On the opening evening of the Paralympics, is there anyone here...
... who is battling/coping/not coping/trying to cope with any sort of physical or psychological barriers in running or tri?
This doesn't mean that you have to be 'disabled' as such but I do know that there are people here with cancer/having survived cancer; autoimmune diseases, serious depression etc...
Also stuff like dyspraxia, well anything...
And probably stuff which other people don't understand because they have no experience of.
And that includes carers because the regulars know that there are people here with disabled kids etc.
I'm partially hearing (only hearing in one ear) - but I don't think we're allowed in the Paralympics (yes that's what stopping me! )
You said that it is very correct great comments
I'd quite happily label myself as dyspraxic due to my clumsy ineptitude at footy, tennis, cricket, rowing.....well, any sport that's not running or cycling really!I suppose it's one of the things that pointed me in the direction of running though, rather than being a nuisance.
I have nerve damage in my lower back (L4/L5 area) which means my left leg desn't respond as it should : it's weaker than the right leg and fatigues quicker; I get numbness and random muscle spasms (fun when you're on the bike lol) and movements with my left leg are a bit more jerky than my right. it's not obvious from the outside, but i can feel the difference. I always start T2/run with a dead left leg and foot, (even a sprint tri, so it's not down to ill fitting saddle, etc) which can make it more 'interesting' .
Err scrap that. I misread your question
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