Bent. Not broken 

  I’m 15 years old, I’m a sister, friend, cousin, athlete, daughter(obviously), quessadilla/cheesecake/pie lover and obsessed runner. I’m a national champion in the 2000 m and a two time national medalist, I’ve held and broken several provincial records for Alberta track and field. My goals for 2015 were to make team Canada for the world youth championships. I really believed I could do it. Some people would argue that I peaked too early, or that a burn out was inevitable, but I thought I had it all planned out until my dreams came crashing down in March 2014 when I injured my knee while skiing. I’m currently still coming out of my injury and getting back to running.

  Later that September I was diagnosed with severe scoliosis. I know nobody has it easy. I’ll be blogging about the ups and downs of my journey and I hope I can inspire you to dream big and never give up. Alwaus remember, if you can take it, you can make it.

This is my story



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19 thoughts on “Bent. Not broken 

  1. Hi. Your posts are amazing. I hope you recover fully to get back to running pain free.
    I found yoga helps with my cervical spondylosis, maybe there could be some relief for your scoliosis as well?

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  2. Hey there– I also have pretty bad scoliosis; wore a back brace all through high school. I do a lot of yoga, as well, and it definitely helps, but a word to the wise: be careful with yoga! With our twisty backs, it’s easy for us to go too far in a position and not even realize, making injury a higher than usual possibility. I recommend getting a foam roller! I just got one last month, and it helps immensely. I use it at least twice a day to ease my back pain and roll out sore muscles.

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  3. Thanks for the inspiration. Take care with that knee – I had keyhole surgery last year to remove a piece of bone that had been floating around in the joint for 19 years and had prevented me running – great now! My last half marathon was in 1983, so the training is hard at present, but your story of determination is a real motivator. Thanks.

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