Long time no blog right?!!
I’ve had a busy few months so that’s the reason why there hasn’t been a blog from me for a while so hopefully you’ll accept my apologies, I don’t want to upset the avid Beth Blog Readers amongst you!!
This weekend sees the Anniversary Games in London being held. I would particularly encourage you all to watch the Parallel Success events they can really give you a great insight to what can be achieved through overcoming physical barriers and with the right mindset. Channel 4 Sunday at 2-00pm is the place to go!! It’s something I hope I will be able to partake in one day. I’ve recently realised that my Cerebral Palsy doesn’t give me limitations but it gives me so much more happiness. Without Cerebral Palsy I wouldn’t have met Dr Tim Button who is my Chiropractor from Cleve Chiropractic and Next Step in Mangotsfield. The work Tim and his team do is amazing. Chiropractic treatment for CP is fantastic. Tim uses Chiropractic and compliments this with sports massage to help not just me but all of his patients. Check his clinic out!! Definitely a world class chiropractor with a huge heart for all his patients. Tim saw that I didn’t have the best attitude towards my cerebral palsy and put me in contact with Mark Lodge (my coach) and with Mark’s help and support I’ve gone from saying ‘I can’t’ to ‘I CAN!!’ Sprinting has been a game changer for me and I can honestly say that it has helped my condition no end. Drs have noticed how strong my CP is getting and have encouraged me to keep running…. I never intend to stop anyway I love it so much. It’s the best thing in the world when I step onto the track. From my own experience and what it has taught me, I would urge anyone with a medical condition to never give up in going for their dreams even if it feels impossible. I know this because if someone had said to me that 3 years ago I would be sprinting I would have laughed in their face. Now the joke is on me… I love it. Having a disability doesn’t limit me at all… it gives me so many great opportunities than I could ever have imagined it would. I’ve even spoken at the House of Lords about it!! Not many people get to do that now do they?!!
So whatever you think your limitations are in life.. think again and turn them around for good. What you deem to be your weakness is most definitely your strongest point. We normally find good fortune from what we think our own misfortunes are. So be positive and remain positive. Life is way too short to think our own imperfections are limitations. We are perfectly made for the purpose we are here on this Earth for. Live life and have fun!!
Over and out!!