I suffered a Stroke in March of 2021. On the grand scale of things, I was exceptionally lucky regarding my Stroke. I have some brain tissue damage and have been left with a balance issue. This causes random “vertigo” episodes so naturally when I cycle, I have to be extremely careful where I go.
Luckily up to now I have not had any major incidents. I was looking for inspiration and motivation to keep me active and found Race At Your Pace an excellent choice. It has given me self-motivation and a desire to succeed in the challenges which has kept me going.
I began with the 50-mile September challenge and although at times I found it difficult I managed to push through and complete within the scheduled time. I found my flexibility and general wellbeing had improved and decided to continue with a 25-mile challenge for October. I completed this at a better pace and felt much better on completion.
I have decided to aim for 100 miles by the end of the year. Looking to 2022, I am thinking about a challenge for every month. It’s nice to know that there is a reward at the end of every achievement.
I have been limited to everyday activities, but this has helped me immensely, my doctor looks forward to seeing me now and encourages me to push on.