Insprational Jimmy's Blogs
Jimmy Gittins was severly injured playing the game we love.....Rugby League.
He is quadriplegic and this does not stop him from undertaking incredible challenges.
Please continue to read his story as he prepares for the Engage Mutual Race to the Grand Final
Well I’m a virgin blogger so here goes.
Since my injury I’ve done several crazy challenges!
Our latest being the Engage Mutual Race to the Grand Final (You can read more about that here).
Training for this event is so different to anything I’ve done, having such limited use in my body there is no one area I can concentrate on. Everything I’ve learnt to cope with in the past ten years is being tested. Simple things like pulling on a wetsuit is a MAJOR task sometimes taking two even three of us to pull on. Getting in and out of open water bankings,slip ways etc.The temperature of the water sends my body into spasms, the list is endless.
But you know what, I feel ALIVE when taking on these challenges, and the fact is there are lads and lasses out there who are a lot worse off than the likes of me and if in some way in doing these things I can inspire others to challenge themselves then its all worthwhile.
Our event starts on the 3rd of October, please follow us and be a part of this fantastic challenge!
Your State of Mind holds the key, believe and you will achieve