Change. It can be scary. Change is defined as: to give a different position, course, or direction to. Some people hate change while others crave it. In our sport of track and field change CAN come swiftly and fast and sometimes unexpectedly. One minute you're in front and the next you are in the back; or one season it’s working out great when in another season; eh, not so much. So, for elite athletes change can be a way of life.
I lost my leg to cancer in 2001 and I always worked hard to make sure I could do everything the same way that I did before the amputation. I wanted to stay “normal”. That is why I started running in 2016. I also thought it would be something nice to do with my husband who has been a runner for years. The only problem was that I didn’t have a prosthetic leg to run with and my walking leg was heavy and uncomfortable. So, I started to search for a prosthesis who could make me a running blade. The problem with getting a running blade is that it is very expensive. I was lucky that my insurance was willing to cover part of the cost, but I still had to contribute a few thousand dollars to the leg. I had to be very sure that I wanted to run.