It won’t leave me..
That yearning, for sport.. for challenge, for a purpose, for a goal.
I have been searching for two and a half years. I have read books, absorbed online videos and articles and still it won’t leave me.
Continue reading “The whispers from within”
Have you any idea how many goes it took me to get into this position for the photo (in the 10 second time delay for the photo to take), navigating uneven grass – in a hurry – then balancing cross legged without falling over?!
Continue reading “Its been a one legged wheelchair week!”
When I woke on Saturday 20 February, 2021, I felt this day was different. I felt nauseous, light headed, I had butterflies. Why on earth am I nervous? 1900m is NOT a problem for someone who swims further than that almost every time she visits the pool. But, this day was different. This day will go down as a landmark in the history of my life. This day is definitely different.
Continue reading “How life changes in an instant: thoughts and reflections”
This was the big one. The race I entered on 2 October 2020, the day I found out I would have to lose my left leg below the knee. Here’s how it went. PS watch all the way to the end.
Continue reading “#131 Challenge Wanaka 2021 Race report”
Thank you Challenge Wanaka and TriNZ for your support going into my first race as a para-athlete, just over 3 months after losing my left leg below the knee. Here is the Challenge Wanaka mail shot sent to all competitors today.
Continue reading “‘Melanie Ryding – one inspirational lady’ (Challenge Wanaka 2021 Mailshot 20/1/21)”