When I tell people that she has Cerebral Palsy (CP), they often give me kind reassuring looks, obviously thinking what a nice person I am to be friends with someone who has CP because a) they have assumed that Jemma has a learning disability and b) obviously if you're friends with someone who has a disability then you deserve a kindly head dip for your services to the disabled.
For me this challenge isn't just about achieving a fitness goal, it's about finding me again, because I've lost me lately after everything we've been through. The confidence is gone. I don't do anywhere near as much as I used to and I'm far more fearful again. Post Traumatic Stress is something that doesn't go away and the situation we went through certainly contained enough triggers to make life harder. But I'm here.