UPDATE: Since writing this page I have since started another WordPress site called #RunningWithScoliosis. I am looking to build an online scoliosis community on here and will update on fundraising activities. Feel free to give it a read and a follow.
Way back in 1998 I was diagnosed with a condition called scoliosis – curvature of the spine. Instead of having a straight spine like the majority of people, my spine is kind of ‘S’ shaped. Worse yet, the degree of curve was so severe that surgery was pretty much the only option left open to me. As a result I know have two metal rods in my back, one either side of my spine, to help straighten and strengthen it.
17 years on I am about to embark on my first 10km race on Sunday 21st June. This is something I have wanted to do for a while but was never quite sure I’d be able to, or more to the point, if I’d ever pluck up the courage to sign up for one. But I have and the big day is nearly here.
The decision to run in this 10km – the Bannockburn 701 10km race – was made only a few short weeks before the race date, therefore I am using this as a ‘test’ event. All going well I will be signing up for other races in the future with the intention of raising funds to donate to scoliosis research and spinal wards. For now though, it’s about making that first finishing line.
|21/06/2015||Bannockburn 701 10k||56:58|
|13/09/2015||City of Stirling 10k||55:38|