Debbie Hardy’s ankle had fused together: it was bone-on-bone as a result of septic arthritis. For a runner, it was a crippling blow physically and mentally. At the age of only 33, the doctors final words struck home hard: no more running. But that was not the case.
I run for the scenery, to keep fit and to spend time with my Wife.
Why do you run? “You know the flow? That flow? I chase the feeling. I’m a single Mum of 5 and it’s where I work out solutions to my busy life. It’s a moving meditation where I get my me time.”
Why do you want to talk to me? I’m just an average runner! I’ve got an Autistic Daughter who’s 18 year old and running gives me my own head space. It’s my own personal moving meditation. I run alone usually as I find that I compare myself to others when I run in a group.
I’m a Canadian who lives in New Zealand and it feels just like home. This is my first event and I love the people moments. Usually people are quite mean, but today was full of ‘I love people moments.’ Everyone was helpful and encouraging. A personal running success for me today. This time next year I will run the 35km and if I don’t, my names is not VICTOR!