But if water sports is not your thing then how about some spring/summer travel...?
I am asking because this month's Athlete of the Month is from a place from on earth I would love to visit someday...
Do you have a guess? Well, how could you really if I did not provide you with any hints... That is why you will need read below to find out.
Once again, the far reaching power of the internet has giving me the opportunity to get in touch with an another blood clot survivor who is making a remarkable come back at one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Please allow me to introduce you to ADAM WALLER who is May's Athlete of the Month.
Please read on and enjoy his story and his journey... I want to go to where is and get to run where is running...
THANK YOU ADAM for your willingness to share your story with our growing community of blood clot survivors. All of the stories continue to inspire me and others everyday!
In road cycling, I think it started when I watched the 2011 Tour de France. I really got into the sport, and I loved the toughness of the riders. A mutual friend of mine rode for a local cycling club, so I joined and it took off from there. I started as someone who could barely do 20 miles without feeling like climbing off my bike, to someone who was the equal of people who had been riding for years. I learnt a lot from a lot of good cyclists, and by 2013 I was the strongest I’d ever been. I moved into running because of a location change. I am a school teacher by profession, and I had an offer to move from my hometown of Hartlepool, England to Arusha, Tanzania to teach in an international school. Unfortunately, it isn’t very conducive to road cycling but I met some fellow teachers who ran 3 mornings a week. It started from there.
3) What is the latest milestone you achieved or plan to achieve?
Who wants to come with me to do the Kilimanjaro Half-Marathon?!?!? How amazing would that be?
So, we learned here of a blood clot survivor who is originally from England but resides in Tanzania... I would never ever would have considered that possibility. But I LOVE IT because we are reaching far and wide. I am over the moon knowing that Adam is returning to do what he loves and pushing the boundaries for other challenges. Blood clots are not stopping him not even slowing him down.
I am looking forward to hear where he goes next. Perhaps some day we can meet and either run together or play some football together which is also my start in sport. I am sure Adam would be able to teach a thing or two from his experience...
Get inspired and get out there to do what you enjoy. It may be slow at first but as you can see here it is possible!
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster