“He’ll never play sports?! Yeah right!”

I did it…

I completed the Bristol 10k. I was ecstatic to finish the race, having trained well and hoping to see a time in the sub 60 area, I was hopping when I found out I finished in 55 mins 42 secs. Not bad when reminded by my Dad that Doctors told my parents when I was months old that I’d walk with a limp (ok I do when I’m tired) but I’d have huge difficulty running and NEVER play sports due to a muscle ‘problem’.

Anyway – The time created a problem, I was so so pleased to commit to something like this last year, yet my drive and my hunger now sees that time and think maybe, just maybe next year, after a year and half of consistent exercise, I could go quicker,who knows eh?! I’ll review my goals later this year.

My fitness programme continues to evolve. I read and see things everyday that I think I could incorporate into a workout, food plan or goal.

That is what I love about smashing a goal, very little time is spent in self congratulation, you find this thirst to go one better.

I hit the gym the day after the race this week in the mind set that my legs would be ruined but my upper body would fine, no worries. What actually happened was a picture of me struggling through a workout, more than likely physically exhausted and needing just a days rest. Lesson taken there, (thanks for the reminder Paula!)

My diet has been great and on track so I’m on course for 10-12 body fat percentage by my 30th next year – just got to keep plugging away!

So, what goals have you smashed this year & what else are you planning?

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

2 thoughts on ““He’ll never play sports?! Yeah right!”

  1. Good for you Matt. I think your dedication to your health and fitness is fantastic and I’m super proud of you for all you’re achieving. Glad I could help with a reminder of the importance of rest 🙂

    I’ve got another reminder for you too! You say how achievement of this goal has driven you onto the next with little time for self-congratulations. I love to hear that it’s spurred you on but don’t let the moment of all you’ve achieved pass by too quickly. We can all be too quick to move on but you’ve worked hard to get where you are. Indulge yourself often in looking at that medal, thinking of that moment you crossed the finish line & bathe in that warm glow. You deserve it. 🙂

  2. Warning: After completing my first 10k I felt that I could achieve anything. I set myself a ridiculously hard target for my business (whilst still feeling invincible) and actually managed to achieve it.

    Follow Paula’s advice and enjoy your success as a major step along your path 🙂

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