Recovery from injury

Eighteen months ago I was knocked off my bike and fractured my hip socket, pelvis and elbow. I spent eight weeks in a wheelchair and had four months of rehab.

I think my lifetime of doing outdoor activity helped my recovery, I was determined to get back on my feet, start swimming, am now back Park Running, have joined a running club and about to start x country this season. I am taking part in my first trail race next weekend. I think the fitness and determination built up over many years alongside with support from my friends who are all outdoors people helped in my recovery and my mental strength in doing so.

Submitted by an anonymous but wonderful woman in adventure.

Published by Hetty Key

If I'm outside I'm happy! Fell running, mountain biking, climbing or skiing I just love getting out and pushing myself as hard as I can. As a women in adventure, I have found female role models really inspiring and motivating. There are definite moments I have really doubted myself and considered packing something in or giving up, but it's at these points looking to someone I can relate to, be that a friend or pro, really helps. Though this project I would love to find more of this type of relateable inspiration as well as being part of the wider movement to help remove any barriers to participation. Visit my site Mud, Chalk & Gears