It pains me to share this but I have to stop the run across Australia.
Tried to fight through the injury with patience, stretches, rest, change running technique, anything and everything I could. Getting worse.
Right hip muscles are too strained to lift my leg. The hip issue began more than a week ago. Had to walk / jog one day to get the miles in. What should of taken 6 plus hours became much longer. The next day could barely stand on it. Took a day “0” day.
Ran three days in a row. Each day running less, walking more.
Tried to run then collapsed on it. No strength in the muscle.
Took another day to rest.
Tried again, could not lift the leg to run on it.
Three more “0” days.
It hurts to put so much into something. It hurts to be able to have done something like this before and at the moment unable to continue.
Lots to be upset about is one way to see it. There can be benefit too. Made it across the largest state in Australia in brutal conditions, Western Australia. As far as we have seen, no one has run across Western Australia in the Summer. Ran 950 miles in 30 days with three days off and 2 half days. Was able to share with so many and show what Diabetes can look like. Looking at doing events in Melbourne and Sydney.
Sometime the love of the journey is greater than the fear of failure, a determination can be found. This was not supposed to be easy. Now, I realize it is very possible. Already looking at how to come back and be able to run across. From this compulsion, a desire to do the hard pursuits. To share with a world that anything is possible with Diabetes.
Thank you to everyone for the love, support, encouragement and help. This is not possible without it. To my crew, thank you for the unconditional, love, dedication, support and always going the extra mile to help me get closer to a dream.
Thank you to Carolyn and Matthew McArthur for your support and being there for my team and I. For betting on the “long shot.”
To my amazing friend Stan and Peenu Meade for the continuous support and providing the resources to let us make these projects so much more than crossing a land mass.
To everyone, thank you for the love support and generosity along the way in helping to share with the world what Diabetes can look like.