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Day 23 - 🌈🦸🏻‍♀️

Omg, omg, omg..........

I can pick up and carry Firefly!!!!!!!!!

So I need to be able to do this for bits of the Tour Divide that are impassible any other way. 5 mins of flat walking achieved today and I will work on upping that and including hills going forward.

This felt like a massive achievement today, that i‘d gone beyond impossible. I shared a video and this post on Social Media as I just really wanted to share such a poignant point in my life....


Successfully cracking it, after years of effort my rheumatoid arthritis is now managed through lifestyle alone. I went from constant pain, weakness and fatigue to walking the Camino last year, 500 miles and now riding daily being, able to lift and carry my bike with all the backpacking kit on her!!!!!!!!!

Feeling like 🌈🦸🏼‍♀️!!!!!!!!!!

Loving life 💚💪🏻💫’

As for the day overall, 48.28 miles achieved, I’m riding set days at the mo as need to use hostels until I can pick up my synthetic sleeping bag in a couple of days. I felt like my strength was coming back today, I’m sure the oats have been the issue. 🤞🏻

That said I went absolute splat on arriving at the destination.....

I sat there so long all the automatic lights went out!! 😴

I had started the day off at Evans Cycles, I got chatting to Pete, we spoke a lot about cycling related fitness and butt issues. As a result my butt will be having daily facials whilst I’m on this prep ride to ensure I get no sores before heading out to canada!! 🍊

Pete also has arthritis, it was really good to chat, to share our journeys. Pete had tried for years to manage his with lifestyle but hadn’t yet achieved it, hopefully meeting me he will see it’s completely possible. For me it was a massive reminder of how far I’ve come and against such odds.

I remember days when I’d get stuck on the toilet or in the bath and need help to get out. The pain was constant and I was so weak. 😏

Then today I’ve rode nearly 50 miles and carried my bike. 🥳🦸🏻‍♀️🌈

I could cry tears of joy I’m so grateful. 🌈💚

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