This week we are chatting with the awesome North Carolina Ultrarunner Jacky Hunt-Broersma after her recent adventure taking on the TransRockies Stage Race.
In 2001 a cancerous tumor was discovered on a nerve in Jacky’s foot. One week later she had her leg amputated. A decade and a half later she decided to become a trail runner. Now she’s paving the way for other amputees to get out onto the trails and enjoy this great sport!
She’s gone from non-runner to ultra-runner all while workshopping how to make blade work best on the trails. As she’s increased in miles and difficult terrain (I’ve ran in North Carolina…that’s some rocky and rooty country!), she’s proven the people who have told her that she “shouldn’t trail run” wrong. Now Jacky’s fresh off a 6 day stage race where she ran over mountain passes and competed at some serious altitude.
On this episode we chat about how ultra-running has shifted her mindset, what she finds by challenging herself over difficult terrain, and how she has combated her own self doubt along with the people who have told her “she shouldn’t”, “she can’t” or “she won’t be able to”, whom she has proven that she “should”, “can”, and “will.”
Jacky is awesome and super inspirational!! You will find a bunch of excellent takeaways in this episode!
Thanks for listening!!
MORE FROM JACKY:
Women’s Running Article: https://www.womensrunning.com/2019/06/get-inspired/shes-blazing-a-trail-for-other-amputees_102592
Ultrarunning Magazine Article: https://ultrarunning.com/featured/blue-collar-runners-jacky-hunt-broersma/
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