “race report” of a different variety. This one being a BAKING COMPETITION. Yep. Baking. As in swim BAKE run. Haha!
Saturday was the inaugural Galvin Restaurants Tarte Tatin Competition. The Galvin group of restaurants are some of my favourite places to eat in central London. Pretty much every Thursday night after swimming we more…