Sunday morning pre-Bike ride ritual when training for a #triathlon. ??♀️ I set up a transition area in my garage so I could do a brick run off the bike. ? Once it’s all set up, I switch out of my walking leg and into my bike prosthetic. Thought you’d like to see a snapshot of me changing legs. ⏱ The socket is crafted @astepaheadprosthetics, and built with @ossurcorp parts. I don’t wear a shoe on the cycling leg, instead the cleat is bolted right into the carbon fiber foot. I use a #CheetahKnee & #VariFlex Foot which is modified & it’s toe cutdown to be even more streamlined and I can clip into the pedals quickly. ? I get a lot of questions about how I ride my bicycle as an #amputee and if you swipe ⬅️ you’ll see a close-up of the cycling prosthetic - it’s the system that works for me. Hope this helps! ??? • • • • #amputeecyclist #triathletelife #prostheticleg #T1 #transition #cyclingleg #triathlontraining #astepaheadprosthetics #ÖssurProsthetics #swimbikerunlife #tribike #shimanopedals #teamcaf #teamimua #countdowntoSantaRosa #ironmantriathlon #konadreams #thestartingline ?: @runningisaright ?@alwaystri #IronSarah
Sports has been the vehicle that has allowed me to embrace my body, flaws and all. I used to sort of resent my prosthetic leg and having a stump, but now I'm so proud of that. I realized if I hadn’t lost my leg, I wouldn’t have found this other half of myself.
Early morning Friday swim before work. ? ??♀️ 8500 yards of swimming this week & I still have one more swim this weekend! ??♀️ Training hard for the #IronmanKona race everyday! So grateful to the team of supporters who are helping me chase another world championship race in Hawaii this October 2018. #106daystogo #countdowntoironman #fridayworkout #whereiswim #nikesportscenter #IronSarah