Tag: disability

Monday Morning Motivation: Ascend – a film about Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson pulling a wheelie on his mountain bike

Ascend is a short film about Jon Wilson. As a young adult, he lost his leg to cancer. He mountain bikes to maintain a normal life (amongst other reasons). He doesn’t see himself as an amazing person – he sees himself as an ordinary guy who happens to have one leg. Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: No Limbits

Image of Mark Ormrod lifting two calor gas cans

If this film doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know what will! To learn more about Mark Ormrod, visit his website: Thank you to everyone who’s voted for Fat Girl to Ironman so far – there’s still time to cast your vote in The 2018 Running Awards.

Monday Morning Motivation – John Young

John Young, paratriathlete, on his bike

One of the most inspirational triathletes that I’ve read about recently is John Young who is a ‘little person’ (his words). Read more about John Young: Be the hammer – John Young’s blog If you want to find out about John’s latest adventures, check out his Facebook page. You can Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Julián Molina Shreds Harder Than You

Julián Molina doing a Wallride 180 (trick on a BMX bike)

After a collision with one of the local buses when he was younger, Julián Molina was left with a completely destroyed foot. Later his foot became infected with gangrene, traumatically resulting in the amputation of his entire leg. Most would quit here, but not Julián. Despite his situation, the man Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Stare all you like!

An image of Cassie Cava with her snowboard (from her Instagram account)

One of the most memorable posters in the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign featured Cassie Cava (@onelegdontcare) In an interview with Marie-Claire, Cassie said: I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve been able to hold onto that unrelenting belief that things would work out and I could embrace the change. Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Talk to the backhand

This Girl Can photo showing a bird's eye view of women in a sports hall

Talk to the backhand is a great advert that is part of the This Girl Can campaign. As with most of the adverts in this series, it has a double meaning. ‘Talk to the hand, ’cause the face ain’t listening’ means someone will not listen to what you’re saying. The word ‘backhand’ Read more…

Workout Wednesday – No need to be Gentile

It’s not really workout related, but I like this video by Zach Anner. If you don’t have time to watch the video, just take away the key message of treating people as individuals 🙂

You have not a leg to stand on

I was recently sent a copy of D.D. Mayers’ autobiographical book: You have not a leg to stand on to review. All opinions about this book are my own. I understood that it was an autobiographical account of a man’s life following paralysis, but apart from that, I didn’t have Read more…